SpaceX is a private US company that produces space equipment. It was founded in 2002 by businessman Elon Musk. SpaceX designed the Falcon Rocket and the Dragon spacecraft families. Dragon delivers cargo to and from the ISS.
With NASA’s contract with Russia about to run out without a replacement spaceship ready, the US space agency is leaning on SpaceX to hurry up and deliver. CEO Elon Musk says everything is on schedule – but is it?
For the first time ever, the European Space Agency was forced to increase the altitude of one of its satellites in order to prevent it from crashing into a cluster of small satellites operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the ESA said.
SpaceX’s first ‘untethered’ test of its prototype Starhopper vehicle was aborted just seconds after ignition, after encountering technical difficulties. The launch had already been delayed several times due to adverse weather.
With Moon missions fascinating humanity again, the Time covered its new issue with those rushing to the Earth’s satellite. But it seems that politics got the better of the magazine, as only the US and China made it to the cover.