SpaceX Just Pulled Off Three Launches in 36 Hours

SpaceX Just Pulled Off Three Launches in 36 Hours

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched Germany’s SARah 1 military imaging satellite into orbit on June 18.Photo: SpaceX It was a busy weekend for SpaceX, with the private space company launching three of its Falcon 9 rockets into orbit over a period of three days. SpaceX’s final launch may even have been carrying a classified government … Read more

Rocket Lab Helicopter Catches Falling Rocket Booster, Then Drops It

Rocket Lab Helicopter Catches Falling Rocket Booster, Then Drops It

The rocket booster deployed a parachute to slow down its acceleration on its descent back to Earth.Picture: RocketLab Private aerospace company Rocket Lab just pulled off a mid-air capture of a rocket booster as it plunged its way back through Earth’s atmosphere, hooking it with a long rope attached to a helicopter. The mission, dubbed … Read more

Crew-4 launches to ISS Wednesday morning

Crew-4 launches to ISS Wednesday morning

The explosion of light in the pre-dawn darkness – launching Crew-4’s Falcon9 rocket as it slipped through the black sky to low earth orbit.Both NASA and SpaceX launch managers were delighted with the launch.“We had a really clean countdown today. Falcon9 rocket did great, the Dragon capsule did great. Great to see the crew get … Read more

Rocket That Will Hit the Moon Isn’t From SpaceX

Rocket That Will Hit the Moon Isn't From SpaceX

A view of the Chinese rocket booster—and not the Falcon 9 second stage—as seen from an observatory in Italy on February 6, 2022Picture: Virtual Telescope Project/Gianluca Masi A fresh look at the available evidence suggests a Chinese booster will smash into the Moon in early Trader not a SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage as was … Read more