Tag: SpaceX

Eyes on Texas: Rocket fans tune in from all over for SpaceX

Tens of thousands of pairs of eyes were fixed to computer screens around the globe the last several weeks, staring at live-stream images of...

WATCH SpaceX’s Starship prototype test flight at Boca Chica

If you missed Tuesday evenings SpaceX Starship "hop" test flight from the Boca Chica Beach facility, here is video of the launch provided by...

SN5 finally hops: SpaceX nails first full-size Starship prototype flight

After aborting planned test flights late Monday and again Tuesday morning, SpaceX on Tuesday evening successfully flew its Starship SN5 prototype and set it...

Environmentalists call for full review of SpaceX ops

A July 3 letter from several environmental groups to the Federal Aviation Administration requested that a new environmental review of SpaceX’s Boca Chica operations...

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their...

Astronauts face final leg of SpaceX test flight: coming home

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of NASA astronauts face the final and most important part of their...

SpaceX conducts successful engine test

After weeks of delays, SpaceX at 3:02 p.m. on Thursday conducted a successful static-fire engine test of its SN5 Starship prototype at the company’s...

Flight delay: Starship prototype nearing first launch

SpaceX is close to its first attempted hop of a full-size Starship prototype, according to Elon Musk, the company’s founder and chief executive. In reply...

Water rocket: SpaceX looking to build offshore spaceports

In a SpaceX animated video from 2017, a group of passengers is shown boarding a sleek, high-speed ferry for a quick ride out to...

More, Better, Faster: SpaceX makes Boca Chica top priority

When SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype blew up eight days before Thanksgiving last year it was pretty loud, though not as loud as the explosion...

EDITORIAL: It’s private: Success of SpaceX, others shows private projects best

One day after a spectacular explosion destroyed a prototype rocket at Boca Chica Beach, SpaceX successfully launched two men into space; they are now...

Live SpaceX and NASA launch Crew Dragon spacecraft

https://youtu.be/bIZsnKGV8TE For the first time since 2011, NASA astronauts are scheduled to lift off on an American rocket to the International Space Station. The crew...

SpaceX Starship prototype explodes

https://youtu.be/z1f5-gkgDII SpaceX’s SN4 Starship prototype was destroyed in a powerful explosion minutes after an engine test shortly before 2 p.m. Friday. The incident at the company’s...

Tesla picks Austin, Tulsa as finalists for new US factory

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the...

EDITORIAL: Flying high: Increased activity suggests big days ahead for SpaceX

While the attention of most people probably has been focused on the coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 pandemic, Space Exploration Technologies has been busy advancing...

Gov. Abbott: Tesla is ‘genuinely interested in Texas’

By Dom DiFurio The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has spoken with Elon Musk and said the Tesla founder is "genuinely...

EDITORIAL: A fine fit: Valley could be good location for Tesla manufacturing plant

Elon Musk wants to get back to work. Specifically, he wants to start making Tesla cars again. And with California’s coronavirus-related lockdowns still in...

Cortez to Musk: Move Tesla to Hidalgo Co.

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez has written a letter to Tesla co-founder, CEO and Product Architect Elon Musk following his threat to...

Boca Chica Beach, Hwy 4 to close for SpaceX testing

For the second time this week, officials plan to close Highway 4 headed to Boca Chica Beach temporarily for SpaceX testing of its newest...

Musk threatens to move Tesla HQs to Texas or Nevada over shutdown

By Russ Mitchell Los Angeles Times Tesla will move its headquarters out of California "immediately" to Nevada or Texas, Elon Musk said via tweet Saturday...

Tom Cruise working with NASA, SpaceX to film a movie on International Space Station

By Chabeli Carrazana, Orlando Sentinel Like "Mission: Impossible," but without gravity. Or, no, no, like "Top Gun," but with rockets instead. Whatever the conversations in the writing...

Starship reaches milestone: Prototype survives hyper cold pressure test

SpaceX achieved an important milestone over the weekend with successful pressure tests of its Starship SN4 prototype at Boca Chica, clearing the way for...

Energy partners: STARGATE incubator schools Mexican entrepreneurs

  The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley hosted a delegation of about 40 entrepreneurs from the Mexican Institute of Petroleum, the National Autonomous University...

SpaceX slates ‘career day’; Company has 40 open positions

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted Feb. 3 that design and production on the Starship V1.0 SN1 is “going max hardcore” at the company’s Boca...

County announces more temporary road closures for SpaceX testing

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. has announced the closing and temporary closing of Highway 4 and Boca Chica beach for SpaceX testing activities. On...

Temporary road closure for SpaceX testing announced

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. has announced the temporary road closing of Highway 4 near the entrance to Boca Chica Beach for test...

SpaceX prioritizing Boca Chica Starship construction

For several months, SpaceX’s crew building the Starship Mk1 prototype at Boca Chica was engaged in a friendly competition with the company’s team at...

SpaceX delays space station delivery due to high wind

MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of dangerous wind gusts. The...

SpaceX resumes testing

Cameron County has announced several planned closure dates for SpaceX testing of the Starship Mk1 prototype at the company’s Boca Chica Beach facility between...

Temporary road closures for SpaceX testing announced

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. has announced the temporary road closing of Highway 4 and Boca Chica Beach for additional test launch activities...