Elon Musk Says SpaceX Starship Prototype Could Launch Next Month Once FAA Approves License Application

SpaceX’s new Starship rocket is in the process of development for all possible improvements it could get that elevate it above its predecessors. The vehicle is being built in southeast Texas, where the biggest platform of SpaceX is located. Elon Musk’s space agency is focusing on several aspects of the rocket that would make it perform … Read more

NASA targets February launch for Artemis 1 mission on its 1st first moon rocket since Apollo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is now targeting early next year for the maiden launch of its next megarocket: the Space Launch System. The behemoth moon rocket, the first since the Apollo program, is months behind schedule (it was initially slated to launch in November) but could now potentially fly Feb. 12 if its final … Read more

NASA’s SLS mega moon rocket stacked for the first time, launch slips

Note: We’ve brought you a front-row seat to Florida space news since 1966. Journalism like ours takes time and resources. Please consider a subscription. — Everything is finally coming together for the first launch of NASA’s mega moon rocket, now slated for the first half of next year. Teams at Kennedy Space Center this week put the finishing touches … Read more

Zortrax Will Launch 3D Printed Electrical Circuit Onboard First Wooden Satellite – 3DPrint.com

Zortrax’s next frontier is space! In early 2022, the Polish 3D printer manufacturer will be launching a 3D printed electrical circuit to low Earth orbit (LEO). Since 2019, the company has been working with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a composite 3D printing technology that enables the fabrication of space-ready … Read more

Rocket Lab’s next launch will include booster recovery experiment – Spaceflight Now

A view inside Rocket Lab’s factory in New Zealand, where Electron boosters are lined up in an assembly facility. The rockets with red markings are tagged for recovery missions. Credit: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab said this week that its next mission, set for launch Nov. 10 after delays caused by a coronavirus lockdown in New … Read more

Bryce Canyon, others chosen for new NASA telescope launch event

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is launching a new telescope, and one of Utah’s dark sky national parks has been chosen for a celebration event. On Saturday, Nov. 6, Bryce Canyon National Park is offering a day of public programs to “bring the excitement of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) to park visitors,” a … Read more

Critics and supporters come out in force to discuss SpaceX’s plans to launch from South Texas

This week, a vibrant mixture of supporters and critics voiced their opinions about SpaceX’s launch operations in Boca Chica, Texas during virtual town halls — input that will be considered as the government decides the company’s future in the state. More than one hundred people took the time to give their thoughts during the meetings … Read more

Donald Trump announces the launch of his own social network

Donald Trump, July 11, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. LM OTERO / AP We are never so well served as by ourselves. Donald Trump announced, Wednesday, October 20, the launch of his own social network, “Truth Social”, after being banned, in January, from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The platforms accuse him of inciting his supporters to … Read more

NASA’s High Bandwidth Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Gears Up for Launch

Illustration of NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration communicating with the International Space Station over laser links. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) is gearing up for launch this fall, no earlier than November 22. The payload arrived in Florida in May, fully integrated into its host spacecraft and ready … Read more