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SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists toward orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket screa...
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SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket just sc...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch


Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


SpaceX is launching its first civilians on Wednesday. Photos reveal how they trained for the 3-day spaceflight.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense four-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


Elon Musk said watching SpaceX's Friday astronaut launch was 'extremely intense' - he couldn't sleep the night before

Elon Musk (left) arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center ahead of the Crew-2 launch (right) on April 23, 2021. Aubrey Gemignani/NASA via AP; Joe Skipper/Reuters Elon Musk watched his company SpaceX rocket four astronauts into orbit on Friday. Musk said he usually can't sleep the night before a launch. This is SpaceX's third astronaut flight, but Musk said it's still an "extremely intense" experience. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Florida sky exploded w...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, Falcon, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


LIFTOFF: SpaceX launches 4 astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavour, its first time reusing a spaceship on a crewed mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with the Crew-2 mission on April 23, 2021. NASA TV SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit for NASA early Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is using a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship and Falcon 9 rocket booster. Now the Crew Dragon, named Endeavour, must dock to a crowded International Space Station. See more stories on Insider's business page. A recycled SpaceX rocket launched a multinational crew of four astronauts into Earth's orbit on Frida...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Spaceships, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Demo


Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts aboard a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA on Friday

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts toward the International Space Station on Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight for NASA. Watch the historic spaceflight on NASA's livestream below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update: The Crew-2 mission successfully launched into Earth's orbit early Friday morn...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Getty, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Rocket Launch, Falcon


Watch live: SpaceX is launching 4 astronauts aboard a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA on Friday

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts toward the International Space Station on Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight for NASA. Watch the historic spaceflight on NASA's livestream below. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX is rocketing four astronauts toward the International Space Station (ISS) on Frida...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Getty, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Rocket Launch


SpaceX is launching 4 astronauts into space on Friday. Here's how the journey will go - from liftoff to splashdown.

Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. Left to right: Thomas Pesquet, Megan McArthur, Shane Kimbrough, and Akihiko Hoshide. SpaceX SpaceX is launching four astronauts for NASA aboard a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship on Friday. Crew-2 is SpaceX's second routine astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Here's what to expect - from liftoff on Friday to an ocean splashdown six months later. See more storie...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Obama, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Demo


Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Friday

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts toward the International Space Station on Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight for NASA. Watch the historic spaceflight on NASA's livestream below. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX is rocketing four astronauts toward the International Space Station (ISS) on Frida...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Getty, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Rocket Launch, Falcon


Burnt Chunk of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Found on a Farmer’s Field in Washington

The failed deorbiting of a SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage late last month produced a spectacular light show over the Pacific Northwest, but the incident resulted in a large part of the rocket crashing onto a farmer’s field.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Washington, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Pacific Northwest, Falcon, Eric Berger, SpaceX Falcon, Kyle Foreman, StarLink, Rocket Engines, Spacex Launch Vehicles, Spacex Reusable Launch System Development Program, Falcon 9 Block 5, Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel


Rocket Lab debuts plans for a new, larger, reusable rocket for launching satellite constellations

Because news of its SPAC-fueled public market debut wasn’t enough, Rocket Lab also unveiled a new class of rocket it has in development on Monday. The launch vehicle, called Neutron, will be able to carry 8 metric tons (around 18,000 lbs) to orbit, far exceeding the cargo capacity of Rocket Lab’s current Electron vehicle, which can host only around 660 lbs. Neutron will also have a fully reusable first-stage, designed to launch on an ocean landing platform, not unlike SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster. ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Science, La, Virginia, Tech, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Louisiana, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Exit


SpaceX to launch billionaire Jared Isaacman into space with a mission of 3 private astronauts on the Crew Dragon

Jared Isaacman at SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX/Business Wire via AP Photo Billionaire Jared Isaacman has bought seats on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship to launch himself, a healthcare worker and two others — to be selected via sweepstakes — into orbit in late 2021. The mission, called Inspiration4, will be the first ever to fly a crew of people who aren't professional astronauts into space. "The risk is not zero," SpaceX founder Elon Musk said, but this is a big step toward maki...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Dragon, Mars, Falcon 9, Gulf of Mexico, Musk


SpaceX delivers 60 more Starlink satellites in first launch of 2021, and sets new Falcon 9 rocket reusability record

SpaceX has launched its 17th batch of Starlink satellites during its first mission of 2021, using a Falcon 9 rocket that was flying for the eighth time, and that landed again, recording a record for its reusability program. This puts the total Starlink constellation size at almost 1,000, as the company has expanded its beta access program for the service to the UK and Canada, with a first deployment in the latter company serving a rural First Nations community in a remote part of the province of...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, UK, Science, Tech, First Nations, Canada, United Kingdom, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft


Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt to recover Super Heavy rocket by catching it with launch tower

SpaceX will try a significantly different approach to landing its future reusable rocket boosters, according to CEO and founder Elon Musk. It will attempt to ‘catch’ the heavy booster, which is currently in development, using the launch tower arm used to stabilize the vehicle during its pre-takeoff preparations. Current Falcon 9 boosters return to Earth and land propulsively on their own built-in legs – but the goal with Super Heavy is for the larger rocket not to have legs at all, says Musk....
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Ceo, Earth, Mars, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon


Watch SpaceX launch a U.S. spy satellite live and bring its booster back for a landing on terra firma

SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 today from Kennedy Space Center, with a launch window that spans three hours and opens at 9 AM EST (6 AM PST). The mission will carry a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and will include a recovery attempt for the first-stage booster used on the Falcon 9 vehicle. This Falcon 9’s first stage has already flown four times previously, including during two of SpaceX’s commercial resupply missions to the International Space Stat...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spy, Falcon, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center, StarLink, U S National Reconnaissance Office NRO


Watch SpaceX launch its new and improved cargo Dragon spacecraft for the first time

SpaceX is launching a new spacecraft during its 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission for the International Space Station this morning. The launch is set to take off at 11:17 AM EST (8:17 AM PST) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and will be the first ever flight of an updated version of SpaceX’s cargo-specific Dragon spacecraft, which can carry more supplies and experiment materials and which can dock all on its own with the Space Station . Prior Dragon cargo craft requ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Supply Chain, International Space Station, Dragon, Falcon 9, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon, Space Station


SpaceX successfully launches a Falcon 9 booster for a record seventh time

SpaceX has launched yet another Starlink mission, adding 60 more Starlink satellites to its low-Earth orbit constellation. That’s good news for its efforts to blanket the globe in high-speed broadband, and today’s flight is even better news for its equally important ambition of developing more reusable rocket systems, since the first-stage booster that helped launch today’s Falcon 9 rocket made a record-breaking seventh trip. SpaceX broke its own reusability records of six flights for a re...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Broadband, Canada, United States, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Space, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Watch Rocket Lab launch 30 satellites and attempt to recover a rocket for the first time live

Launch provider Rocket Lab has a mission today – codenamed ‘Return to Sender,’ it’s the company’s 16th launch, and it will carry, among other things, a payload that will demonstrate a technology to help safely deorbit satellites. It has a secondary mission that’s potentially more important for Rocket Lab and the launch business in general, however: An attempted recovery of the first stage booster used during the flight. The launch is currently set for 8:44 PM EST (5:44 PM PST), and the webcas...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Youtube, Tech, Ceo, Earth, New Zealand, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Booster, Outer Space, Electron, Rocket Lab


SpaceX's meteoric mission to fly 4 astronauts to the space station, in 17 photos and gifs

The Crew Dragon spaceship approaches the International Space Station on November 16, 2020. NASA SpaceX launched its first full astronaut crew for NASA on Sunday. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, as well as Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi rocketed to the International Space Station. Their Crew Dragon spaceship docked to the station the next day, kicking off what's expected to be NASA's longest human spaceflight ever. Photos and gifs reveal the anticipation and ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, International Space Station, Mars, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Rocket Launch


RESILIENCE SOARS: SpaceX just launched 4 astronauts into orbit for NASA, kicking off the longest spaceflight in US history

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX successfully launched four astronauts into orbit for NASA, kicking an ambitious half-year spaceflight. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is now on its way to the International Space Station, where it will attempt to dock on Monday night. Astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi ...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Florida, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Mars, Astronauts, Biden


SpaceX and NASA successfully launch four astronauts to space for first operational Dragon crew mission

SpaceX has become the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station, marking the culmination of years of work in partnership with NASA on developing human spaceflight capabilities. At 7:27 PM EST (4:27 PM PST), NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Michael Hopkins, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi left launch pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida bound for the ISS. SpaceX’s human launch program was developed under the Commercial Crew program...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing


Watch SpaceX launch a record-breaking astronaut mission for NASA into orbit

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocke...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Youtube, US, Trends, Nasa, Live, International Space Station, Spaceships, Rockets, Astronauts, Falcon 9


WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is about to launch a record-breaking astronaut mission for NASA into orbit

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocke...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Youtube, US, Trends, Nasa, Live, International Space Station, Spaceships, Rockets, Astronauts, Falcon 9


WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is about to launch a record-breaking astronaut mission for NASA into orbit, and you can see the crew rocket to space live

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocke...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Youtube, US, Trends, Nasa, Live, International Space Station, Spaceships, Rockets, Astronauts, Falcon 9


SpaceX is about to rocket its first 'operational' astronaut mission into orbit for NASA. Watch the crew launch to space live.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of Crew-1 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 12, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocket launch li...
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SpaceX made 6 major changes to its spaceship and rocket to be ready to launch its first full crew of NASA astronauts

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of the Crew-1 mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 12, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch its first full astronaut crew for NASA on Sunday in its newly certified launch system. Since its test launch of two NASA astronauts this summer, SpaceX has made major adjustments to its Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spaceship, and spaceflight processes. The Crew Dragon has ...
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule are now officially certified for human spaceflight by NASA

SpaceX and NASA have completed the multi-year certification program for the Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft launch system, the first ever human-rated commercial space system to be developed. The final stage in the certification process was the Demo-2 mission that SpaceX launched earlier this year, carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on May 30, 2020, and now all necessary review of the results of that successful mission is complete. NASA annou...
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