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Boeing set to retry test flight in bid to take on SpaceX

Boeing is slated to launch its long-anticipated Starliner spacecraft — which is built to carry NASA astronauts — on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, a follow-up to the company's botched first attempt 18 months ago, tomo.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnAug 2nd, 2021

NASA awards five contracts for lunar landers to follow SpaceX demonstration

The announcement comes as one of the winners, Blue Origin, is suing NASA. Enlarge / A Lockheed Martin concept for a lunar lander. (credit: Lockheed Martin) NASA is moving ahead with plans to bring competition into the development of landers fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 13 min. ago

SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

SpaceX's first private flight streaked into orbit Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 44 min. ago

Contest winners, health worker orbiting world in SpaceX 1st

The four people on SpaceX's first private flight are fairly ordinary, down-to-Earth types brought together by chance......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 44 min. ago

First view from new Crew Dragon shows marble-like Earth

SpaceX has posted the first footage of its all-civilian mission in orbit, with the Crew Dragon's new all-glass observatory dome offering a spectacular view......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 45 min. ago

SpaceX launches four people to orbit in company"s first-ever tourism mission

SpaceX launches four people to orbit in company"s first-ever tourism mission.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News19 hr. 13 min. ago

Daily Crunch: SpaceX set to launch 4 civilians into orbit for 3-day mission

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 44 min. ago

Inspiration4 crew, meet outer space: SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission launches to orbit

The first all-civilian crew in history has made it to space. The Inspiration4 crew took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:04 EST PM, commencing the first space mission in human history featuring zero trained astronauts. The reusa.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 44 min. ago

How to watch SpaceX launch its first all-civilian mission

SpaceX is about to launch its first all-civilian crew to space in a mission that will orbit Earth for three days. Here's how to watch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 45 min. ago

SpaceX successfully launches the first all-civilian crew to space

SpaceX has launched the first all-civilian crew to space, with the four crewmates blasting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday night......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 45 min. ago

Crew Dragon has flown four more people—all private citizens—into space

SpaceX promised to make spaceflight available to the masses. This is a good start. Enlarge / The Crew Dragon spacecraft separates from the second stage of a Falcon 9 rocket. (credit: SpaceX) 8:30pm ET Wednesday update: As the Sun set over the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News21 hr. 45 min. ago

SpaceX aiming for night launch of 4 on 1st private flight

SpaceX aimed to blast a billionaire into orbit Wednesday night with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

SpaceX"s first all-civilian spaceflight happens tonight, here"s how to watch

The flight is being chartered by billionaire Jared Isaacman, who earlier this year donated two of the four seats to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The hospital provides care to children and young adults battling cancer.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

How to Watch the SpaceX Inspiration4 Launch

The first all-civilian, all-private mission to orbit prepares to blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Valve begins shipping Steam Deck dev kits to developers for game testing

On Tuesday, Valve announced that it has begun shipping Steam Deck dev kits out to developers. Valve says the "engineering verification test builds" are functionally identical to the commercial versions coming at the end of the year......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

The era of orbital private spaceflight truly begins with today’s launch

SpaceX promised to make spaceflight available to the masses. This is a good start. Enlarge / Crew Dragon and its Falcon 9 rocket are ready to go for the Inspiration4 mission. (credit: SpaceX) There has been a minor kerfuffle in the space commu.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Watch SpaceX launch the first all-civilian Inspiration4 mission to space live

After months of publicity, an NFT auction, and even a Netflix docu-series, it’s finally here: the four-person crew of Inspiration4 will be heading to space. What makes this launch different from any that came before it? None of the four people onbo.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

SpaceX’s All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew Readies for Launch

Sure, an orbital flight without professional astronauts is unorthodox—but it just might work......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

How to watch SpaceX launch its first all-civilian mission tonight

SpaceX is about to launch its first all-civilian crew to space in a mission that will orbit Earth for three days. Here's how to watch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Meet SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew in pre-launch Q&A session

SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew looked relaxed and ready to go to space as they took questions from the press just hours from launch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

SpaceX will launch four space tourists on a three-day trip in space. Here"s everything you need to know

On Wednesday, four people — none of whom are professional astronauts — will strap themselves into a capsule atop a 200-foot-tall SpaceX rocket that will blast them past the speed of sound and up to 17,500 miles per hour......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 14th, 2021