Boeing Astronaut Capsule Faces Key Test On Trip To Space Station
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8:29 AM
Boeing Co (BA.N) is set to launch its new astronaut capsule on Friday on its first unmanned journey to the International Space Station, a milestone test for the U.S. aerospace firm that is vying with SpaceX to revive NASA's human spaceflight capabilities. SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule carried out its unmanned test flight to the space station in March.
SpaceX Is Delivering Cannabis to the Space Station
Friday, December 13, 2019, 5:11 PM
Elon Musk-led aerospace startup SpaceX will deliver weed and coffee plant cultures to International Space Station (ISS) on its 20th resupply mission, scheduled for March 2020. The cultures are part of an experiment to test if they'll mutate or genetically alter in a zero-gravity environment. Notably, Musk came under fire from NASA last year for smoking marijuana during a podcast.
SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites for global internet
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:52 AM
SpaceX, on November 11, launched 60 mini 'Starlink' satellites. This is the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage. The 'Falcon' rocket launched into the morning sky, marking the unprecedented fourth flight of a booster for SpaceX. The compact flat-panel satellites weighing just 575 pounds (260 kilograms) each will join the other 60 launched in May.