Rocket poised to hit moon is Chinese, not SpaceX Falcon 9, student observations confirm

A group of students has confirmed that a rocket stage poised to hit the moon next month is from a Chinese Long March launcher, not a SpaceX Falcon 9 as originally thought. The rocket body, from the Chang’e 5-T1 mission, is set to slam into the moon’s far side on March 4, more than seven … Read more

The out-of-control rocket about to hit the moon is not a SpaceX Falcon 9, astronomers now say: report

See the SpaceX booster? If you spot the booster in a telescope before it hits the moon, let us know! Send images and comments in to [email protected].  A rocket stage set to hit the moon March 4 might not be from SpaceX after all. The astronomer credited with discovering the forthcoming impact, Bill Gray, announced … Read more

SpaceX Falcon 9 upper stage breaks up in Earth’s atmosphere, 5 years after launch

A SpaceX rocket’s upper stage appears to have broken up safely over Mexico, five years after sending a satellite into space. Local reports on Twitter indicated that a part of the Falcon 9 that sent the Echostar 23 mission aloft in March 2017 met its demise Saturday (Feb. 6) after falling into the Earth’s atmosphere. … Read more

This SpaceX video of a Falcon 9 rocket stage separation during launch is just amazing

A new SpaceX video has captured a striking view of two critical moments in any rocket launch: stage separation for its booster and nose cone jettison.  The video, which SpaceX released on YouTube Saturday (Feb. 5), shows the company’s Jan. 31 launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Italian Earth-observation satellite Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation … Read more

You can see the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster on a collision course with the moon in a live webcast today

See the SpaceX booster? If you spot SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster in a telescope before it hits the moon, let us know! Send images and comments in to [email protected].  A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster will crash into the lunar surface in March, and you can track the rogue rocket as it nears the moon.  The … Read more

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stage to crash into moon 1 month from today

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket upper stage is poised to slam into the moon one month from today (Feb. 4). In February 2015, the Falcon 9 launched the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), a joint mission between the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. The rocket carried DSCOVR toward the Earth-sun Lagrange … Read more

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon review

What you’ve never heard of the Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon? it’s the Lego kit that made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs. The Millennium Falcon screams classic Star Wars. Along with the X-Wings and the TIE Fighters, the Millennium Falcon is one of the coolest spaceships in sci-fi. Who hasn’t wondered what … Read more

SpaceX will launch a classified spy satellite on a new Falcon 9 rocket today and you can watch it live

A new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a classified spy satellite for the United States today (Feb. 2) and you’ll be able to watch it all live online.  The Falcon 9 rocket will launch the secret NROL-87 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Space Launch Complex 4E at California’s Vandenberg Space Force … Read more

SpaceX double vision: These photos show two Falcon 9 rockets on their pads for back-to-back launches

Two SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets stand ready to launch different missions from their Florida launch pads. At right is a Falcon 9 carrying 49 Starlink internet satellites atop NASA’s Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. At left, a different Falcon 9 with the Italian Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 satellite stands atop a pad at … Read more