NASA is still on a big Moon 2024 push and they want to get astronauts on the surface of the Moon. On April 30, 2020 they announced three big lunar lander contracts for their upcoming Moon 2024 crewed missions. See details about the contracts here!
The first full-scale Starship prototype for SpaceX has finally completed its cryogenic pressure test! What exactly does that mean and what's up next? We're talking about that today.
We do a lot of live streaming over on our YouTube Channel for our own weather balloon flights along with various SpaceX rocket launches & events. To facilitate that, we need a powerful PC and it was time to build a new one. Here's what we did to get our own custom built PC good enough for any live streaming or even gaming!
SpaceX successfully launched another set of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit to reach a total of 420 satellites in low Earth orbit for their massive internet service constellation.
NASA and SpaceX are under two months away from their currently scheduled launch date for the first crewed missions of American astronauts, on American rockets, from American soil; but that doesn't mean it's too early to plan for what's coming after that.
Since 2012, Elon Musk's company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. otherwise known as SpaceX, has been providing cargo delivery services for NASA as part of their Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contracts to the International Space Station after the end of the Space Shuttle era. However, the bar has been raised and SpaceX is now contracted to fly similar missions with critical pressurized & unpressurized cargo to NASA's planned lunar orbiting space station called Gateway under their new Gateway Logistics Services (GLS) contract.
SpaceX announced that one of their final preparation tests with their Crew Dragon capsule's parachute systems did not go as planned. The company and their test operators were forced to drop their Crew Dragon mockup capsule early during the test to protect the safety of the helicopter crew.
Flying weather balloons is not exactly a super popular hobby so when I run into people whether it's at a personal event or a work event or something I'm actually doing with weather balloons people like to ask a lot of questions so let's get some of those answered today!
SpaceX successfully launched another set of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, but suffered an in-flight engine failure during the late stages of the 1st stage booster flight & subsequently failed to land their 1st stage booster on their droneship.
SpaceX aborted the launch of their Falcon 9 rocket carrying their next batch of Starlink satellites just fractions of a second prior to the scheduled liftoff time.