SpaceX’s Super Heavy Booster Test-Firing Generates Two Times More Thrust than NASA’s Saturn V Moon Rocket – Next Starship Test Flight Set for Liftoff Next Month!

Boca Chica, Texas – Following a rare launch failure of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, engineers are still investigating the issue, leaving the workhorse grounded for an undisclosed period. However, preparations for the upcoming test flight of the company’s Starship vehicle seem to be progressing smoothly, with a scheduled liftoff next month. Recently, SpaceX conducted a test-fire of the 33 Raptor engines on the Starship rocket’s Super Heavy booster at the Starbase facility in South Texas. …

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Launch Alert: Europe’s Ariane 6 Rocket Ready for Liftoff After Years of Delay

Kourou, French Guiana – Europe’s much-anticipated heavy-lift Ariane 6 rocket is finally ready for its inaugural launch today. The rocket, set to replace the Ariane 5 after its retirement last year, is scheduled to take off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, during a four-hour window opening at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT). Developed over nearly a decade, the Ariane 6’s debut was marred by technical challenges and external factors like the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Gateway’s HALO Module Nearing Launch After Successful Welding in Italy – NASA’s Lunar Space Station Prepares for Liftoff in 2025

Technicians at a Thales Alenia Space industrial plant in Turin, Italy, have made significant progress on NASA’s Gateway space station, bringing the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) module closer to launch. The HALO module, one of four modules designed for astronauts to live in, conduct scientific research, and prepare for lunar surface missions, recently completed welding in Italy. This marks a significant step towards the eventual launch of the Gateway space station, which is currently …

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Moon China’s Chang’e-6 probe makes historic lift-off from moon’s far side – exclusive coverage!

Beijing, China – China’s Chang’e-6 probe successfully launched from the far side of the moon, marking a significant milestone in the country’s space exploration efforts. The mission aims to collect samples from the moon’s surface and bring them back to Earth for further analysis. This mission follows in the footsteps of previous successful lunar missions by China, including the Chang’e-5 mission which collected samples from the moon in 2020. The Chang’e-6 probe is equipped with …

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NASA and Boeing Set New Launch Date for CST-100 Starliner After Computer Problem Fix – Get Ready for Liftoff on June 5!

WASHINGTON – NASA and Boeing have rescheduled the launch of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft for June 5, following a computer issue that caused the previous launch attempt to be scrubbed. The new launch date was set after United Launch Alliance fixed the problem, with a backup launch opportunity available on June 6. The Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission is set to take off on June 5 at 10:52 a.m. Eastern time, marking the next available …

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Countdown: Boeing Starliner Astronaut Launch Scrubbed Just Before Liftoff, NASA Delays Mission for Computer Issue

Kennedy Space Center, Florida – Boeing faced a setback on Saturday when its first attempt to launch the Starliner spacecraft with astronauts onboard was abruptly canceled less than four minutes before liftoff. The delay was attributed to an automated computer system that oversees the flight sequence during the final stages of the countdown. NASA announced that the launch would be postponed to the following week, potentially on Wednesday or Thursday, to allow for further evaluation …

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Launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Astronauts Scrubbed Just Seconds Before Liftoff – Groundbreaking Details Inside!

Kennedy Space Center in Florida faced a setback on Saturday as the countdown clock ticked down to less than four minutes before a planned launch of two NASA astronauts aboard Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. The mission managers decided to delay the launch to Wednesday at 10:52 a.m. following an issue identified by United Launch Alliance. This marked the second unsuccessful launch attempt for astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams, who had previously been …

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SpaceX Launches New Batch of Starlink Satellites: Watch the Spectacular Liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base!

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA – SpaceX successfully launched a new batch of Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch was initially delayed but eventually took place on Thursday evening, exciting space enthusiasts and industry watchers alike. The Falcon 9 rocket carried 20 Starlink satellites into space, adding to the growing constellation aimed at providing global high-speed internet coverage. This launch marked another milestone for SpaceX in its mission to revolutionize …

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Starlink 6-54 Mission Launches 23 Satellites Into Orbit in Record-breaking SpaceX Falcon 9 Liftoff

Cape Canaveral, Florida – SpaceX successfully launched another batch of Starlink high-speed internet satellites on Sunday evening, marking the 29th dedicated launch of Starlink satellites in 2024. The Falcon 9 rocket took off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, carrying 23 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit. The Falcon 9 first stage booster, known as tail number B1076 in SpaceX’s fleet, launched for the 13th time on this mission. It …

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Future Starship Plans Revealed as IFT-4 Launch Prepares for Liftoff – NASASpaceFlight.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Following the successful IFT-3 launch back in March, the Starship program is now gearing up for the upcoming IFT-4 mission, shedding light on the future of SpaceX’s ambitious project. With the Starship program steadily progressing, the anticipation for the next launch is high amongst space enthusiasts and industry experts alike. The IFT-3 launch marked a significant milestone for the Starship program, showcasing the capabilities of SpaceX’s innovative spacecraft. As preparations for …

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