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"The dawn of a new era in human spaceflight," NASA astronaut Anne McClain tweeted with this image.

International Space Station's Harmony module forward port via "soft capture" at 5:51 a.m. EST while the station was traveling more than 250 miles over the Pacific Ocean, just north of New Zealand.

From the famous launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 with the new Crew Dragon capsule on the first commercial crew demonstration flight for NASA.

It looks like something out of a science fiction movie but it's reality. SpaceX has released a series of images for its upcoming, and first, Crew Dragon spacecraft mission as it was moved to the launchpad.

Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX's 16th mission for NASA under the agency's Commercial Resupply Services contract.

"SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle--an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17."

Legendary explorers and visionaries, real and fictitious, are among those immortalized in the first set of official surface-feature names for Pluto's largest moon, Charon.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Roars Into Space

SpaceX Launched its first Falcon Heavy today. All indications are that the flight has been a complete success thus far. Everything worked well except the recovery of the center core. The Space Tesla has now left Earth orbit for the asteroid belt. Pictures and video below.

Falcon Heavy Roars To Life

@elonmusk "Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good. Generated quite a thunderhead of steam. Launching in a week or so."

SpaceX Launches Classified Payload

SpaceX launched the classified payload for customer Northrup Grumman Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

An experiment in space manufacturing and an enhanced study of solar energy are among the research currently heading to the International Space Station following Friday's launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 10:36 a.m. EST.

Elon Musk provided an update on the SpaceX Interplanetary launch system designed in part to colonize Mars at the International Space Congress in Adelaide, Australia today. During the presentation he explained without too much detail how the system could be achieved economically.

Elon Musk @elonmusk Falcon 9 boost stage on droneship Just Read the Instructions

The flight over Charon begins high over the hemisphere New Horizons saw on its closest approach, then descends over the deep, wide canyon of Serenity Chasma.

It was a case of the third time being the charm as SpaceX conducted its 10th launch this year. The Intelsat 35e has separated from the Falcon 9 second stage as expected and is in a good orbit.

On May 31, a prelaunch status briefing was held at Kennedy Space Center, prior to launch of the eleventh SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX is targeting launch of its Dragon spacecraft aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket for 5:55 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 1 from Launch Complex 39A at KSC.

SpaceX launched a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) early this morning after a one day delay. The launch appears to have placed the secret payload into a low earth orbit. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket.

Another Perfect Launch/Landing For SpaceX

SpaceX launched the CRS-10 mission on time this morning at 9:39 am ET from historic LC39A. The Dragon is in orbit and heading toward the ISS while the Falcon 9's first stage made yet another pinpoint anding back at its landing site in Florida.

SpaceX has released the following video of their concept for an Interplanetary Transport System.

Explaining The Red Color On Charon

In June 2015, the cameras on NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto's largest moon, Charon.

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