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Star Letter 013: The Modern Age of Spaceflight (to Venus?)

Okay, we will say it. We miss the Mars Rover, Opportunity. It’s still unresponsive during this massive dust storm. We are hoping that Oppy will be waking up soon, as is NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Here on Earth, however, there is a startup company in Alabama that is working on a technology that will be […]

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Photojournalists Explain the Madness and Glory of Shooting SpaceX Missions

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, you’ll find some of the best young photojournalists this side of the Milky Way. This unique group of people are some of the most unwavering, innovative, and creative in their craft and have taken on the task of recording modern human history. Specifically, the history of human exploration and how […]

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Elon Musk Reveals New SpaceX Passenger Ship, Astronaut Trains With Suit

NASA quietly published the above photo of Commercial Crew Astronaut Sunita Williams on the agency’s website, buried in a blog post. Is this the ultimate Starman cosplay, or should Sunita be called Starwoman from now on? Here was the original caption: “On the left, NASA astronaut Suni Williams, fully suited in SpaceX’s spacesuit, interfaces with […]

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Can Elon Musk and SpaceX Transform Space Exploration With New Rocket?

SpaceX has successfully launched the maiden flight of its new Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-1 geostationary satellite. The next and final incarnation of SpaceX’s workhorse rocket, the most launched in the world in 2017, lifted off from historic Apollo 11 Pad 39A at 4:14 PM Eastern and […]

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Bangabandhu-1: A Developing Nation Hitches An Affordable Ride With SpaceX

The southern coast of Bangladesh is lined with a torrent of rivers that empty into the Bay of Bengal. This is where a majority of the countries 250 million people live and the density of the population is extreme. For years, the fledgling nation has been crippled by widespread poverty caused by lack of natural […]

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Happy Birthday to SpaceX, The Company That Started a New Space Age

Over 16 Years ago, Elon Musk went to the Russians to try and buy decommissioned ICBMs––missiles used for warfare but left unused when the Soviet Union collapsed. They laughed in his face, and on the flight home, Musk had an idea: Let’s build this rocket ourselves. Elon Musk’s spaceflight company, SpaceX, has revolutionized the design […]

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SpaceX Will Advance on Mars With Debut of New Reusable Rocket

The Elon Musk-founded launch provider SpaceX has made a staggering leap in its push to invent and refine the reusable rocket––a machine that was thought to be out of our reach for the last 60 years. Just about every old-school entity from NASA to Boeing to the Air Force initially wrote off Musk and his […]

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SpaceX Begins Construction on Mars Colony Ship in Los Angeles

As SpaceX and NASA huddle at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to launch an extraordinary mission to search for Earth-like worlds beyond our solar system, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city would host the construction of humanity’s first interplanetary passenger ship. That ship? The SpaceX BFR or Big Falcon Rocket, built by […]

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SpaceX Fires Off Reusable Launch System to Space Station

Cape Canaveral–– The Elon Musk-founded rocket provider SpaceX, launched their 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA on Monday afternoon, marking the company’s second mission on a fully-reusable launch system. That means that both the Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule have both flown on previous resupply missions to the ISS and have […]

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SpaceX to Launch Its Own Experimental Internet Satellites

When Elon Musk founded SpaceX he had one goal in mind: to get humans to Mars. What has resulted since the company started building that vision, it quite a few extraordinary breakthroughs.  Here are a few: -SpaceX was the first private company to dock a vehicle with the ISS -First to land an orbital rocket […]

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