SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its workforce, which is about 600 employees, according to a company spokesperson on Friday.
Space travel is back in style again. From Elon Musk’s SpaceX to President Trump’s call for a Space Force to NASA’s announced plans to return to the moon, hardly a week goes by without major headlines involving space. But has spacesuit technology kept up with these ambitious plans?
SpaceX rolled out the company’s first space-worthy Crew Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 launcher to pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time Thursday, beginning a series of fit checks before the commercial spaceship takes off on its first orbital test flight.
The Air Force’s first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for its upcoming launch later this month at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
NASA has ordered a safety review of the two companies it has hired to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, a months-long assessment that would involve hundreds of interviews designed to evaluate the culture of the workplaces, the agency said.
NASA and commercial industry partners Boeing and SpaceX are making significant advances in preparing to launch astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.
SpaceX launched 10 Iridium satellites today (July 25) in the seventh and penultimate launch required to complete the communications company’s new constellation.
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 5:42 a.m. EDT Friday, June 29, for the launch of its 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Space Coast Daily TV will air the launch live on SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Daily Facebook page via NASA TV.