SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink launch

SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink launch

Just ten hours after launching a crew capsule from a nearby pad, SpaceX ignited the main engines on a reused Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Thursday morning for a brief test-firing ahead of a planned liftoff Friday to begin a new phase of deploying the company’s Starlink satellite internet network.

Getting to the Bottom of Inspiration 4

Getting to the Bottom of Inspiration 4

From start to finish, the mission was flush with success…until an unplanned accident caused the onboard toilet to malfunction. Forcing the crew to adapt in ways that lumped them in a unique category of astronauts.