Skywatchers can see the private spacecraft chase down the International Space Station over the next few nights.
Entrepreneur and business magnate, Elon Musk is the CEO and founder of the aerospace company SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors. He also hopes to change the world, advancing private spaceflight with the aim of landing humans on other planets like Mars, and developing a new tube-transport system called the Hyperloop. Live Science will keep you up on Musk’s latest ideas and developments so you can keep your two feet on Earth while looking up at the stars.
SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket and first commercial Dragon cargo flight to the space station Sunday (Oct. 7).
The space debris may mean it takes SpaceX's private Dragon space capsule longer to reach the station.
California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a bill Friday (Sept. 21) to limit liability for private spaceflight companies.
SpaceX's robotic Dragon spacecraft will be making the first of 12 contracted cargo missions for NASA.
American Joe Acaba and Russians Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin had spent four months aboard the orbiting lab.
By supporting the development of new private spaceships, NASA will be able to purchase flights to and from the space station with reduced cost and oversight.
The agreement helps establish ground rules for U.S. commercial spaceflights to ensure the safety of onboard crews and the public.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule will fly within 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of the space station early Thursday.