Tom Cruise gets sneak preview from SpaceX’s 1st private crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Tom Cruise got a sneak preview of what it’s like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule. Representatives for SpaceX’s first privately chartered flight revealed Friday that the actor took part in a call with the four space tourists orbiting more than 360 miles up. Thursday’s conversation, like the entire three-day […]

Contest winners, health worker orbiting world in SpaceX 1st

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The four people on SpaceX’s first private flight are fairly ordinary, down-to-Earth types brought together by chance. They’ll circle Earth for three days at an unusually high altitude — on their own without a professional escort — before splashing down off the Florida coast. Meet the crew that’s taking space tourism […]

SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s first private flight streaked into orbit Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism. It was the first time a spacecraft circled Earth with an all-amateur crew and no professional astronauts. “Punch it, SpaceX!” the flight’s […]

EXPLAINER: 4 will circle Earth on 1st SpaceX private flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. SpaceX’s first private flight will be led by a 38-year-old entrepreneur who’s bankrolling the entire trip. He’s taking two sweepstakes winners with him on […]

Astronaut gets special ice cream delivery for 50th birthday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A space station astronaut is celebrating her 50th birthday with the coolest present ever — a supply ship bearing ice cream and other treats. SpaceX’s latest cargo delivery showed up Monday at the International Space Station after a day in transit. Overseeing the automated docking was NASA astronaut Megan McArthur. “No […]

Astronaut: Spacewalk postponed due to pinched nerve in neck

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA astronaut said Tuesday that he pulled out of a spacewalk this week because of a pinched nerve in his neck. NASA canceled Tuesday’s spacewalk at the International Space Station less than 24 hours in advance, citing “a minor medical issue” with Mark Vande Hei but didn’t elaborate. The retired […]

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