Yesterday was a big day in spaceflight history! After a four year wait, NASA announced the names of the first astronauts who will fly to the International Space Station by way of commercial providers. The Everyday Astronaut team got special […]
For the first time since the decommissioning of the Space Shuttle in 2011, American astronauts will launch to space aboard American-built rockets from American soil. America. Now we know who those astronauts are. The announcement was made today at NASA’s […]
Virgin Galactic has been increasing their cadence this year as they prepare to start flying paying customers onboard their SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, named VSS Unity. Today marked the highest flight test this year, reaching an apogee of about 52 km (170,000 feet).
SpaceX had a flawless mission deploying 10 satellites for its customer Iridium this morning. Despite crazy wind and rough seas, SpaceX did manage to recover the first stage on their autonomous space port drone ship, “Just Read the Instructions” BUT… they weren’t able to recover their first fairing with their fairing catching boat Mr. Steven due to the rough seas.
SpaceX is preparing to launch their 13th Falcon 9 rocket this year. This mission, Iridium-7, is the 7th overall mission for customer Iridium Communications. This will be SpaceX’s third launch for Iridium this year! They’ll also be attempting to land the booster, AND recover the payload fairing! Which is super exciting!
No, you’re not seeing SpaceX’s attempt to create a wormhole to another universe… This image was captured by my friend and fellow launch photographer Trevor Mahlman at SpaceX’s most recent Falcon 9 rocket launch that took place at 1:50 a.m. local eastern time on July 22, 2018. The mission was to deliver the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communications satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit, which it did successfully.
It was a picture perfect launch for SpaceX’s second Block 5 Falcon 9 which took off at 4:50 UTC (12:50 Eastern local time). This mission was extra impressive as it gave the newly upgraded Falcon 9 a chance to truly flex its muscles by lofting the heaviest commercial satellite ever made, the Telstar 19 VANTAGE.
SpaceX prepares to launch their 58th Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The four hour launch window opens at 5:50 UTC (1:50 Eastern local time) to deliver the Telstar 19V satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
The Falcon 9. The world’s FIRST reusable rocket. Wait. No it’s not. Do you remember the Space Shuttle? It had those solid rocket boosters and the orbiter, which were both reusable weren’t they? Well, today we’re going to talk about […]
Space is hard. There’s a reason we use rocket science as a benchmark for anything extremely difficult. I for one champion all things space and eagerly await every single upcoming space event. But, in order to move forward, we’d better […]
My mission has always been to bring space down to Earth for everyday people. And I realize that not everyone will get a chance to get up close and personal with rockets in their lifetime. And even when you do see […]
Elon Musk is again talking about combining two of his companies, SpaceX and Tesla, in a pretty epic way. Instead of launching more Tesla’s into space, this time he’s talking about putting SpaceX rocket thrusters on their next generation Tesla Roadster… […]
Rockets are HUGE, complicated and expensive. As a matter of fact, the rocket that took humans to the moon, the Saturn 5, was 111 meters or 363 feet tall, and had more separation events than dating teenagers. So why do […]
One of the questions I get asked most often is “who do you like better NASA or SpaceX” Who do I like BETTER?!?! WHAT?! Is that even a fair question! It’s almost like saying, who do you like better, the […]
What rocket has 9 engines on its first stage, is built by a privately owned aerospace company, uses the most advanced manufacturing techniques available, is one of the cheapest rides to space and has a body that’s almost entirely made […]
Block 5. The elusive final iteration of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is finally almost here. Although we’ve known quite a bit about what’s going to be new with block V, the general public has had a very hard time understanding […]
We have SO MANY questions to answer about Falcon Heavy. We learned so much after the successful launch and there’s a ton to cover.
Instead of me trying to answer EVERYTHING in this article, I decided we’re going to focus on one big question first. WHY. Why the Falcon Heavy? Why does it matter? Why launch it now when it will soon be replaced soon by something bigger and better? And of course, the number one why, why did SpaceX launch a Tesla into space?
So…. You’re in Florida and want to watch a rocket launch huh? Perhaps Falcon Heavy? Maybe another SpaceX launch, or even a different launch provider’s rocket. Well, today I wanted to give you a rundown on the best locations for watching rockets launch on the space coast. We’ll show you pictures and videos from each location to help you make the best decision on launch day.
It’s ALIVE!!!!! For the very first time, the Falcon Heavy has successfully lit all 27 of its mighty Merlin engines in preparation for its maiden launch. Once it flies, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket currently in […]
2017 is over and boy was it a busy and exciting year of space discoveries and spaceflight! So it’s officially time for the best space moments of 2017, AKA the WORLD FAMOUS ASTRO AWARDS!!!!! This is nothing official, other than […]
Written by Tim Dodd The Everyday Astronaut, With contributions from Everyday Astronaut Patreons Edited by Allyson Cornish Falcon Heavy. It’s ALMOST HERE! When it flies, it will be the most powerful and highly anticipated rocket of the 21st century. SpaceX will be […]
Elon Musk recently announced SpaceX’s plans to be able to transport people anywhere around the world in under an hour, with MOST long distance trips taking less than half an hour using SpaceX’s upcoming BFR rocket! Hold on, what? Anywhere […]
Elon Musk revealed the update to SpaceX’s highly anticipated and ambitious rocket, the BFR or the Big (FALCON) Rocket. It sports a slimmer and more practical design than what they revealed just last year. They’re planning on the BFR to […]
Elon Musk recently announced that SpaceX is no longer pursuing propulsive landings with their Dragon 2 capsule. Not on Earth. Not on Mars. And although this might be a bummer for those of us who loved the thought of a […]
Over the past two years I’ve been fortunate enough to shoot five rocket launches for the website www.spaceflightnow.com at both Kennedy Space Center and Vandenburg Airforce Base. It had always been a dream of mine to see a rocket launch, […]
I want you to be excited about what’s happening right now, what it means for the future of spaceflight, and how today’s technology is fulfilling 1950’s sci-fi imaginations. You don’t have to go far in my portfolio to witness my recent […]