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SpaceX's Starship, intended for lunar missions, launched from Boca Chica, Texas on Saturday. However, the launch was deemed a failure as the Super Heavy booster exploded over the Gulf of Mexico after detachment. Minutes later, the core Starship continued into space before exploding. SpaceX officials suggest that the ship's self-destruct system was likely responsible for its destruction over the Gulf of Mexico.

SpaceX’s Starship explodes in second test flight

SpaceX’s Starship, intended for lunar missions, launched from Boca Chica, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 18, but the launch was deemed a failure as the Super Heavy booster exploded over the Gulf of Mexico after detachment. Minutes later, the core Starship continued into space before exploding. SpaceX officials suggest that the ship’s self-destruct system was likely…

SpaceX and the European Space Agency recently signed an agreement for two launches next year, each carrying two Galileo satellites, Javier Benedicto, the agency's director of navigation said. The agreement calls for the satellites to be launched on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from the U.S., he added.

SpaceX signs deal to launch key European satellites

SpaceX has signed a deal to launch up to four of Europe’s flagship navigation satellites into orbit, reinforcing the Elon Musk-led company’s growing foothold in the region as local rivals struggle to get rockets off the ground.

Musk met local law enforcement and politicians at the Texas border with Mexico to get a first hand look at the immigration situation.

Elon Musk weighs in on immigration policy in visit to US-Mexico border

Elon Musk, owner of X, formerly known as Twitter, visited the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, Sept. 28, as the billionaire finds himself more involved in the nation’s political landscape. Musk met local law enforcement and politicians at the Texas border with Mexico to get a firsthand look at the situation. Musk’s visit comes off the…

Elizabeth Warren Demands Probes of Elon Musk, SpaceX After Ukraine Revelations

Senator Elizabeth Warren is demanding an investigation into SpaceX after Elon Musk acknowledged he had blocked Ukraine from extending the private Starlink satellite network for an attack on Russian warships near the Crimean coast.

Elon Musk is facing tension with Ukraine officials after refusing to turn on Starlink satellites over Crimea, preventing a drone attack.

Musk denied Starlink request Ukraine needed to sink Russian ships, Kyiv reacts

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite technology has been used in the Russia-Ukraine War to help Ukraine with communications. However, an “interference” has created friction between Musk and Ukraine officials. According to excerpts obtained by CNN from an unreleased biography on Musk, Starlink satellites were off over Russian-controlled Crimea last year, preventing a Ukrainian drone…

Florida begins to assess the damage after Hurricane Idalia slammed its Gulf Coast. The Morning Rundown™

Florida begins cleanup after Hurricane Idalia: The Morning Rundown Aug. 31, 2023

Florida begins to assess the damage after Hurricane Idalia slammed its Gulf Coast. And Tesla is under investigation for alleged secret plans involving a glass house for Elon Musk. These stories highlight The Morning Rundown for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. Hurricane Idalia barrels through Florida Florida residents are hopeful they avoided grave devastation after Gulf Coast…

SpaceX capsule docks at space station carrying 4 astronauts from 4 countries

Four astronauts from four countries rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday. They should reach the orbiting lab in their SpaceX capsule Sunday, replacing four astronauts living up there since March.

Donald Trump's mug shot was released by Fulton County Jail on Aug. 24, soon after the former president turned himself in on charges The Morning Rundown™

Donald Trump’s mug shot released: The Morning Rundown Aug. 25, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s mug shot was released after he turned himself into a Georgia jail. And the Department of Justice sues Elon Musk’s SpaceX. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. Donald Trump responds after mug shot released Donald Trump’s mug shot was released by Fulton County Jail…

During the Trump administration, it was decided the United States Space Command was to be moved from Colorado to Alabama.

As space race heats up, Biden’s Space Command decision under investigation

During the Trump administration, it was decided the United States Space Command was to be moved from Colorado to Alabama. The move would have brought 1,400 jobs and $1 billion in annual economic spending to the town of Huntsville. However, Alabama is having to walk back its celebration after the Biden administration reversed course and…

Russian authorities accused Ukraine of launching another drone attack on Moscow on Monday, July 24. This is the second attack in a month. The Morning Rundown™

Russia accuses Ukraine of drone attack on Moscow: The Rundown July 24

Russia and Ukraine trade drone attacks. And Twitter gets rebranded. These stories and more highlight the rundown for Monday, July 24, 2023. Ukraine, Russia trade attacks Russian authorities accused Ukraine of launching a drone attack on Moscow on Monday, July 24. Two buildings were hit and one of the drones ended up near the Russian…