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An illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship firing its engines during an abort test.

Watch live: SpaceX is about to blow up a rocket in a crucial test to show NASA that its spaceship ready to launch astronauts

Elon Musk's SpaceX is going to make one of its own rocket boosters explode to prove that its Crew Dragon spaceship is ready to send people to space.
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (foreground) and Doug Hurley (background) train inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship.

Elon Musk shared an animation showing what SpaceX soon hopes to achieve after nearly a decade of effort: Launching astronauts into space

In anticipation of SpaceX's critical test-launch of the Crew Dragon spaceship, Musk tweeted a simulation of what it'd be like to ride the vehicle.
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner rockets toward orbit for the first time on December 20, 2019.

Boeing’s launch of a new spaceship for NASA went awry, and the vehicle no longer has enough fuel to reach the International Space Station

The CST-100 Starliner spaceship rocketed orbit on Friday morning, but a clock issue caused the vehicle to fire its engines at the wrong time in space.
Astronauts stand before the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft during its rollout on Nov. 21, 2019.

NASA says Boeing’s new spaceship for astronauts is ready to launch on an historic maiden flight this Friday

Boeing is preparing to fly its new CST-100 Starliner spaceship, designed for NASA astronauts, into orbit for the first time on December 20.
A SpaceX Dragon capsule during a hovering test-fire on November 23, 2015.

A NASA official says the explosion of SpaceX’s ship during a test ‘was a huge gift’ for making the vehicle safe to fly

A lead SpaceX engineer said an anomaly that destroyed its Crew Dragon capsule, designed to fly NASA astronauts, was caused by a small valve.
SpaceX performs a parachute test for its Crew Dragon spaceship, which will ferry NASA astronauts to and from space.

‘It failed’: NASA says SpaceX and Boeing’s recent spaceship-parachute tests did not go well

NASA told Congress on Wednesday that a test of SpaceX's parachute system for Crew Dragon, a space capsule for astronauts, did not go well.
A view of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship returning to Earth after a six-day Demo-1 mission in space. It splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.

SpaceX’s new spaceship for people has returned to Earth, completing its ‘absolutely critical’ first mission for NASA

After a six-day mission, Crew Dragon, which Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX created for NASA astronauts, safely splashed down in the Atlantic.
An illustration showing SpaceX's Crew Dragon (or Dragon V2) spaceship returning from to Earth from orbit and withstanding intense heating from atmospheric reentry.

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ship is returning to Earth — the hardest part of Elon Musk’s ‘critically important’ mis...

SpaceX's Crew Dragon — a spaceship made for people — is returning to Earth. Elon Musk hinted this will be the most challenging phase of the mission.
Astronaut Anne McClain plays with a plush Earth toy inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule. The vehicle docked to the International Space Station on March 3, 2019, marking the first arrival of a human-rated commercial spaceship at the football-field-size laboratory.

SpaceX launched a plush toy Earth on its new Crew Dragon spaceship. Now supplies of ‘buddy’ are dwindling across the planet.

Celestial Buddies, which makes a fuzzy Earth doll, said it was shocked to see its inventory sell out after SpaceX rocketed one of the toys into orbit.
An illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, a spaceship designed to fly NASA astronauts, docking with the International Space Station.

SpaceX just docked the first commercial spaceship built for astronauts to the International Space Station — what NASA calls a ‘historic ac...

A day after SpaceX launched the first human-rated commercial spaceship, International Space Station crew welcomed the ship to their flying home.