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Innovation

Crew Dragon: Former project lead reveals stark differences between SpaceX and NASA

Astronaut Garrett Reisman, who helped develop SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, also has experience of working with NASA.

Artistic Endeavors

SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew rekindles a centuries-old artistic debate

Expedition artists were important cultural figures in the golden age of exploration. Do we need to bring them back to document the final frontier?

Innovation

Inspiration4: Incredible video shows landmark moment on SpaceX Crew Dragon

SpaceX's human-carrying capsule packs a fascinating new feature, and the Inspiration4 crew took it for a spin.

Making tracks

VIPER: Why the Moon rover’s mission is vital for future space exploration

NASA has selected the landing site for its VIPER rover.

Innovation

Terraform Mars: After Inspiration4, Elon Musk hints at his long-term goal

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reiterated his support for terraforming Mars, as part of his long-term goal to make humanity into a multi-planetary species.

Innovation

Inspiration4: History’s first all-civilian space mission in 20 images

Luxury Spaceflight

SpaceX: After Inspiration4, Elon Musk hints at Starlink upgrade for Dragon

SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission has returned to Earth, and Elon Musk has ideas for how to improve the capsule for next time.

Homecoming

Inspiration4 splashdown: 14 photos and videos of the historic SpaceX mission

SpaceX just made history with Inspiration4, the first civilian flight into orbit.

Innovation

Inspiration4 crew: 5 updates from their first space broadcast (Video)

The crew is the first all-civilian, privately-funded group of spacefarers.

Inspirational

SpaceX: How to watch the Inspiration4 crew in space

SpaceX's first all-civilian flight will stream live from 300+ miles above Earth. Here’s how to see it.

The right stuff

Why Inspiration4’s participants aren’t actual astronauts

FAA: Call them pioneers, just don’t call them crew.

Innovation

Inspiration4: The 7 most fascinating tidbits you may have missed

SpaceX's first all-civilian mission has taken off. Here's what you may have missed.