The so-called ‘space jellyfish’ effect often happens during sunrise and sunset launches, but this time, the Falcon Heavy side boosters added to the display, producing a dramatic scene visible from as far away as North Carolina.
"Mars may be a fixer upper of a planet, but it has great potential," SpaceX founder Elon Musk said.
Almost 6,000 pounds of cargo and experiments are en route to the space station after a bright Thursday evening launch from Kennedy Space Center.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in February said the Starship could launch from Texas for less than $10 million per flight within two or three years.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk denied the sexual assault claim and called the story a "politically motivated hit piece."
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NASA and SpaceX are targeting Wednesday, April 27 to launch the four astronauts in the new Dragon Freedom capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket.
Four private astronauts plan to undock from the International Space Station Saturday with a splashdown off the coast of Florida on Sunday.
Weather was 70% favorable for an 11:14 a.m. liftoff from Cape Canaveral but the launch window was pushed to 1:51 p.m.
Some 5,000 Starlink terminals, which are designed to provide high-speed broadband internet, have been delivered to aid Ukraine in its ongoing conflict with Russia.
Billionaire Jared Isaacman announced plans for three more private SpaceX flights, including the first crewed launch of Starship.