America's new astronaut capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) as part of its demonstration mission.
The Dragon vehicle, launched by California's SpaceX company on Saturday, made the attachment autonomously.
SpaceX's next-gen Starship completes first hopper test flight
More At: https://newatlas.com/spacex-starship-hopper-test-flight/60776/The Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy are the stars of the show for SpaceX, but the company's deep space aspirations rest on an even larger and more powerful vehicle known as the Starship. Today it flew this next-gen spacecraft for the first time ever, albeit only for a fleeting moment as the company commences sub-orbital hopper tests.
More At: https://www.universetoday.com/143085/elon-musk-outlines-the-next-few-weeks-of-starship-tests/Despite a few setbacks in the past few months, 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for SpaceX. After a series of successful tethered hop tests, the ground crews at the company’s South Texas Launch Site in Boca Chica conducted the first free-flight test of the Starship Hopper late last month – which saw the test vehicle ascend to 20 meters (~65 feet), move laterally, and then land again.