Elon Musk says 'Mars is looking real' after SpaceX launches and lands Starship craft Successful 150m 'hop' is a major step towards manned missions to the red planet NASA astronauts describe reentry as they settle back into life on EarthNASA astronauts described splashing down Sunday in the Crew Dragon Capsule. 'It came alive:' Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX's Crew DragonU.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, home two days from a landmark mission as NASA's first crew to fly a privately built vehicle into orbit, recounted on Tuesday the loud, jarring ride they experienced through Earth's atmosphere before a safe land ‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’After a successful splashdown, SpaceX is poised to take over the job of shuttling American astronauts to space. One giant hop for mankind as SpaceX Starship passes first testSpaceX laid an early milestone on its path to the moon and Mars last night as its Starship SN5, a prototype for a new generation of deep space voyagers, got off the ground for the first time.The test British company designs balloon to take tourists to the edge of spaceIf you fancy rising gently above your fellow earthlings to the edge of space using nothing more than gas and hubris, a British designer may have a solution for you.As privateers around the world seek Musk's 'Mars ship' prototype aces test flightA prototype of the engine for SpaceX's next-generation Starship vehicle has made a 150m test "hop". An early version of Starship takes its first, tentative steps off EarthMars remains a long way away. But it seems closer tonight.