SpaceX Launch May 2012December 20, 2015 – 08:44 pm

SpaceX Launch May 2012

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first Dragon spacecraft bound for the International Space Station is seen resting atop SpaceX’s launch site in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Credit: SpaceX The private spaceflight company SpaceX is preparing to launch a robotic capsule to the International Space Station this week, following a series of delays that postponed the historic first flight of a commercial spacecraft to the orbiting outpost. SpaceX is slated…

SpaceX Mars 2018December 19, 2015 – 08:29 pm

SpaceX Mars 2018

Share This article Dennis Tito, the world’s first space tourist, plans to send a married couple to Mars in 2018. The married couple will leave Earth in January, orbit Mars at an altitude of 100 miles (160km) in August, and then return home. The entire journey will last a total of 501 days; the longest continuous time ever spent in space. Spending so long in space will result in the astronauts being bombarded by a lot of solar radiation, increasing…

SpaceX Mars PlansDecember 16, 2015 – 08:12 pm

SpaceX Mars Plans

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches with satellites from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla.., March 1, 2015 To say that commercial space company SpaceX is ambitious is a huge understatement. Its space vehicles supply the International Space Station and will one day transport astronauts. It’s also working on ways to get launchers to land back on Earth vertically, like in movies of old, and creating new spaceships that will take colonists to Mars…

SpaceX crs-3 First StageDecember 12, 2015 – 07:54 pm

SpaceX crs-3 First Stage

SpaceX is expected to take another leap towards the full reusability of their Falcon 9 launch vehicle next month, when the rocket’s first stage will be commanded back to Earth for a soft touchdown on water. The CRS-3/SpX-3 Falcon 9 v1.1 will also debut landing legs on its aft for the first time, according to SpaceX Co-Founder Tom Mueller. F9-R: Launching from SpaceX’s launch site at Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex -40 (SLC-40), the Falcon 9…

Watch SpaceX Launch TodayDecember 10, 2015 – 07:47 pm

Watch SpaceX Launch Today

If Dragon does launch today, it is expected to rendezvous with the station on Sunday morning. SpaceX could also attempt a launch to the station on Saturday (April 19), when the weather appears to be more favorable, according to a NASA update. SpaceX s Dragon is ferrying some interesting supplies up to the station. The Dragon capsule is carrying prehensile legs for Robonaut 2, a humanoid robot designed to eventually aid astronauts in their station…

SpaceX Stock Price 2014December 3, 2015 – 07:04 pm

SpaceX Stock Price 2014

The rocket exploded shortly after it launched off the coast of Virginia Tuesday evening. Orbital Sciences said in a statement that it will work closely with NASA and other government agencies to determine the cause of the accident. Orbital s Antares rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station. Nobody was hurt as a result of the explosion. The mishap - as Orbital refers to it - comes at a critical time for the company. Orbital…

SpaceX MarsNovember 30, 2015 – 06:44 pm

SpaceX Mars

SpaceX s Elon Musk accepts the Explorers Club President s Award for Exploration and Technology at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on March 15, 2014 during the Explorers Club Annual Dinner. There will be those who can afford to go, and those who want to go,Musk said. I think if we can achieve that intersection, then it will happen … and, hopefully, it will happen before I m dead. Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 with the goal of advancing manned spaceflight…

SpaceX Pad abort testNovember 22, 2015 – 06:01 pm

SpaceX Pad abort test

The Dragon capsule floats over the Atlantic toward splashdown after the pad abort test. Photo by SpaceX, from the video Within minutes, SpaceX had video (note: check your volume setting; this is loud ): Just before launch you can see the water dump, done to suppress fire and vibration damage from the sound. Then the eight SuperDraco engines fire, and holy wow does the capsule leave in a hurry! At T+15 seconds the lower trunk (which in a real flight…

Musk SpaceX MarsNovember 13, 2015 – 05:25 pm

Musk SpaceX Mars

AP Photo/Jae C. HongElon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, introduces the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship at the SpaceX headquarters on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Hawthorne, Calif.With all the excitement surrounding SpaceX, and the success of PayPal and Tesla Motors, one might expect Elon Musk to take SpaceX public. So why hasn t he? The reason I haven t taken SpaceX public is the goals of SpaceX are very long-term, which is to establish a city on Mars,Musk…

Discussion of SpaceX FailureNovember 10, 2015 – 04:59 pm

Discussion of SpaceX Failure

Following an ontime liftoff at 10:21am on Sunday morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying an unmanned Dragon cargo vehicle broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean. Falcon’s first two minutes of its flight to the International Space Station were flawless; however, approximately 139 seconds into the mission and just prior to the first stage separation, the vehicle disintegrated. This is the first failure of the Falcon 9 for the California-based SpaceX…