SpaceX RocketNovember 5, 2012 – 01:53 pm

SpaceX Rocket

What goes up must come down, and sometimes the ways in which gravity wins aren’t pretty. A SpaceX rocket sending supplies to the International Space Station exploded in the skies off the coast of Florida this morning, and weather radar was able to track what was left of the rocket as it fell into the Atlantic Ocean. The SpaceX rocket, carrying 4, pounds of supplies for the three astronauts aboard the I.S.S., exploded about two minutes after takeoff…

SpaceX 3 Certified launchesDecember 18, 2013 – 09:42 am

SpaceX 3 Certified launches

WASHINGTON — After almost three years of waiting — and six successful cargo flights to the International Space Station — SpaceX’s Falcon 9 should finally win approval to loft NASA science satellites this year, NASA’s lead launch services buyer said. SpaceX has been working toward NASA certification since it won an $82 million contract in 2012 to launch the French-U.S. Jason-3 ocean altimetry satellite aboard a Falcon 9. The rocket is getting closer…

SpaceX Launch HoldJuly 11, 2011 – 02:22 pm

SpaceX Launch Hold

Zoom CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA—SpaceX called off its planned flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday because of rocket trouble. The unmanned Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off before sunrise. But the countdown was halted with just over a minute remaining. The soonest SpaceX can try again is Friday morning, provided it can fix the problem by then. Officials said the problem was with motors needed for second-stage rocket thrust steering…

Is SpaceX Government fundedJune 16, 2010 – 03:44 pm

Is SpaceX Government funded

SpaceX, the space exploration startup helmed by ex-PayPal founder Elon Musk, has confirmed that it has raised $1 billion in new funding, in a round including Google and Fidelity, who join existing investors Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Valor Equity Partners and Capricorn. Google and Fidelity get an ownership stake just shy of 10 percent in exchange for their investment. A report from the WSJ broke yesterday that Google was considering a…

SpaceX Mars Colonial TransporterNovember 13, 2010 – 08:53 am

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter

Elon Musk in Dragon 2 spacecraft.Elon Musk may be able to unveil SpaceX s highly anticipated Mars Colonial Transporter — which will ferry large numbers of people to the Red Planet — as early as this year, he said in a about the craft. While SpaceX is currently known for ferrying cargo to and from the International Space Station for the astronauts aboard, that s not their ultimate goal. The design and redesign of the Falcon rocket system, and the Dragon…

SpaceX March 1February 16, 2010 – 05:22 pm

SpaceX March 1

The private Dragon capsule built by SpaceX is seen at the end of the International Space Station s robotic arm during its undocking on Oct. 28, 2012, in this camera view. The Dragon capsule made the first commercial cargo delivery to the space station for NASA. Credit: NASA TV The next private cargo mission to the International Space Station is slated to blast off March 1, NASA announced today (Feb. 14). The unmanned Dragon capsule, built by California-based…

Does SpaceX pay overtimeSeptember 10, 2013 – 03:45 pm

Does SpaceX pay overtime

Review your time card to know if you should receive overtime pay. Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, certain employees must receive overtime pay if they work a specific number of hours for the week. The state might set its own overtime provisions. If you work 60 hours, whether you should get paid overtime depends on if you worked overtime on a daily or weekly basis and whether you are exempt from FLSA or state overtime…

SpaceX Rocket BlastMay 20, 2014 – 03:08 pm

SpaceX Rocket Blast

SpaceX CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. March 1 (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world s first all-electric communications satellites into orbit. The 22-story tall booster soared off its seaside launch pad at 10:50 a.m. EST (0350 GMT), the third flight in less than two months for SpaceX, as the privately owned, California-based company is known. Perched on top of the rocket…

Colonization of Mars SpaceXDecember 31, 2014 – 02:04 pm

Colonization of Mars SpaceX

SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk (L) and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden address SpaceX employees following the first successful mission by a private company to carry supplies to the International Space Station at the SpaceX facility in Hawthorne, California June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Bret Hartman (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR33M7D 4083882 Tesla Motors founder and private space exploration entrepreneur Elon Musk says millions…

SpaceX Mars ColonyJuly 23, 2012 – 12:08 pm

SpaceX Mars Colony

Share This article Elon Musk, speaking to CNBC about how the future of humankind is rather closely tied to our ability to get off this planet, is “hopeful that the first people could be taken to Mars in 10 to 12 years” — with SpaceX rockets and spacecraft, of course. This lines up with some of his previous comments about establishing a Mars colony in the 2020s. Meanwhile, NASA recently announced that it would try to put a human on Mars in 2035 — and…