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…

SpaceX News April 2014June 11, 2015 – 03:19 pm

SpaceX News April 2014

The alliance, a venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, is set to use rocket boosters to launch things like GPS satellites into space for the federal government. The contract, Musk charged, essentially blocks companies like SpaceX from competing for national security launches.This really doesn t seem right to us,added Musk, whose electric car maker Tesla is challenging established auto companies. The Air Force did not respond to a request for comment…

SpaceX Launch explosion TodayJanuary 22, 2013 – 03:30 pm

SpaceX Launch explosion Today

By Ken Kremer KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship loaded with critical supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) were destroyed by a catastrophic explosion starting approximately 148 seconds after a successful blastoff today, June 28, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:21 a.m. EDT. “Eastern Range confirms the Falcon 9 and Dragon vehicle broke up, ” according…

Is SpaceX insuredMarch 7, 2011 – 03:15 pm

Is SpaceX insured

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket en route to the International Space Station erupted in flames on Sunday moments after its launch, delivering a potential business interruption blow to the so-far highly successful private space company. The craft was about 21 miles (34 kilometers) high when the accident occurred, NASA said. The blast occurred in the craft’s upper-stage liquid-oxygen tank, moments before the main booster was set to separate following takeoff…

Cause of SpaceX Engine FailureApril 6, 2012 – 02:13 pm

Cause of SpaceX Engine Failure

Falcon 9 and the Dragon cargo capsule lift off yesterday from Cape Canaveral, Fla. SpaceX SpaceX engineers are reviewing telemetry to figure out what caused a dramatic first stage engine failure Sunday night during launch of a commercially developed cargo ship on the company s first operational flight to the International Space Station, officials said today. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket s flight computer fired the remaining eight first-stage engines…

Inside SpaceX HeadquartersSeptember 22, 2013 – 11:42 am

Inside SpaceX Headquarters

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — In an event worthy of a Hollywood premiere, billionaire inventor Elon Musk unveiled – quite literally – his new manned Dragon Version 2 spacecraft Thursday night (May 29). TheSpaceX plant is located in here in the old Northrop Grumman facility, adjacent to the Hawthorne Municipal Airport. But you d never guess it upon entering. While the place was dressed for the occasion, it is clearly a stunning workplace — especially for an…