NASA SpaceX LandingAugust 28, 2015 – 01:10 pm

NASA SpaceX Landing

Monday s launch will also mark SpaceX s third attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket stage on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean. During the first attempt in January, the returning Falcon 9 rocket ran out of hydraulic fluid early, crashing into the drone ship in a spectacular fireball. A second attempt in February was thwarted by bad weather and high seas, forcing SpaceX to practice the landing over water and let the rocket stage splash into the ocean…

SpaceX crs-3 Launch VideoApril 1, 2013 – 11:55 am

SpaceX crs-3 Launch Video

CRS-3 kicked off the second mission of the year for SpaceX, and marked the inaugural 2014 Dragon CRS flight to the International Space Station. Originally scheduled to launch on 30 September 2013, The launch date was pushed back extensively by a number of delays, including limited berthing windows in the ISS Visiting Vehicle schedule, delays from Orbital Sciences Cygnus vehicle, and cooling issues aboard the ISS. It was finally rescheduled to 2 April…

SpaceX Launch to ISSNovember 20, 2012 – 04:29 pm

SpaceX Launch to ISS

SpaceX s next International Space Station resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is now scheduled for 10:21 a.m. on Sunday, June 28. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend s email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule docked to the Earth facing port of the Harmony module during the company’s sixth commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station, launched April 14 from…

Colonization of Mars SpaceX TargetDecember 18, 2013 – 08:44 am

Colonization of Mars SpaceX Target

Computer rendering of the Curiosity Rover. Photograph: NASA/JPL-Caltech/PA Second, whose destiny is it anyway? Who gets to go? D N Lee wrote a fascinating deconstruction of this in Scientific American where she makes a number of interesting points. Not least, how little attention this question has been given in the rather white and male race to conquer Mars. The first objection she raises is to the idea that we’re “stuck” on Earth. “Stuck?! Why would…

Scott Nolan SpaceXJanuary 5, 2014 – 08:41 am

Scott Nolan SpaceX

Founders Fund VC Scott Nolan VC Scott Nolan, a partner at Founders Fund — best known as Peter Thiel s venture firm — penned an article for TechCrunch that explained the prevailing investment logic in Silicon Valley brilliantly, called Burn Rate Doesn t Matter. He s looking for companies that are not profitable as profits indicate to him that the startup doesn t really know what to do with money. He explains: At Founders Fund we avoid investing in…

SpaceX COTS 3December 20, 2012 – 01:25 pm

SpaceX COTS 3

SpaceX has “experienced lengthy delays in completing key milestones” in its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft programs over the past two years, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The key findings of the report, which was presented to a House committee last week, include: SpaceX has completed 18 of 22 original milestones to date, including two Falcon 9 launches and the initial demonstration flight of the…

Spacex Launch site CaliforniaSeptember 5, 2014 – 10:48 am

Spacex Launch site California

SpaceX s improved Falcon 9 left the pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sept. 29, 2013, at just after 9 am (local time). The press watched from a remote viewing site, as the blowtorch-like flame ascended. Credit: Rod Pyle I pigeonholed 2nd Lt. Kaylee Ausbun, our public relations officer for the morning. She ran a good show under the conditions. It was nearing 9 a.m., the opening of a three-hour launch window, though the word had been passed that they…