Where did SpaceX Land?November 14, 2012 – 08:58 am

Where did SpaceX Land?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A last-minute problem with a single actuator forced a postponement of SpaceX s attempt to launch a Falcon 9 launch vehicle carrying cargo to the International Space Station on Tuesday — and make a historic rocket landing in the process. The landing experiment would have involved bringing the first stage of the two-stage rocket down onto a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 miles off the coast of Florida. Such…

SpaceX Careers TexasDecember 1, 2014 – 10:44 am

SpaceX Careers Texas

Today SpaceX broke ground for the development of their new Texas spaceport at Boca Chica Beach. Along with CEO Elon Musk, Texas Governor Rick Perry and other dignitaries were in attendance. The following are statements from the assembled dignitaries: Elon Musk - CEO & Chief Designer, SpaceX We appreciate the leadership of Governor Rick Perry and numerous other federal, state and local leaders who have helped make it possible for SpaceX to…

SpaceX Launch LossNovember 21, 2013 – 02:45 pm

SpaceX Launch Loss

How significant was the loss of a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket and Dragon spacecraft? Photo Credit: Jared Haworth / SpaceFlight Insider Jason Rhian CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Approximately 139 seconds into Sunday’s flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 booster, its payload of the Dragon spacecraft and the 4, lbs (1, 814 kg) of cargo it carried disintegrated as the rocket exploded. The multi-million dollar mission ended in a rain of debris into the Atlantic…

SpaceX Launch Failure YouTubeJuly 2, 2015 – 07:02 am

SpaceX Launch Failure YouTube

On Sunday morning, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket broke apart nearly 30 miles above Cape Canaveral just a few minutes after launch, marking its first full mission failure. The rocket was taking the Dragon capsule, carrying more than 4, pounds of supplies, to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX had previously completed six successful resupply missions to the ISS, the latest one in April. While there were no humans on board and no accidents on…