SpaceX Yahoo FinanceMarch 23, 2017 – 09:30 pm

SpaceX Yahoo Finance

Elon Musk thinks he has a problem with worker complacency. The head of SpaceX says one of the reasons his company’s Falcon 9 rocket blew up following takeoff last month was because his people have been sitting on their laurels. In a post-mortem conference call about the explosion, Musk said: “This is the first time we ve had a failure in seven years so, I think to some degree, the company as a whole became maybe a little bit complacent.” Yahoo Finance… Buy TomoChain (TOMO), sell or exchange online? |

NASA SpaceX Pad abortMarch 15, 2017 – 09:06 pm

NASA SpaceX Pad abort

SpaceX currently is targeting no earlier than Tuesday, May 5, for a pad abort test of its Crew Dragon development spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The ability to abort from a launch or pad emergency and safely carry crew members out of harm’s way is a critical element for NASA’s next generation of crew spacecraft. The company will have a four-hour window to conduct the test, beginning at about 9:30 a.m…

SpaceX Rocket Failure VideoMarch 14, 2017 – 08:57 pm

SpaceX Rocket Failure Video

But the private space exploration company s third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform failed. The first-stage booster rocket apparently landed too hard on the barge and tipped over. Ascent successful. Dragon en route to Space Station. Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival,SpaceX chief Elon Musk said on Twitter, after the rocket and Dragon cargo ship blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Ascent successful…

SpaceX manned FlightMarch 5, 2017 – 08:40 pm

SpaceX manned Flight

The human-rated Crew Dragon spacecraft being developed by SpaceX will return to Earth under parachutes for splashdowns in the ocean, and not execute helicopter-like propulsive touchdowns on land, a SpaceX official confirmed Monday. SpaceX unveiled the Crew Dragon spaceship — also called the Dragon V2 — in a glitzy event held at the company’s Southern California headquarters in May 2014. Elon Musk, SpaceX’s founder and chief executive, said the capsule…

Vine SpaceX BargeFebruary 21, 2017 – 08:05 pm

Vine SpaceX Barge

The rocket exploded upon crash landing.SpaceX will attempt another historic flyback rocket landing today, Monday, April 13. This will be the second time that SpaceX has tried to land a massive, 140-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket on a platform floating offshore in the Atlantic ocean. The last time they tried to land a rocket on the drone ship, in January, the event did not go as well as planned. The rocket flies in at a 45-degree angle and then explodes…

SpaceX Rocket Failure CauseFebruary 19, 2017 – 08:04 pm

SpaceX Rocket Failure Cause

Musketeer Mike usually covers the Elon Musk beat, but he is on vacation so the rest of us will fill in. And this one is appropriate for me because I am an architect and am used to trying to avoid catastrophic failures, that s part of our job. With the SpaceX flight, it appears that a little strut holding up a helium tank broke. It s a two foot long piece of steel that was designed to handle 10, pounds of force but snapped at 2, . According to Verge…

SpaceX Launch March 30 2014February 17, 2017 – 07:35 pm

SpaceX Launch March 30 2014

A SpaceX robotic Dragon space capsule is mated to the top of its Falcon 9 rocket ahead of a planned March 2014 launch to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Image released March 11. (SpaceX) The planned Sunday launch of a commercial Dragon space capsule packed with food and supplies for astronauts in orbit has been delayed until at least March 30, its SpaceX builders said Thursday. SpaceX planned to launch…