SpaceX websiteJanuary 2, 2017 – 04:22 pm

SpaceX website

There’s little that captivates the imagination like the idea of outer space and exploring beyond our home planet. This week we’re looking at a few sites that feel the pull of the stars — including one that actually does the space thing for real. Moonbase Iconic geometric face Futura PT retains its position as the typeface of the future on the Moonbase homepage, making a bold entry as the title header and appearing in tidy subheads throughout the rest…

Ring of Fire SpaceXDecember 31, 2016 – 04:22 pm

Ring of Fire SpaceX

Last week, SpaceX’s Grasshopper took its highest leap ever, doubling its past flights. On March 7, 2013, the vertical and takeoff and landing (VTVL) vehicle, rose 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovered for approximately 34 seconds and then landed safely – and more accurately than ever before. The goal of Grasshopper is to eventually create a reusable first stage for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which would be able to land safely instead of falling…

Colonization of Mars YouTubeDecember 26, 2016 – 03:56 pm

Colonization of Mars YouTube

“Five hundred years ago, Christopher Columbus sailed across a vast ocean and opened a new chapter in human history, for better or worse, ” says Stephen Petranek. “I believe we are on the verge of a much greater age of discovery. We’re going to become a two-planet species.” The TED audience did not leave this statement unchallenged. For many people in the audience and watching online, Christopher Columbus is no hero, and colonization is not automatically…

SpaceX Launch MayDecember 23, 2016 – 03:51 pm

SpaceX Launch May

The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that SpaceX is now eligible to compete for launches of U.S. national security satellites, closing a tumultuous chapter in the U.S. rocket industry and ending the Pentagon’s sole reliance on United Launch Alliance to haul military payloads into orbit. The Air Force’s certification of the Falcon 9 rocket gives SpaceX access to approximately one-third of the U.S. national security launch market forecast to be worth…

SpaceX Launch Viewing Locations August 2014December 22, 2016 – 03:50 pm

SpaceX Launch Viewing Locations August 2014

This page provides logistical information for the SSEP delegations traveling down to the launch of the Mission 7 to ISS Odyssey experiments payload aboard SpaceX CRS-7, currently scheduled for liftoff at 11:09 am EDT, June 26, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SSEP delegations will be watching the launch from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) (download a map), and we are excited to report…

SpaceX Rocket Lands on LegsDecember 12, 2016 – 03:08 pm

SpaceX Rocket Lands on Legs

In an early morning tweet session with John Carmack, the Oculus VR CTO and video game pioneer behind DOOM, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk showed off some graphic violence from his own industry: The explosive crash-landing of a rocket stage on a floating platform. “Before impact, fins lose power and go hardover. Engines fights to restore, but…”(SpaceX) To further cut the cost of space access, Musk’s firm has been developing technology to safely land the largest…

Will SpaceX SucceedNovember 30, 2016 – 01:58 pm

Will SpaceX Succeed

So the most recent SpaceX outing was a total failure. Or a truly inspirational success, depending on how you look at it. From a media reaction standpoint, the word “fail” dominated: The landing was certainly a “failure” on its face. (The rocket blew up for pete’s sake. That’s kind of the definition of failure right?) But as BI points out, SpaceX received excellent new knowledge from this latest test attempt. “It is indeed an incredible success that…

Is SpaceX ReviewOctober 21, 2016 – 01:45 am

Is SpaceX Review

The Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a payload destined for the International Space Station. As if launching a rocket into space weren’t enough, on Saturday SpaceX tried to bring one safely back to earth by setting it down on a floating landing pad. The effort failed, with the rocket crashing into its target. Even so, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, claimed that the attempt brings the company a step closer…

NASA SpaceX COTSOctober 20, 2016 – 01:44 am

NASA SpaceX COTS

NASA Invests in Private Sector Space Flight with SpaceX, Rocketplane-Kistler NASA is making an unprecedented investment in commercial space transportation services with the hope of creating a competitive market for supply flights to the International Space Station (ISS). Two industry partners will receive a combined total of approximately $500 million to help fund the development of reliable, cost-effective access to low-Earth orbit. The agency is…

Does SpaceX Drug test EmployeesOctober 19, 2016 – 01:34 am

Does SpaceX Drug test Employees

Yes. It is possible to screen for Spice in urine. But, no. Spice won’t show up on a standard drug test . Although Spice is similar to marijuana and contains synthetic cannabinoid substances, it doesn’t show up on tests for marijuana or THC. And pre-employment drug screens or random drug tests don’t normally include specific tests for synthetic cannabis ingredients like Spice. The urine tests are still expensive and not used across the board. Here…