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…

SpaceX Rocket blasts offOctober 15, 2016 – 12:48 am

SpaceX Rocket blasts off

Thomson ReutersThe unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon capsule sits on launch pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday to put a communications satellite into orbit for the government of Turkmenistan, a first for the Central Asian nation. After waiting almost an hour for cloudy skies…

SpaceX CRS 2 LaunchOctober 14, 2016 – 12:42 am

SpaceX CRS 2 Launch

SpaceX conducted its tenth launch on Friday, sending the fourth Dragon spacecraft on a mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). The launch of CRS-2 (SpX-2) – which also marked the fifth flight of the Falcon 9 carrier rocket – occurred at 10:10 Eastern (15:10 UTC). However, a problem with the Dragon’s thrusters required mitigation. CRS-2/SpX-2: The problem was noted after Dragon separation, with the anomaly reported at the point Solar…