NASA SpaceX COTSOctober 20, 2016 – 01:44 am


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…

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… تور تایلند

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…

SpaceX Launch FailureOctober 5, 2016 – 11:49 pm

SpaceX Launch Failure

WASHINGTON — A group of mostly Republican lawmakers, many from states with a United Launch Alliance presence, want to know how tough NASA and the U.S. Air Force are getting with SpaceX after a June 28 launch failure of the latter’s Falcon 9 rocket that destroyed a load of NASA cargo bound for the International Space Station. Although the mission was one of a dozen SpaceX took on as part its Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, the space…

SpaceX Jobs Brownsville TexasOctober 1, 2016 – 11:35 pm

SpaceX Jobs Brownsville Texas

With the Earth in the background, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is seen as it is grappled by the International Space Station s Canadarm2 robotic arm. (Reuters) Brownsville, Texas is preparing for lift off, thanks to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. This week, the rocket and spacecraft company announced it will build a commercial launch facility outside of Brownsville, bringing 500 jobs to the area over a 10-year period. Brownsville, which has a population…

Will SpaceX Beat NASA to MarsSeptember 29, 2016 – 11:22 pm

Will SpaceX Beat NASA to Mars

In a Thursday, May 29, 2014 file photo, the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship is unveiled at its headquarters, in Hawthorne, Calif. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the International Space Station in 2017. NASA expects to save millions of dollars in launch costs, once its commercial crew program starts flying. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) NASA expects to save millions of…

SpaceX Vandenberg Launch ComplexSeptember 25, 2016 – 10:55 pm

SpaceX Vandenberg Launch Complex

Illustration of SpaceX s Falcon Heavy rocket, which the company says will be the most capable rocket operating today. Credit: SpaceX The company Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, broke ground Wednesday (July 13) on a new launch site for its massive heavy-lift rocket. SpaceX is upgrading a site called Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbara, Calif. The refurbished launch complex will host SpaceX…

Space Master x-7 gameSeptember 23, 2016 – 10:43 pm

Space Master x-7 game

1:00 PM on // Brett Makedonski @Donski3 Big Halo It kind of feels like beating a dead horse at this point, but each instance somehow still seems more noteworthy than the last. Nowadays, games are big. Really big. And, apparently when you pack four games into one, the result is tremendously big. Accompanying Microsoft s news that has gone gold is the information that the game will take up 65 GB of hard drive space. It uses the entirety of the 45 GB…

SpaceX and Virgin GalacticSeptember 20, 2016 – 10:24 pm

SpaceX and Virgin Galactic

This image shows the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions, and NASA s Spitzer Space Telescope. In the instruments combined data, this nearby dwarf galaxy looks like a fiery, circular explosion. Rather than fire, however, those ribbons are actually giant ripples of dust spanning tens or hundreds of light-years. Significant fields…