SpaceX Launch Today VideoMay 5, 2016 – 09:08 am

SpaceX Launch Today Video

View of Falcon 9 first stage landing burn and touchdown on ‘Just Read the Instructions’ landing barge. Credit SpaceX A new high resolution video from SpaceX shows just how close the landing attempt of their Falcon 9 first stage on an ocean floating barge came to succeeding following the rockets launch on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a resupply run for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS). The SpaceX Falcon…

SpaceX Mars DirectMay 3, 2016 – 09:01 am

SpaceX Mars Direct

A Red Dragon study team blueprinted a Mars sample-return mission architecture based on the use of SpaceX s Dragon capsule and Falcon Heavy booster. Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Red Dragon Internal Study Team Digging deep Big Mars landers would ease the problem of landing and operating deep robotic drills,he told Space.com. Dragon currently serves as a commercial cargo spacecraft, delivering supplies and scientific experiments to the International…

SpaceX LandingApril 26, 2016 – 08:30 am

SpaceX Landing

Keeping with its mantra of fly, fix and fly again, SpaceX says its engineers have resolved an engine valve problem that kept one of its Falcon 9 boosters from successfully touching down on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean in April, ahead of another landing attempt planned after a launch from Cape Canaveral scheduled for Sunday. The landing tests are classified by SpaceX as purely experimental maneuvers, but they have garnered wide attention from launch…

SpaceX Failure CauseApril 22, 2016 – 08:10 am

SpaceX Failure Cause

From the first indication of an issue to loss of all telemetry was just 0.893 seconds. Over the last few weeks, engineering teams have spent thousands of hours going through the painstaking process of matching up data across rocket systems down to the millisecond to understand that final 0.893 seconds prior to loss of telemetry. At this time, the investigation remains ongoing, as SpaceX and the investigation team continue analyzing significant amounts…

When will SpaceX Go to MarsApril 19, 2016 – 08:02 am

When will SpaceX Go to Mars

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a plan for trips to Mars that will eventually cost just $500, per seat. Musk founded SpaceX 10 years ago and interplanetary travel has always been one of his goals for the company. Few details were provided about the Martian voyage, but Musk did say we can expect to hear more about the plan in less than a year. The bargain basement price for a trip to Mars also highlights Musk’s main effort…

Why is SpaceX so important?April 18, 2016 – 08:01 am

Why is SpaceX so important?

Update, 6/28: This launch failed when the rocket came apart two minutes and nineteen seconds after launch; we are following the story here. Get the supplies to the International Space Station Today’s main mission is bringing more than four tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the global outpost in orbit. The most recent attempt to re-supply ISS failed when a Russian autonomous spacecraft carrying five tons of food and fuel, Progress 59…

SpaceX FacebookApril 4, 2016 – 06:56 am

SpaceX Facebook

SpaceX reportedly hopes to launch satellites that will help spread Internet access to remote parts of the globe, escalating an innovation race that also features Google and Facebook taking big risks to expand the Web. Tech companies want to spread Internet access to build a larger customer base for their growing ecosystem of service and mobile devices. In 2013, approximately 40 percent of people on the planet used the Internet, according to the International…

SpaceX September 5March 29, 2016 – 06:38 am

SpaceX September 5

SpaceX technicians work on the Dragon vehicle that will undergo a key “pad abort test” that’s scheduled for May 5, 2015. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX plans to conduct a crucial safety test of its crew-carrying Dragon spacecraft two weeks from now. The private spaceflight company aims to subject a Dragon test vehicle to a pad abort trial at Florida s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as early as May 5, NASA officials announced this week. The unmanned test…

SpaceX Launch HoloLensMarch 26, 2016 – 06:18 am

SpaceX Launch HoloLens

I have been to and witnessed a number of launches in the last 11 years I have lived in Florida but today was the first time I witnessed the complete loss of the launch vehicle during ascent. Last week I wrote about HoloLens being part of the cargo of the SpaceX CRS7 mission and that I was going to head down to witness the launch. It was a great way to merge a couple of my passions, technology, motorcycle riding and rocket launches. So I was up at…

Colonization of Mars VideoMarch 23, 2016 – 05:57 am

Colonization of Mars Video

Mars One Dr. Hooft, who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1, also told The Huffington Post in an email, I think that this could be a way to get the first human colony started on Mars. Of course, a mission as ambitious as this takes some serious planning. Next year Mars One says it will launch the astronaut selection process to identify suitable colonists. The astronauts will undergo about a decade of training. In 2018, a rover will fly to Mars…