SpaceX crs-7 Landing attemptSeptember 30, 2017 – 07:26 am

SpaceX crs-7 Landing attempt

Update: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has experienced a catastrophic launch failure. SpaceX hopes the third time will be the charm for their daring rocket landing at sea. SpaceX is making its third attempt to land and recover the first stage of a rocket for reuse as a part of the company’s seventh cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon spacecraft will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40…

Watch SpaceX Pad abort testSeptember 29, 2017 – 07:23 am

Watch SpaceX Pad abort test

Photo credit: Dragon spacecraft before launch / SpaceX There have been enough spaceflight blunders recently to make it abundantly clear that getting things to and from space is no mean feat. And when humans are on board, there really is no room for error. That s why private company SpaceX, together with NASA, have been developing a capsule that will enable astronauts to safely travel to and from the International Space Station in 2017. Named “Dragon…

WWW SpaceX com StockSeptember 28, 2017 – 07:17 am

WWW SpaceX com Stock

As a part of its efforts to provide Internet access for the entire world through satellites, search giant Google Inc. (GOOGL - Analyst Report) together with Fidelity Investments has invested $1 billion in Space Exploration Technologies Corp., a rocket making startup run by billionaire Elon Musk. The investment will fetch both the companies a combined stake of 10% in the startup. The other investors in the company include Founders Fund, Draper Fisher…

SpaceX crs-7 Launch TimeSeptember 12, 2017 – 06:35 am

SpaceX crs-7 Launch Time

Right now, eight of our Dove satellites are packed in their NanoRacks deployers on SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule. We’re calling these satellites “Flock 1f”. On Sunday, June 28, at 10:21am (EDT), the Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle will launch, carrying the Dragon capsule and Flock 1f to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX calls this mission: CRS-7, the seventh of twelve SpaceX ISS resupply missions. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket will launch in an instantaneous…

Elon Musk x PrizeSeptember 3, 2017 – 10:52 am

Elon Musk x Prize

By Douglas Messier Parabolic Arc Managing Editor Elon Musk has made his first appearance on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires. The 40-year-old entrepreneur has landed at 634 on the list with an estimated net worth of $2 billion. Musk has developed the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon vehicle to send cargo and crew to the International Space Station. His company, SpaceX, has received money under NASA’s COTS (for cargo) and CCDev (crew) programs…