SpaceX Cape CanaveralJune 23, 2015 – 11:21 am

SpaceX Cape Canaveral

By Douglas Messier Managing Editor A draft environmental assessment supports a plan to land SpaceX Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy first stages at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), subject to efforts to mitigate adverse impacts on wildlife. The proposed location is Launch Complex 13 (LC-13), which was used to launch Atlas rockets from 1958 to 1978. The U.S. Air Force has since demolished the blockhouse, mobile launch tower and associated infrastructure…

SpaceX New VideoFebruary 1, 2014 – 09:14 am

SpaceX New Video

By Nancy Atkinson Well, this is cool: A new video from SpaceX shows the Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket during a 1, meter test flight at the SpaceX facility in McGregor, Texas. This was the first flight test of a set of steerable fins that provide control of the rocket during the fly-back portion of the return flight. The fins deploy approximately 1:15 into the test flight and return to their original locked position just prior to landing. This seems…

Elon Musk Biography VideoMay 28, 2013 – 08:20 am

Elon Musk Biography Video

Read Ashlee Vance s new biography of Elon Musk and you’ll learn that this most admired of American CEOs has a car collection that has included a McLaren F1 (sold to keep his empire going), a Porsche 911 Turbo, a 1967 Series 1 Jaguar E-Type and a BMW M5. These are the cars you buy when you need to get somewhere in a hurry, and Elon Musk — even when he was 12 and marketing a novel video game — has always been in a hurry. No wonder he insisted on the…

NASA SpaceX CRS 7May 19, 2013 – 07:15 am

NASA SpaceX CRS 7

By now, I am pretty much a professional NASA hangabout. I don’t need to use Google maps to narrate my journey to the press site anymore, I know the NASA organizers and engineers by name and I am having a blast with the charming and fun NASA Social crowd. Today was a short day at Kennedy. We met up around 11 am, which is pretty civilized when you think that our meet-up time tomorrow is 12:15 am for the launch. Once everyone had boarded the busses…

SpaceX Hawthorne CA addressSeptember 7, 2013 – 12:01 pm

SpaceX Hawthorne CA address

Image via SpaceX SpaceX revealed new details of its plans to launch its own network of satellites in an application it filed with the FCC last week. The satellites, which are supposed to provide Internet access for regions with poor or no service currently, will be built and launched using some of the $1 billion SpaceX raised from Google. There are a lot of interesting details in the application, which was necessary because of the broadcast testing…