SpaceX Launch site Pad 40September 1, 2016 – 08:25 pm

SpaceX Launch site Pad 40

SpaceX boss Elon Musk sees a day before the end of the decade when his prospering rocket company administers four launch pads, taking up beach real estate in Florida, Texas and California to serve disparate markets for commercial, government and crewed space missions. SpaceX s most recent launch Sept. 29 was the company s first flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Credit: SpaceX That number doesn t count SpaceX s rocket test facilities in… How Freshen Mattress

SpaceX Rocket Launch abortedAugust 28, 2016 – 08:21 pm

SpaceX Rocket Launch aborted

SpaceX called off its planned flight to the International Space Station early Tuesday because of rocket trouble, another delay in the delivery of groceries and overdue Christmas presents. The unmanned Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off before sunrise. But the countdown was halted with just over a minute remaining. SpaceX will re-attempt the launch Friday, Elon Musk, SpaceX s billionaire founder, tweeted. It is scheduled for 5:09 a.m. ET. Friday…

SpaceX Launch Landing legsAugust 22, 2016 – 07:59 pm

SpaceX Launch Landing legs

SpaceX s next resupply mission to the International Space Station is set for takeoff as soon as Saturday after a rapid rebound from the company s last flight from Cape Canaveral, but the company does not plan to use the launch as another chance to practice rocket recovery procedures. File photo of a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft inside SpaceX s hangar at Cape Canaveral. Credit: SpaceX Liftoff of a 208-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled…

Did SpaceX Launch this MorningAugust 20, 2016 – 07:52 pm

Did SpaceX Launch this Morning

SpaceX has launched the second Dragon mission of 2014, with a Falcon 9 v1.1 lofting the cargo spacecraft into orbit on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Following a weather-related scrub on Saturday morning, liftoff from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral occurred without issue at 1:52am Eastern early on Sunday. CRS-4: It was the company’s sixth launch of the year, doubling the number they achieved in 2013, their previous record year…

SpaceX Landing ComplexAugust 18, 2016 – 07:42 pm

SpaceX Landing Complex

SpaceX plans to set up landing pads on abandoned launch sites at Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg Air Force Base in a step toward the company’s vision for eventual recovery and reuse of rocket boosters. The Hawthorne, California-based launch company has signed leases to take over decommissioned launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Air Force officials said. Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, commander…

NASA SpaceX Rocket explosionAugust 11, 2016 – 06:49 pm

NASA SpaceX Rocket explosion

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket exploded about 2 minutes after launching the company s robotic Dragon capsule on a cargo mission to the International Space Station for NASA on June 28, 2015. The failure of SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket during a cargo launch Sunday shouldn t have a big impact on the company s ability to fly astronauts to orbit and back a few years from now, NASA officials said. The two-stage Falcon 9 exploded Sunday (June 28) shortly after launching…

SpaceX Rocket Launch locationAugust 8, 2016 – 06:24 pm

SpaceX Rocket Launch location

The predawn launch of a commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 6, may be visible to observers along the Eastern United States. Shown here, a SpaceX Falcon 9 launches the company s Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA on Sept. 21, 2014. Credit: SpaceX Update for Jan. 9: SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket launch has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 10 at 4:47 a.m. EST (0947…

SpaceX HeavyJuly 29, 2016 – 04:53 pm

SpaceX Heavy

Dream a little bigger, Mr Musk Rocketry upstart SpaceX has said it s new Falcon Heavy launcher – which will be the most powerful on Earth when it comes into service – has been grounded by further delays. The news comes as part of a briefing given by SpaceX chief Elon Musk and other company executives outlining their plans following the explosion of a smaller Falcon 9 rocket last month. The company s new Falcon Heavy design had been expected to fly…

NASA SpaceX LaunchJuly 20, 2016 – 04:39 pm

NASA SpaceX Launch

Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, continues to take shape as SpaceX has completed the road from its processing hangar to the top of the launch stand. A transporter-erector will move the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets to position them above the flame trench for liftoff on flights carrying astronauts to the International Space Station and other launches. The rockets and Crew Dragon spacecraft will be processed in the hangar…