SpaceX Rocket explodes After Florida LaunchNovember 26, 2012 – 03:04 pm

SpaceX Rocket explodes After Florida Launch

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost. The 208-foot-tall (63-meter) Falcon 9 rocket had flown 18 times previously since its 2010 debut, all successfully. Those missions included six station cargo runs for NASA under a 15-flight…

SpaceX Rocket Launch Jan 6thMay 11, 2014 – 11:47 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch Jan 6th

Blaming a technical glitch encountered during a preflight test, officials said Thursday the launch of SpaceX’s next Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station has been delayed to early January. Liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is now expected no earlier than Jan. 6 at 6:18 a.m. EST (8 GMT), officials said. SpaceX said engineers ran into unspecified problems during a “static fire” test conducted Tuesday. During static fire tests, the…

SpaceX Rocket Launch FacilityJanuary 27, 2015 – 01:10 pm

SpaceX Rocket Launch Facility

Spacex-logo.jpg BROWNSVILLE—-SpaceX, the commercial space exploration company slated to test rockets near Boca Chica, realized it needed more room for its operations along the coastline according to a request on file with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. This means more wetlands will be converted back to dry land for the SpaceX facility. While a permit was issued for 3.3 acres of water to be covered in Sept 2014, the newest project design requires…

Is SpaceX attempting LandingJanuary 31, 2013 – 02:20 pm

Is SpaceX attempting Landing

So much for a soft landing. Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET CEO Elon Musk shared a Vine that showed the rocket touching down relatively softly, if at a slightly odd angle, but the video was cut off as the rocket landed and Musk explained that it had then tipped over on the platform. It sure looked and sounded like an improvement over the images from the first landing attempt in January that showed a rocket hitting the drone ship a little too hard and…

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9 RocketMarch 27, 2014 – 08:05 am

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9 Rocket

After a day s delay, SpaceX launched its robotic Dragon cargo craft to the International Space Station on Tuesday — and then brought the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket down to a nearly successful landing on a floating platform. Liftoff came at 4:10 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, almost exactly 24 hours after an earlier countdown was scrubbed when threatening clouds drifted too close to the launch pad. Minutes after launch, the…

Live coverage of SpaceX LaunchNovember 7, 2014 – 09:33 am

Live coverage of SpaceX Launch

Take three! The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) launch has been scrubbed twice already, but the forecast is favorable for a Wednesday afternoon attempt. The DSCOVR launch is now scheduled for 6:03 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and the live stream coverage of the event begins at 5 p.m. EST. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with NASA and the U.S. Air Force, originally set the launch…

Facts About SpaceXOctober 22, 2013 – 04:13 pm

Facts About SpaceX

Artist’s rendition of SpaceX s Dragon spacecraft with solar panels fully deployed on orbit. Credit: SpaceX 1) What s in a name? SpaceX s billionaire CEO Elon Musk has said that he named his spacecraft Dragon after the fictional Puff the Magic Dragon,from the hit song by music group Peter, Paul and Mary. Musk said he used the name because many critics considered his goals impossible when he founded SpaceX in 2002. This year, the company is celebrating…

SpaceX Rocket Engine FailureNovember 16, 2014 – 09:04 am

SpaceX Rocket Engine Failure

NASASpaceX rocket explodingWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The failure of a SpaceX rocket over Florida on Sunday should not lead U.S. officials back to Russia to look for a rocket engine that can get military equipment into space, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said on Monday. This mishap in no way diminishes the urgency of ridding ourselves of the Russian RD-180 rocket engine,McCain said in a statement. The United States has placed…

SpaceX Careers SeattleFebruary 26, 2015 – 01:02 pm

SpaceX Careers Seattle

Recent status updates on LinkedIn show several former Microsoft engineers in the Seattle region joining SpaceX within the past month, and we’re hearing that the numbers are actually larger than that. Examples include a former Microsoft senior electrical engineer and a former principal electrical engineering lead at Microsoft who worked on “an incubation team developing proprietary hardware concepts” for the Redmond company. SpaceX has yet to make…

SpaceX Rocket Launch StatusApril 3, 2015 – 07:56 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch Status

Elon Musk has rattled the US military space launch market, challenging the monopoly of United Launch Alliance by suing the US Air Force for the right to compete with his company SpaceX. How did SpaceX end up suing the organisation that might become its biggest customer, and could this bold move prove more damaging than it is worth? For a long time, the Silicon Valley revolution was an exciting but somewhat limited affair; a digital rather than physical…