Where is SpaceX in Texas?April 8, 2014 – 12:36 pm

Where is SpaceX in Texas?

Shortly before 7 a.m. ET this morning, SpaceX engineers in Hawthorne, California, will be watching their monitors as the Dragon spacecraft makes its final approach to the International Space Station. As the on-board Draco thrusters make a final few bursts to maneuver towards the ISS, another team of SpaceX engineers in McGregor, Texas, will be watching to see if the small engines they tested extensively will perform as expected and steer the spacecraft…

When will SpaceX LaunchDecember 4, 2014 – 12:35 pm

When will SpaceX Launch

Just before sunset at 6:03pm ET on Wednesday, Feb. 11th, Falcon 9 lifted off from SpaceX’s Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. carrying the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite on SpaceX’s first deep space mission.DSCOVR is the result of a partnership between NOAA, NASA and the United States Air Force and will be used to observe and provide advanced warning of extreme emissions from the sun which can affect power…

SpaceX Rocket Launch and LandingOctober 2, 2014 – 04:55 pm

SpaceX Rocket Launch and Landing

When SpaceX launches a long-delayed satellite to study space weather on Sunday, the private spaceflight company also hopes to do the amazing: return a rocket to Earth and land it on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage of its 14-story Falcon 9 rocket after launching the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR for short) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida. Liftoff is set for Sunday, Feb. 8…

SpaceX Private StockMarch 24, 2014 – 05:20 pm

SpaceX Private Stock

Source: SpaceX For the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of buzz over the prospects for a public stock offering of SpaceX, a spacefaring venture that makes and launches the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon launch vehicles to transport cargo and deliver satellites for clients including NASA, the US Military and private sector companies. However, perhaps the reason most people want to see a SpaceX IPO is because it’s one of the many brainchildren of Tesla…

SpaceX JobsApril 13, 2013 – 07:31 am

SpaceX Jobs

NASA It seems like quite an appealing place to work. After all, there aren t many companies out there trying to put people on Mars. The to answer questions about their company in an Ask Me Anything thread. Naturally, one question that kept coming up was: what s it take to work at SpaceX? We all come from a diverse background of companies and schools,they wrote. Most of us are Computer Science students but we definitely have a good amount of EE…

SpaceX Rocket Launch and LandJune 10, 2014 – 12:43 pm

SpaceX Rocket Launch and Land

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket that successfully put a Dragon cargo capsule in orbit on Saturday, but its unprecedented attempt to land the uncrewed rocket s first stage at sea ended with a crash. The primary goal of the launch was to send more than 5, pounds (2, 300 kilograms) of supplies, equipment and experiments to the International Space Station aboard the Dragon. That part of the mission unfolded flawlessly. After the Dragon and the Falcon…

SpaceX Rocket Launch 12/3/13December 16, 2014 – 11:53 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch 12/3/13

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The flawless blastoff of SpaceX’s next generation Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday Dec. 3 put on a spectacular sky show along the Florida Space Coast that was both beautiful and unforgettable – besides being truly historic as the firms first ever delivery of a commercial space satellite to the lucrative market of geostationary orbit. For your enjoyment here’s a collection of photos and videos from fellow space photojournalists…

SpaceX lJune 6, 2013 – 09:25 am

SpaceX l

With one day until launch of SpaceX’s seventh commercial resupply mission, U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron forecasters are predicting a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions for lift off. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are scheduled to launch at 10:21 a.m. EDT, Sunday, June 28, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Launch coverage on NASA television and the NASA Launch Blog will begin…

SpaceX Rocket Launch 4/27/15August 24, 2014 – 12:44 pm

SpaceX Rocket Launch 4/27/15

Tariq Malik Tariq joined Purch s Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com s Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees…

NASA SpaceX Launch FailureOctober 10, 2013 – 01:16 pm

NASA SpaceX Launch Failure

Speaking publicly for the first time since a Falcon 9 rocket failure that destroyed a Dragon cargo capsule for the International Space Station, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Tuesday that engineers are still piecing together what happened during the June 28 accident in hopes of announcing more details within a few days. The rocket failure occurred minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral — the first such mishap in the Falcon 9’s 19 missions to date…