SpaceX Rocket Launch TodayApril 11, 2014 – 07:26 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch Today

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket and the DSCOVR space-weather satellite on the launch pad at Florida s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch is scheduled for the evening of Feb. 11, 2015. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX has scaled back the daring rocket-landing test that it plans to perform after it launches a space weather satellite today (Feb. 11). The private spaceflight company had intended to try landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch 6/20November 13, 2014 – 02:12 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch 6/20

By Ken Kremer KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Due to technical problems encountered during a hot fire test of the first stage engines this week with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the planned Dec. 19 launch of the commercial rocket and NASA contracted Dragon cargo freighter to the International Space Station (ISS) on a critical resupply mission has been postponed a few weeks into the new year to Jan. 6 at the earliest “out of an abundance of caution, ” SpaceX…

SpaceX Rocket Landing Video LoopJuly 14, 2015 – 11:53 am

SpaceX Rocket Landing Video Loop

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stage crashed on the drone ship during a reusability test on Jan. 10, 2015. Image released Jan. 16, 2015. SpaceX s drone ship didn t take on any serious damage, but it will need some relatively light repairs, according to Musk. The ship is a relatively small target at 300 feet long by 170 feet wide (91 by 52 meters) with its wings extended. The booster managed to target the platform when it was about 150 miles (240 kilometers)…

SpaceX Launch abort test VideoJune 20, 2015 – 02:19 pm

SpaceX Launch abort test Video

This year, SpaceX will execute some key flight tests of Crew Dragon, a vehicle designed to carry astronauts, in preparation for our first human missions. Crew Dragon s first critical flight test, known as a Pad Abort Test, is expected to take place this Wednesday, May 6, from SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Cape Canaveral, Florida. While the test is originating from the same launch pad we use for operational missions, this is not an operational…

SpaceX Rocket explodes CauseDecember 28, 2014 – 04:18 pm

SpaceX Rocket explodes Cause

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated shortly after launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on June 28, 2015. SpaceX has traced the failure to a faulty strut on the rocket s second stage, CEO Elon Musk said on July 20. Credit: NASA TV The disintegration of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket shortly after it launched on a space station resupply mission for NASA last month was most likely caused by a faulty strut inside the booster s upper…

SpaceX Rocket is Set for LaunchMay 5, 2014 – 09:59 am

SpaceX Rocket is Set for Launch

A close-up of the hypersonic grid fins on SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket, which should help stabilize the booster during its return to Earth after launching on Dec. 19, 2014. Credit: Elon Musk/SpaceX SpaceX s next robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station — which will apparently feature a highly anticipated reusable-rocket test as well — has been pushed back by three days, to Dec. 19. The change of launch date allows SpaceX to take extra…

SpaceX Rocket Launch Falcon 9 SpaceX crs-7February 14, 2015 – 11:01 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch Falcon 9 SpaceX crs-7

LATEST: Watch the NASA press conference above, which should begin no earlier than 12:30 PM ET, to learn more about what happened during today’s failed CRS-7 mission launch. Here’s a video of the explosion of the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule: UPDATE: The SpaceX rocket seems to have broken apart entirely in what looks like a major mission failure. During the feed, the rocket start smoking and then appeared to come apart altogether about…