Tesla and SpaceX 60 MinutesJune 22, 2016 – 01:37 pm

Tesla and SpaceX 60 Minutes

Comparing the Tesla Model S to other cars is like comparing an iPhone to a desk phone. It is a technological marvel that scorches the pavement - zero to 60 in four seconds. Tesla is another revolutionary idea from the mind of Elon Musk - a 42-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur who built an industrial empire from the stuff of little boy dreams: fast cars and rocket ships. Musk is an idealist who told us he had to start his companies so that man could…

SpaceX and ISSJune 12, 2016 – 01:11 pm

SpaceX and ISS

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, beginning SpaceX’s sixth official mission to resupply the space station for NASA. The launch occurred at 4:10pm EDT and while weather had remained a concern during the countdown, Falcon 9 executed a picture-perfect liftoff into a nearly cloudless sky.Falcon 9 was carrying the Dragon spacecraft…

Live Video SpaceX LaunchJune 9, 2016 – 01:05 pm

Live Video SpaceX Launch

The launch was originally due to commence on Monday, however it was delayed last-minute due to poor weather conditions. SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket pictured at the start of March 2015 (SpaceX) Once the capsule is released, beginning a two-day journey to the station, the rocket s first stage will flip around, fire engines to steer its descent and deploy landing legs to touch down on a customised barge stationed off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida… لکسوس

SpaceX Rocket Launch StreamMay 27, 2016 – 11:29 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch Stream

SpaceX succeeded on Tuesday in launching a Falcon 9 rocket to carry supplies up to the International Space Station — and though the company s second attempt to land the used-up rocket stage on a floating barge was a failure, they re definitely getting closer: The rocket landed vertically and on target, but lateral motion caused it to tip over at the last second. Compare that to the last attempt, in January, when the rocket became destabilized and…

SpaceX Rocket explodes After LaunchMay 22, 2016 – 11:00 am

SpaceX Rocket explodes After Launch

(AP) – An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from previous failed shipments. The accident occurred about 2 1/2 minutes into the flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Pieces could be seen falling into the Atlantic. More than 5, 200 pounds of space station cargo were on board, including…

SpaceX Rocket Blows Up VideoMay 14, 2016 – 10:11 am

SpaceX Rocket Blows Up Video

This puts added pressure on another resupply launch scheduled for Friday by Russia, its first attempt since losing a supply capsule in April. SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket shattered while traveling at 2, 900 mph, about 27 miles up. Everything seemed to be going well until the rocket went supersonic. We appear to have had a launch vehicle failure,announced NASA commentator George Diller. Data stopped flowing from the Falcon 9 rocket around 2 minutes and…

SpaceX Launch site locationMay 7, 2016 – 09:10 am

SpaceX Launch site location

The proposed site for the spaceport is near Boca Chica Beach near Brownsville. The FAA report says the launching of rockets would not have any adverse environmental effects on the beach. The proposed site for the spaceport is near Boca Chica Beach near The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday gave the private rocket company SpaceX preliminary approval to build a launchpad on an isolated stretch of coastline near Brownsville. The decision allows…

SpaceX NewsMay 4, 2016 – 09:04 am

SpaceX News

There was this attempt in January, followed by this one in April. These landing attempts move us toward our goal of producing a fully and rapidly reusable rocket system, which will dramatically reduce the cost of space transport. A jumbo jet costs about the same as one of our Falcon 9 rockets, but airlines don t junk a plane after a one-way trip from LA to New York. Yet when it comes to space travel, rockets fly only once—even though the rocket itself…

NASA SpaceX Launch TodayMay 2, 2016 – 09:01 am

NASA SpaceX Launch Today

Keith s note: this is Internet rocket analysis and has nothing to do with what actually happened. Keith s note: This slow motion video from Astronomy Now shows that the Falcon 9 engines seem to be burning well after the explosion - and also that something shaped like a Dragon is seen exiting the cloud. Note: this is Internet rocket analysis and has nothing to do with what actually happened. Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage…

SpaceX CaliforniaApril 28, 2016 – 08:31 am

SpaceX California

Source: ET3 ET3 Hyperloop concept The contest announced Monday marks the most concrete step Musk has taken to turn the multibillion-dollar Hyperloop into a reality. More from NBC News A car that drives itself? No thanks, women say: survey DARPA challenge: machines face off for fans at RobotWoodstock European hotels offer digital detoxes for a smartphone-free vacation Two years ago, Musk said he couldn t get involved in building the Hyperloop…