NASA SpaceX Launch StreamApril 25, 2016 – 08:28 am

NASA SpaceX Launch Stream

Monday, April 13, is launch day for SpaceX’s sixth operational cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station and we will be here at Kennedy to cover all the countdown milestones through liftoff and ascent into orbit as they occur! Launch is slated for 4:33 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Our continuous countdown coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. EDT here on the NASA Launch Blog and on NASA TV…

Space x May 22 Launch VideoApril 23, 2016 – 08:14 am

Space x May 22 Launch Video

Whoa. SpaceX said the capsule went from 0 to 160 kilometers per hour in 1.2 seconds, which is an acceleration of four times Earth’s gravity. It reached a top speed of 550 kph, arcing nearly 1, 200 meters into the air. You can see the trunk jettisoned at 0:30 (in a real flight, this sits under the Dragon and contains unpressurized cargo and the capsule’s solar panels). At the time I wondered where the trunk landed after the test; from this it looks…

SpaceX Job Interview ForumsApril 20, 2016 – 08:02 am

SpaceX Job Interview Forums

The latest biography of Elon Musk, by technology journalist Ashlee Vance, provides an in-depth look into how the entrepreneur and tech titan built Tesla Motors and SpaceX from the ground up, often in the face of enormous personal and professional challenges. For those coders and developers who’ve always dreamed of participating in the space industry in some capacity, and want to work for SpaceX at some point, the biography offers some key insights…

SpaceX Rocket Launch CountdownApril 7, 2016 – 07:02 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch Countdown

For the third time in so many days, the SpaceX group will be attempting to launch mission CRS-6. This mission will be the first to recapture the section of the rocket normally lost once separated from the payload, thus creating an environment in which space travel - and the delivery of goods and astronauts to the International Space Station - has its costs lessened significantly. Today there is a 60-percent chance of a successful mission launch, while…

X Space MassageApril 6, 2016 – 06:56 am

X Space Massage

Lotus room (Space B-3) The classroom portion of the space is 27 x 19 feet and will comfortably fit 10 massage tables and 20 chairs and people (or twice as many people and chairs with no tables). Rental of 8 massage tables is included in the price, as well as 20 chairs. You may also gently use our full-size skeleton model. Included is a small kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, sink and drinking water and a bathroom. Rental rates: Friday, Saturday…

SpaceX Falcon Rocket LaunchMarch 25, 2016 – 06:10 am

SpaceX Falcon Rocket Launch

Share This article Just under a month ago, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded just over two minutes into takeoff. SpaceX responded by postponing its upcoming launches and digging into the cause of the problem. The issue, it seems, was a bad strut within the rocket itself. The Falcon 9 uses RP-1 for fuel (a highly refined kerosene derivative). As the fuel tanks empty, helium is pumped in to keep fuel tank pressure constant. The helium tanks themselves…

SpaceX Launch RocketMarch 22, 2016 – 05:56 am

SpaceX Launch Rocket

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (shown here) and its DSCOVR space weather satellite payload was delayed on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 due to unacceptably high upper lever winds over its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch site in Florida. It was the third delay for the launch this week. Credit: SpaceX There will be no rare spaceflight triple play for SpaceX today (Feb. 10). The launch has been pushed to Wednesday (Feb. 11) at 6:03 p.m. EST…

SpaceX VS Orbital SciencesMarch 21, 2016 – 05:51 am

SpaceX VS Orbital Sciences

Getty Images In this handout photo provided by NASA, The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen being raised into vertical position on launch Pad-0A, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at NASA s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Unlike SpaceX, where Musk stages dramatic unveilings and makes headline grabbing pronouncements, Orbital Sciences is a quiet company formed in 1982 by three friends from Harvard Business…

Space x 1 Rocket Road Hawthorne caMarch 20, 2016 – 05:51 am

Space x 1 Rocket Road Hawthorne ca

SpaceX Internship ProgramA group of SpaceX interns outside the company s headquarters in Hawthorne, California.Interns at SpaceX aren t making copies or grabbing coffee for higher-ups — they re helping build and program rockets to launch into outer space instead. Each year, SpaceX hires over 700 interns who get a taste of what it s like on the cutting edge of space travel. It reads: If you’re undaunted by the impossible, actively seeking out insanely…

SpaceX crs-7 CrashMarch 17, 2016 – 05:47 am

SpaceX crs-7 Crash

SpaceX just failed in its third attempt to make history. On Sunday morning it tried and failed to retrieve one of its Falcon 9 rockets, the CRS-7, after a launch, which would have made it the first reusable rocket ever. But just a few minutes after takeoff, two minutes and 14 seconds to be precise, the rocket exploded into tons of pieces. It was traveling about 1 kilometer per second at an altitude of 40 kilometers. The vehicle has broken up,NASA…