YouTube SpaceX Grasshopper testMarch 16, 2016 – 05:40 am

YouTube SpaceX Grasshopper test

An experimental reusable rocket prototype built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX has made its highest leap yet, soaring more than 2, feet above its Texas proving ground as a camera captured the eye-popping test. SpaceX s Grasshopper rocket made the giant leap on Oct. 7 and climbed 2, 441 feet (744 meters) into the air before safely landing back on its launch pad in McGregor, Texas. SpaceX officials unveiled the amazing video of Grasshopper…

NASA SpaceX Rocket LaunchMarch 6, 2016 – 04:50 am

NASA SpaceX Rocket Launch

SpaceX s unmanned Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday but exploded a few minutes after liftoff. It was on a mission to resupply the International Space Station. (NASA) An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded a couple of minutes after liftoff Sunday morning. It was the third cargo mission to the space station to be lost in recent months. Elon Musk, SpaceX s founder tweeted that…

Does SpaceX Use Russian RocketsMarch 3, 2016 – 04:33 am

Does SpaceX Use Russian Rockets

During an event today to discuss a successful soft landing of a SpaceX Falcon flight, CEO Elon Musk also revealed that SpaceX has decided to file suit against the U.S. Air Force to get it to open up competition for national security-related rocket launches. Musk said that they were reluctant to file suit, but that the move is the last one available to them after trying to pursue other options, including complying with launch tests ordered by the Air…

SpaceX Rocket Launch VideoFebruary 17, 2016 – 03:19 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch Video

A stunning new video shows the successful maiden flight of a private spaceflight company s latest reusable rocket prototype. SpaceX s Falcon 9 Reusable rocket (Falcon 9R for short) soared about 820 feet (250 meters) into the air last week at the company s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas, then came back down for a soft landing on the launch pad as planned, company representatives said. All of the action was captured in a dramatic two-minute…

Space x-1 Launch dateFebruary 15, 2016 – 02:57 am

Space x-1 Launch date

Officials will likely set a new launch date Thursday for a SpaceX-owned commercial cargo craft that was expected to take off Friday heading for the International Space Station, according to sources familiar with launch preparations. Managers were scheduled to meet to decide on a plan for the launch after SpaceX was unable to complete a preflight engine hotfire test Tuesday. The static fire test is a procedure SpaceX uses to verify the readiness of…

SpaceX Rocket Launch CostFebruary 5, 2016 – 02:12 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch Cost

Peter B. de Selding, Space News | May 31, 2013 02:15pm ET SpaceX CEO Elon Musk smiles after the successful launch of SpaceX s first Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule launch to the International Space Station on May 22, 2012. Musk watched the Florida launch from SpaceX s mission control in California. Credit: SpaceX PARIS — SpaceX chairman Elon Musk said the company s Dragon capsule, now used to ferry cargo to the international space station, should…

List of SpaceX launchesFebruary 1, 2016 – 01:58 am

List of SpaceX launches

PARIS — The June 28 failure of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is almost certain to deal a blow to the revenue projections of numerous SpaceX commercial customers that had been basing their results on being in orbit this year or early in 2016. Commercial operators whose scheduled launches are now under threat include: • SES of Luxembourg, which had planned a September launch of a satellite providing the company with a late 2015/early 2016 revenue boost with…

SpaceX Rocket explodes After Launch YouTubeJanuary 25, 2016 – 12:57 am

SpaceX Rocket explodes After Launch YouTube

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 the first…

SpaceX Rocket Launch from Cape CanaveralJanuary 18, 2016 – 12:06 am

SpaceX Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX rocket launches from Cape, landing fails VIDEO OF WORKERS COMING FACE TO FACE WITH PEOPLE ARMED WITH GUNS. WHAT POLICE REVEAL ABOUT THIS ATTACK. BUT FIRST, WE BEGIN WITH LIFT-OFF FROM THE SPACE COAST. GOOD EVENING, I M LISA BELL. I M MATT AUSTIN. JUST MOMENTS AGO, SpaceX ANNOUNCED A CRITICAL LANDING ON - LANDING OFF THE COAST. IT DIDN T QUITE GO AS PLANNED. LET S GO TO LOCAL 6 S JUSTIN WARMOTH. IT LANDED OFF THE COAST OF JACKSONVILLE AND POSSIBLY…

SpaceX Rocket Launch ScheduleJanuary 15, 2016 – 11:59 pm

SpaceX Rocket Launch Schedule

The faulty strut that failed mid-flight and doomed SpaceX’s June 28 mission to resupply the International Space Station could end up costing SpaceX “hundreds of millions” in lost revenues. Meanwhile, the company’s Falcon 9 rockets will remain grounded pending the definitive results of an investigation into what caused the crash, founder Elon Musk said in a conference call with reporters Monday. Whatever problems SpaceX faces in the months ahead, they…