SpaceX News RaptorDecember 27, 2015 – 09:19 pm

SpaceX News Raptor

After a productive year at Stennis Space Center, SpaceX officials say they are pleased with the decision to test their rocket engine components in Hancock County. Stennis is home to some of the most advanced rocket test facilities in the world and decades of experience developing new engine technologies,said spokesman John Taylor. We are thrilled to work with this talented group to ensure a rapid and comprehensive test program. SpaceX has been…

Did SpaceX Land the RocketDecember 24, 2015 – 09:05 pm

Did SpaceX Land the Rocket

Today s launch of Falcon9 and Dragon was a rousing success as essential supplies are now making their way to the ISS. As for the Falcon9 rocket, it reportedly landed on the droneship, but with considerable force. Image: SpaceX Today s launch happened at 4:10 PM ET/1:10 PM PT. The attempting landing occurred about eight minutes later. SpaceX and Elon Musk are reporting that the rocket made its way to the barge, but landed way too hard: Ascent successful…

SpaceX Rocket BargeDecember 23, 2015 – 09:03 pm

SpaceX Rocket Barge

Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched a spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Tuesday, that would resupply the International Space Station, but once again it was unable to land the rocket booster on a massive platform floating in the Atlantic Ocean. In a tweet, Musk said that the rocket landed on the barge but that it was too hard for survival. In a short video released by Musk on Tuesday night, the booster can be seen approaching the barge…

SpaceX Rocket Launch Today LiveDecember 18, 2015 – 08:29 pm

SpaceX Rocket Launch Today Live

The private spaceflight company SpaceX will attempt the ultimate space double-header today (Feb. 8) with the launch of a space weather observatory followed by an ambitious rocket landing attempt on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) into orbit from Florida s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:10 p.m. EST (2310 GMT). You can watch the SpaceX rocket launch live…

SpaceX Redmond WA locationDecember 6, 2015 – 07:29 pm

SpaceX Redmond WA location

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said that video-game developers make for great aerospace engineers. If that’s the case, his company’s new Seattle-area location is in a great location for poaching some prime talent. The company’s new office is located in Redmond, Wash., a few minutes down the highway from Microsoft’s Xbox campus and the Nintendo of America headquarters, and in the midst of numerous video-game startups. SpaceX hasn’t announced or confirmed…

SpaceX Rocket Launch June 28December 5, 2015 – 07:20 pm

SpaceX Rocket Launch June 28

An unmanned SpaceX cargo mission crashed back to Earth today (June 28), marking the third failure of a resupply flight to the International Space Station in the past eight months. SpaceX s robotic Dragon capsule blasted off atop the company s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket as planned today at 10:21 a.m. EDT (1421 GMT) from Florida s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, headed for the orbiting lab. But something went wrong about two minutes into the flight…

Did SpaceX Launch TonightNovember 20, 2015 – 05:52 pm

Did SpaceX Launch Tonight

SpaceX s autonomous spaceport drone ship, named Just Read the Instructions,is designed to be an offshore landing pad for the company s Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX aims to land the Falcon 9 s first stage on the ship during the DSCOVR satellite launch on Feb. 10, 2015. Credit: SpaceX via Elon Musk, Twitter SpaceX will have its hands full on Tuesday (Feb. 10) as the company tries to get one payload into space and bring two vehicles safely down to Earth…

Rocket Launch Falcon 9 SpaceX 3November 16, 2015 – 05:31 pm

Rocket Launch Falcon 9 SpaceX 3

NASA and SpaceX have confirmed Friday, April 18 for the next launch attempt for the Falcon 9 rocket to send the Dragon spacecraft on the company s third commercial resupply mission and fourth visit to the space station. Launch is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. EDT. The launch will be webcast live at beginning at 2:45 p.m. A launch on Friday results in a rendezvous with the space station on Sunday, April 20 and a grapple at 7:14 a.m. During Monday’s launch…

SpaceX Launch you UpNovember 9, 2015 – 04:58 pm

SpaceX Launch you Up

WASHINGTON: While few doubted it would happen, the news that Elon Musk’s scrappy, pushy and — yes — disruptive launch company SpaceX won certification from Space and Missile Systems Center carries enormous import for the international launch industry, for the Pentagon, the Air Force and the Intelligence Community. It’s not that Musk’s SpaceX is going to win deals tomorrow from the current national security launch monopoly, the United Launch Alliance…

SpaceX 8 LaunchNovember 5, 2015 – 03:50 pm

SpaceX 8 Launch

The next launch in SpaceX’s busy manifest this year is scheduled for March 21, when a Falcon 9 rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral and deliver Turkmenistan’s first satellite into orbit. The liftoff from SpaceX’s Complex 40 launch pad on Florida’s Space Coast will mark the Falcon 9 rocket’s fourth flight of more than a dozen missions on the docket for 2015. The satellite arrived at Cape Canaveral on Feb. 26 aboard a cargo plane after a trans-Atlantic…