SpaceX Rocket Landing YouTubeNovember 3, 2015 – 03:29 pm

SpaceX Rocket Landing YouTube

A stunning new video shows the first stage of SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket making a soft ocean splashdown as planned after its launch earlier this month. The spectacular new SpaceX video, which the company released today (July 22), reveals the rocket stage returning to Earth in a controlled fashion after helping launch six commercial satellites from Florida on July 14. Many key moments are plainly visible, including the deployment of the stage s landing…

YouTube SpaceX Launch 2015October 26, 2015 – 02:21 pm

YouTube SpaceX Launch 2015

SpaceX is going to try to launch its CRS-6 International Space Station resupply mission again today at 4:10 PM ET, after having to scrub the launch yesterday due to adverse weather conditions. Weather today looks mostly favorable, with NASA reporting a “60 percent chance of acceptable conditions” for the target window at the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida. The launch today, if it goes off, will feature the Falcon 9 rocket transporting the SpaceX…

SpaceX LiveOctober 25, 2015 – 02:17 pm

SpaceX Live

With a little bit of luck, SpaceX just might make history today. After trying—and failing—twice. Update : Delayed agin. The launch has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 6:03 EST. After the spectacular failure of SpaceX s first first drone-barge landing, the company tried again on Sunday, only to have the launch scrubbed for the day because of a radar issue. Air Force tracking radar went down. Launch postponed to same time tomorrow. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk)…

SpaceX Launch Human RemainsMay 16, 2013 – 07:17 am

SpaceX Launch Human Remains

SpaceX s first space station-bound Dragon spacecraft, flying atop a Falcon 9 rocket, launches behind a high fidelity mockup of the space shuttle, NASA s previous means of delivering cargo to International Space Station. Liftoff occurred on May 22, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Burial in space Celestis charges $2, 995 to launch 1 gram of a person s ashes to Earth orbit. Deep space launches to the solar system start at $12, 500, while…

SpaceX Rocket explodes during test FlightOctober 15, 2015 – 03:54 am

SpaceX Rocket explodes during test Flight

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket broke up in midair soon after it took off at the company’s development site in Texas. No one was hurt in the crash, which happened during a test flight. A three-engine version of the Falcon 9 rocket was being tested on Friday, based on SpaceX’s Grasshopper prototype. “ During the flight, an anomaly was detected in the vehicle and the flight termination system automatically terminated the mission , ” the company…

Space x Christmas PartyOctober 8, 2015 – 02:55 am

Space x Christmas Party

SpaceX logo behind the stage at the Dec. 13 holiday party. Photo Credit: Sairal via Instagram It’s well known in the spaceflight community that employees of Space Exploration Technologies ( SpaceX ) are expected to work hard. After this weekend, it appears that those employees are also capable of playing hard. On Saturday, Dec. 13, SpaceX held its annual holiday party in Hawthorne, CA. Many party-goers used social media to post photos, along with…

NASA SpaceX Rocket explodesSeptember 30, 2015 – 01:01 am

NASA SpaceX Rocket explodes

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday. (Source: AP photo) An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station, NASA said. The 208-foot-tall (63-meter) rocket was the company’s…

Watch SpaceXSeptember 27, 2015 – 12:30 am

Watch SpaceX

Graphic showing how the pad abort test of SpaceX s crew carrying Dragon capsule, which is scheduled to take place May 6, 2015, will work. Credit: SpaceX The crew-carrying Dragon is a modified, upgraded version of the unmanned capsule that already flies cargo to the space station under a separate $1.6 billion NASA contract. One of the upgrades SpaceX has installed is a launch abort system, which comprises eight SuperDraco engines built into Dragon…

NASA SpaceX Launch TimeSeptember 13, 2015 – 10:51 pm

NASA SpaceX Launch Time

Good morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida where a research equipment-and-cargo-laden Dragon spacecraft is being readied to head off the Earth so International Space Station astronauts can conduct science for the Earth as well as the Journey to Mars. Launch time today is 4:33 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station adjacent to Kennedy. The launch window is instantaneous for the Falcon 9 rocket that will loft…

Rocket Launch SpaceX Falcon 9 SES 8September 10, 2015 – 10:28 pm

Rocket Launch SpaceX Falcon 9 SES 8

SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on Tuesday, ahead of successfully lofting the SES-8 satellite into its Geostationary Transfer Orbit. In what was the debut of SpaceX’s upgraded Falcon 9 rocket from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral, the third launch attempt enjoyed a smooth countdown, launching at the start of the launch window at 17:41 local time. Monday SCRUB DETAILS: Thursday SCRUB DETAILS: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v.1.1 rocket scrubbed for the second…