SpaceX PublicMay 25, 2017 – 06:40 am

SpaceX Public

SpaceX, the pioneering company founded by Elon Musk, has recently started a Flickr account and uploaded a number of amazing photos of their launches, as well as product views and behind the scenes images. What’s more, they’ve licensed their images under a Creative Commons license that enables free, noncommercial re-use with attribution. We’d highly encourage checking out their account if you’re interested in space exploration. The launch images are…

SpaceX Dragon TrackingMay 24, 2017 – 06:39 am

SpaceX Dragon Tracking

The is beta-testing a new air traffic tool with the help of data from ’s Dragon spacecraft, a task that signals a major shift in how the agency will manage restricted airspace around future space launches and reentries. The effort is meant to limit the size and amount of time airspace remains off limits to commercial airlines or other National Airspace System (NAS) users during space vehicle ascent or return operations, as well as to automate the…

Is SpaceX a Public CompanyMay 21, 2017 – 06:37 am

Is SpaceX a Public Company

From the thanks-elon dept In early February, we put out an open letter to Elon Musk, asking him to put SpaceX s photos into the public domain, noting that it was a shame that those photos would be locked up until long after we were all dead. NASA s photos are all in the public domain. While I m extremely excited about the things that private spaceflight can accomplish - it would be unfortunate if part of the deal was that we lost a great source of…

SpaceX Launch May 10 2014May 20, 2017 – 06:36 am

SpaceX Launch May 10 2014

Will blast off from Launch Complex 40 ABOVE VIDEO: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – The SpaceX Falcon 9 is set to launch from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on April 10 at 5:42 p.m. This will be the sixth operational cargo delivery…

SpaceX Dragon TrackerMay 14, 2017 – 06:23 am

SpaceX Dragon Tracker

By Nancy Atkinson Saturday morning’s launch window for SpaceX’s historic test flight to the International Space Station lasts just one second . Company President Gwynne Shotwell predicted they have “better than a 50-50 shot on whether we lift off tomorrow, ” she said at a press conference today, adding, “If we lift off, we’ll get to orbit.” Shotwell and NASA officials outlined a myriad of systems and activities that have to go perfectly for the launch…

SpaceX Dragon docking LiveMay 12, 2017 – 06:17 am

SpaceX Dragon docking Live

Space X and NASA are moments away from making history. The Dragon capsule is making its final approach toward docking with the International Space Station, marking a new chapter both for NASA and privatized space exploration. It s currently projected to dock at 10:02am EDT. You can watch it all right here: For those tuning in a little late to the story, SpaceX is the first commercial company in to attempt to send a spacecraft to the station. Ever…

Will SpaceX Go to the MoonMay 10, 2017 – 06:10 am

Will SpaceX Go to the Moon

With the unveiling of the Dragon V2 spaceship, SpaceX is another step closer to shoot for the moon and beyond. The new spaceship from Tesla electric car manufacturer, Elon Musk, is a low-earth orbit craft designed to ferry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX is competing against the Boeing Company, Blue Origin, and the Sierra Nevada Corporation to create space taxi’s to replace the now retired NASA Space Shuttle fleet…

SpaceX Dragon abort testMay 3, 2017 – 11:19 pm

SpaceX Dragon abort test

WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — SpaceX now is targeting Wednesday, May 6, for a pad abort test of its Crew Dragon, a spacecraft under final development and certification through NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP). The test window will open at 7 a.m. EDT. NASA Television will provide live coverage of the test, which will simulate an emergency abort from a test stand on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. The…

SpaceX Dragon ISS rendezvousMay 2, 2017 – 11:19 pm

SpaceX Dragon ISS rendezvous

By Ken Kremer The SpaceX 3 Dragon commercial cargo freighter successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Easter Sunday morning, April 20, as planned and was deftly captured by Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata at 7:15 a.m. EDT at the controls of the Canadian built robotic arm. Berthing was officially completed at 10:06 a.m. EDT while the massive complex was soaring 260 miles above Brazil. This story is being updated as events…

SpaceX Rocket carrying manned Dragon capsuleApril 28, 2017 – 11:10 pm

SpaceX Rocket carrying manned Dragon capsule

SpaceX CEO, founder and chief designer Elon Musk is set to unveil the manned version of his firms commercial Dragon spaceship later this week, setting in motion an effort that he hopes will soon restore America’s capability to launch US astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station (ISS) . Musk will personally introduce SpaceX’s ‘Space Taxi’ dubbed ‘Dragon V2’ at what amounts to sort of a world premiere event on May 29 at the company’s…