President of SpaceXMay 28, 2017 – 06:43 am

President of SpaceX

REUTERS/Michael Brown SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell smiles after a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida February 28, 2013. In an interview with Marketplace radio, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell talked with host Ben Johnson and predicted a boffo future for the startup rocketmaker. In as little as ten years, SpaceX could be sending people to Mars, she said, fulfilling CEO Elon Musk s ambition to make the human…

SpaceX NASA BillionMay 27, 2017 – 06:43 am

SpaceX NASA Billion

NASA on Tuesday awarded a pair of much-anticipated contracts, worth up to $6.8 billion combined, to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station to Boeing and SpaceX in a deal that would allow the U.S. to launch astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time in years. Speaking from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said the contracts set the stage for what promises to be the most ambitious and…

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…

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 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…