SpaceX Launch success rateAugust 9, 2014 – 11:31 am

SpaceX Launch success rate

SpaceX, the private space company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, successfully launched a Thai broadcasting satellite from Cape Canaveral January 6, 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of SpaceX) The recent successful launch of a Thai broadcasting satellite by a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket signals the beginning of a new competitive environment for United Launch Alliance, a Colorado company that is a major private sector employer. For years, Centennial-based United…

When does SpaceX Dragon returnAugust 4, 2015 – 08:01 am

When does SpaceX Dragon return

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has concluded her successful mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with a return to Earth on Saturday. The EOM (End Of Mission) events began with an unberthing and release of the CRS-4/SpX-4 spacecraft from the orbital outpost, ahead of a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at around 15:38 Eastern. CRS-3 Dragon – EOM: (*CLICK HERE FOR FULL INTERACTIVE COVERAGE OF THE EOM EVENTS*) Grabbed by the…

Watch the SpaceX LaunchNovember 29, 2011 – 02:00 pm

Watch the SpaceX Launch

You can watch live as SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket and attempts to recover the first stage portion via an automated, barge-based landing plan in the Atlantic ocean right here, with the first take-off attempted scheduled for 4:33 PM ET, provided conditions remain good and pre-flight checks go well. A big part of this mission, designated CRS-6 and designed primarily as a resupply flight for the International Space Station, is getting a second…

What is SpaceX Rocket?May 13, 2013 – 12:13 pm

What is SpaceX Rocket?

Graphic showing how SpaceX s bold reusable-rocket test — currently scheduled to take place during the launch of the company s Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station on April 13, 2015 — will work. Credit: SpaceX The next booster to come down for a drone-ship landing will have way more hydraulic fluid,Musk tweeted on Jan. 16. At least it shd explode for a diff reason. The autonomous drone ship, incidentally, is named Just Read…

SpaceX HyperloopDecember 17, 2016 – 03:18 pm

SpaceX Hyperloop

An artists s rendering of a Hyperloop track. SpaceX On Monday, SpaceX announced that it would be holding a Hyperloop pod competition, inviting universities and private companies to build passenger pods based on SpaceX CEO Elon Musk s open sourced Hyperloop design. The company said it would build a one-mile test track for the pods on a lot adjacent to its Hawthorne, California headquarters. The Hyperloop has been described as high speed rail combined…

SpaceX Dragon PosterDecember 30, 2013 – 05:24 pm

SpaceX Dragon Poster

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, may be currently involved in the boring but highly necessary business of manufacturing reusable rockets, but its future goal is to travel to and colonize Mars. In fact, SpaceX’s Red Dragon Mars mission was proposed for funding in 2013 and 2015 as a NASA Discovery mission but was not able to obtain funding for a 2021 launch. However, that won’t stop Elon Musk from populating…

SpaceX Dragon Pad abortNovember 20, 2012 – 12:22 pm

SpaceX Dragon Pad abort

LOS ANGELES – is reviewing data from what appears to have been a nominal pad abort test for the Crew Dragon vehicle from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral on May 6. The test, which culminated with splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean just offshore, marks a major milestone on the road to using the Crew Dragon for human missions to the International Space Station in 2017. The vehicle has been in development since mid-2012 under a $440 million…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Trunk SpaceNovember 7, 2010 – 10:19 am

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Trunk Space

After a two day chase through space, a commercial SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule completed its orbital ballet and arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) today, Sept. 23, packed with some 2.5 tons of ground breaking science experiments and supplies for the human crew. The Dragon CRS-4 resupply freighter rendezvoused with the station early this morning following a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings that brought the vessel to within…

SpaceX Rocket CrashJune 8, 2015 – 08:26 am

SpaceX Rocket Crash

Well, that’s a hat trick! For the third time this year , SpaceX attempted to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and autonomously land the first stage portion on an unmanned barge. And for the third time this year, that (very expensive) rocket crashed and burned. Elon Musk gave the official, albeit disappointing, announcement on Twitter: Ascent successful. Dragon enroute to Space Station. Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival. Musk later clarified:…

Watch SpaceX DragonOctober 19, 2013 – 09:48 am

Watch SpaceX Dragon

SpaceX to Unveil Dragon V2 for Manned Spaceflight Thursday, SpaceRef Business True to his word, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will unveil Dragon V2 this Thursday, May 29th at SpaceX HQ to invited guests. SpaceX is calling the Dragon V2 a next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts into space. It was April 29th that Musk tweeted that the cover drops on May 29. Actual flight design hardware of crew Dragon, not a mockup. Related Update: SpaceX…