SpaceX Launch Video FeedJanuary 9, 2015 – 10:45 am

SpaceX Launch Video Feed

By Nancy Atkinson It was history in the making that could have a huge bearing on the future of US spaceflight. The commercial space company SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket on Friday, with what seemed to be a picture-perfect lift-off and flight. The Falcon 9 rocket performed magnificently (at least from initial reports), hitting all the flight parameters precisely on time. The SpaceX team overcame delays for telemetry problems, a…

SpaceX in OrbitSeptember 8, 2014 – 12:55 pm

SpaceX in Orbit

It s official. Orbital Sciences and Alliant Techsystems will merge into a single aerospace and defense company called Orbital ATK, which will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 10 with the ticker OA. Shareholders of each company showed overwhelming support for the merger - and for good reason. The combined company will bring the satellite expertise of Orbital Sciences and rocket-motor expertise of Alliant under one roof. The merger…

Watch SpaceX Dragon Launch LiveOctober 1, 2013 – 10:55 am

Watch SpaceX Dragon Launch Live

Another cargo shipment headed to the International Space Station is about to leave Cape Canaveral, so if you want to see SpaceX launch another big rocket into space this afternoon then you’re in for a treat. The SpaceX Dragon capsule has been successfully serving its purpose as a reusable delivery capsule for a third time now, and having now completed multiple unmanned trips to and from the ISS it’s safe to say everyone involved has gotten very good…

SpaceX Dragon capsule LiveNovember 26, 2011 – 10:09 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule Live

The grapple bars delivered to the Space Station by SpaceX s Dragon capsule were unloaded today (March 6). Credit: NASA TV A private cargo capsule is returning to Earth from the International Space Station Tuesday (March 26), and you can watch its orbital departure live online. SpaceX s unmanned Dragon spacecraft is slated to depart the orbiting lab at 6:56 a.m. EDT (1056 GMT) Tuesday (March 26), perform a series of burns and then splash down at 12:34…

SpaceX Dragon Landing gearJune 2, 2011 – 08:38 am

SpaceX Dragon Landing gear

The next Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to blast off in March on a space station resupply flight, will sport a landing gear to take the next leap in making the commercial launcher reusable, according to SpaceX officials. Photo of one of four landing legs attached to the Falcon 9 rocket s first stage inside the SpaceX hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo credit: SpaceX/Elon Musk via Twitter Ground crews are attaching a set of landing…