Is SpaceX Going PublicNovember 16, 2016 – 12:59 pm

Is SpaceX Going Public

The rocket exhaust plume was easily visible for several minutes after liftoff of the historic mission. The 3, 138 kg (6, 918 lbs) SES-8 satellite is a hybrid Ku- and Ka-band spacecraft that will provide TV and communications coverage for the South Asia and Asia Pacific regions. This new version of the Falcon 9 rocket has nearly 50% more thrust compared to the original Falcon 9. [Photo Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com] The stakes could not have been…

SpaceX crs-7 LaunchNovember 14, 2016 – 12:57 pm

SpaceX crs-7 Launch

Photo Credit: Michael Howard / SpaceFlight Insider CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket and its payload of a Dragon automated cargo vessel on the seventh operational flight under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract will have to wait a couple more days before launch. This slip was apparently caused in order to accomplish the work required to get the booster and spacecraft ready for flight. This report came…

SpaceX Dragon 2 Windows wrong PlacesNovember 13, 2016 – 12:51 pm

SpaceX Dragon 2 Windows wrong Places

SpaceX This still from a SpaceX video shows the company s Dragon space capsule firing thrusters during a powered descent as it aims for a vertical landing at its launch site. The plan is part of SpaceX s vision for a completely reusable rocket and spacecraft. The next version of the Dragon spacecraft built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX will look like something truly out of this world, according to Elon Musk, the company s billionaire founder…

SpaceX Dragon takeoffNovember 8, 2016 – 12:22 pm

SpaceX Dragon takeoff

Astronauts at the International Space Station will have to wait little longer for their grocery order, after an unmanned SpaceX rocket launch ended in failure. According to NASA, the astronauts still have at least four months of food and supplies left, although they were looking forward to receiving a new water filtration system. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship exploded minutes after takeoff. John Logsdon , former director of the…

SpaceX Webcast DragonNovember 4, 2016 – 02:36 am

SpaceX Webcast Dragon

Editor s Update (1 a.m, May 30 EDT): SpaceX has stylishly unveiled its new Dragon Version 2 manned spacecraft. See our full story, photos and video here: SpaceX Unveils Dragon V2 Spaceship, a Manned Space Taxi for Astronauts The wait is over. After years of development, the private spaceflight company SpaceX will unveil the manned version of its Dragon spacecraft tonight (May 28). SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will reveal the design for the manned Dragon spacecraft…

SpaceX Dragon capsule crackNovember 3, 2016 – 02:35 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule crack

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft successfully berthed with the International Space Station this morning after a long overnight approach including several unplanned maneuvers. The crew at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, concluded a long night of flight demonstrations and troubleshooting by watching astronaut Don Pettit control the station’s robotic arm and grapple the Dragon at 6:56 a.m. PDT. “Looks like we’ve got a Dragon by the tail, ”…

Jobs in SpaceXNovember 2, 2016 – 02:23 am

Jobs in SpaceX

SpaceX Chief Financial Officer Bret Johnsen joined other SpaceX executives Wednesday to give a presentation to students about the commercial space travel company. SpaceX became the first private company in May 2012 to send a spacecraft to the international space station. Johnsen spoke at a recruiting event in Mudd Hall hosted by the Trojan Scholars Society and PlushMoney, an organization focused on empowering women in the workplace. After the presentation…

SpaceX Dragon abortOctober 31, 2016 – 02:00 am

SpaceX Dragon abort

On May 6, a prototype SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule launched a successful pad abort test from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.(Photo: SpaceX) SpaceX plans to launch a test of an important astronaut safety system from Kennedy Space Center instead of California, NASA announced today. The second test of a Dragon capsule’s launch abort system now will lift off from KSC’s historic pad 39A atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The timing of the “in-flight abort” test is…

SpaceX Dragon capsule YouTubeOctober 27, 2016 – 01:53 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule YouTube

Last night SpaceX, the private spaceflight company founded by PayPal and Tesla s Elon Musk, unveiled its new Dragon capsule. A previous version of this capsule is already zipping back and forth between Earth and the International Space Station (ISS) delivering cargo and supplies—there have been three successful missions since 2012. The Dragon V2 is outfitted with seven seats and the other bells and whistles necessary for manned flight. SpaceX SpaceX…

How does SpaceX Work?October 24, 2016 – 01:52 am

How does SpaceX Work?

Elon Musk is the CEO of two of the world s most innovative companies, electric-car company Tesla Motors and rocket company SpaceX. He s able to do this through an incredible drive and tremendous self confidence. He s said to work 100-hour weeks and never be satisfied. So what s it like to work for Musk? Diamonds are created under pressure, and Elon Musk is a master diamond maker,Dolly Singh, former head of talent acquisition for SpaceX, tells Business…