SpaceX Dragon xMarch 18, 2018 – 12:48 pm

SpaceX Dragon x

Space X is giving its Dragon spacecraft a software upgrade so it might be able to save itself in the event of a rocket explosion. Toru Hana/Reuters Elon Musk, co-founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors. The accident occurred about two minutes after liftoff and was due to the failure of a strut in the rocket s second stage, according to preliminary findings, Musk said. The strut held down a helium bottle inside a liquid oxygen fuel tank, and when…

Is SpaceX Part of NASAMarch 17, 2018 – 12:48 pm

Is SpaceX Part of NASA

Today, NASA selected SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft to fly American astronauts to the International Space Station under the Commercial Crew Program. SpaceX is deeply honored by the trust NASA has placed in us, and we welcome today’s decision and the mission it advances with gratitude and seriousness of purpose. Under the $2.6 billion contract, SpaceX will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft atop the Falcon 9 launch vehicle from…

Does SpaceX Hire Software EngineersMarch 14, 2018 – 12:43 pm

Does SpaceX Hire Software Engineers

Stephen Jones is a lead software engineer at SpaceX and former CUDA architect at NVIDIA For this post, Stephen Jones gives his perspective on aspects of technology of great interest to Rescale’s users. As a major contributor to CUDA, many of Rescale’s users have run analyses taking advantage of his work on GPGPU technology, and others have created their own codes using CUDA libraries. From a personal perspective, having returned to work with engineering…

SpaceX Rocket explosion YouTubeMarch 13, 2018 – 12:43 pm

SpaceX Rocket explosion YouTube

A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has exploded shortly after lift-off. According to NASA, the Falcon 9 rocket craft exploded only a few minutes after taking off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, and debris could be seen falling into the Atlantic Ocean. It took off as scheduled at 10.21 a.m ET, but became ‘lost’ within minutes. NASA commentator George Diller said ‘the vehicle has broken up’, but it is not clear how…

SpaceX ModelsMarch 5, 2018 – 12:26 pm

SpaceX Models

TOULOUSE, France — European governments spent a year grafting parts of the SpaceX rocket-manufacturing business model onto Europe’s rocket sector, and are now talking up reusable-rocket technology as a promising direction as SpaceX heads that way. More recently, SpaceX, Google, Virgin Group and others have signaled interest in global satellite constellations to deliver Internet, and the French government has said it is interested in that business…

SpaceX Land RocketMarch 1, 2018 – 12:14 pm

SpaceX Land Rocket

That s too wasteful for Elon Musk and his SpaceX company. During the next SpaceX takeoff, planned for either Jan. 6 or 7, SpaceX will try to keep the base rocket section in good shape by landing it - standing straight up - on a barge floating in the ocean. How challenging is that? Consider three things. One, that rocket section, called Falcon 9, is 14 stories tall and will be climbing at nearly 1 mile per second. Trying to stabilize that rocket to…