SpaceX Rocket explodes YouTubeDecember 15, 2017 – 09:51 am

SpaceX Rocket explodes YouTube

On Tuesday, April 14, the commercial spaceflight company SpaceX attempted what would have been a game-changing feat when it tried to land a rocket on a robotic platform in the Atlantic Ocean. The idea is to create reusable rockets that detach from their payloads and fly back to Earth. Spaceflight companies could launch the same rocket over and over and dramatically reduce the cost of launches. The rocket came in almost perfectly vertical, but as SpaceX…

SpaceX Failure VideoDecember 14, 2017 – 09:50 am

SpaceX Failure Video

The result of the preliminary investigation of the explosion of an unmanned rocket owned by Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, on June 28 was announced Monday in a news conference. Elon Musk, SpaceX founder, revealed that it was triggered by a structural failure, adding that ship could have been saved had its parachute been deployed, CNBC reported. The unmanned rocket called Falcon 9 was carrying at least 4, pounds of cargo that…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Failure VideoDecember 11, 2017 – 09:44 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Failure Video

A description of what was on board the Dragon supply ship from the CRS-7 Mission Press Kit. Cargo The Dragon spacecraft will be filled with more than 4, pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to support more than 30 student research investigations and more than 35 of approximately 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 44 and 45. Science payloads will offer new insight to combustion in microgravity…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes VideoNovember 30, 2017 – 09:28 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes Video

The accident occurred about 2 1/2 minutes into the flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Pieces could be seen falling into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 5, 200 pounds (2, 360 kilograms) of space station cargo were on board, including the first docking port designed for future commercial crew capsules. The vehicle has broken up,announced Nasa commentator George Diller. He said it was not clear how the disaster occurred or even when the rocket actually…

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 RocketNovember 27, 2017 – 09:24 am

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX is deep into an internal mishap investigation following the loss during First Stage flight of a Falcon 9 rocket with the CRS-7 Dragon. While the Second Stage is considered to be the main culprit for the failure, investigators are currently gathering data to reconstruct the final moments of Falcon 9’s flight as recovery teams attempt to retrieve the rocket’s remains to further aid the fault tree data. Recovering from Falcon 9’s Bad Day: The…

SpaceX Rocket takeoff and Landing TestNovember 23, 2017 – 09:20 am

SpaceX Rocket takeoff and Landing Test

Share This article Coinciding with SpaceX’s launch to the International Space Station on Friday and its (not so successful) attempt at a soft landing, Elon Musk’s company has released an awesome video of what the Falcon 9 Reusable should look like when successfully performing a vertical takeoff and vertical landing (VTVL). The video has accumulated an astonishing 2.5 million views in the last few days, which is rather heartwarming as it indicates…

SpaceX Launch TonightNovember 15, 2017 – 09:06 am

SpaceX Launch Tonight

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars into the predawn sky above Florida carrying the unmanned Dragon capsule on the first-ever commercial flight to the International Space Station on May 22, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: NASA TV Where to look Southeast U.S. coastline: Anywhere north of Cape Canaveral, viewers should initially concentrate on the south-southwest horizon. If you are south of the Cape, look low toward the north-northeast…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Reentry VideoNovember 14, 2017 – 09:01 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Reentry Video

WASHINGTON — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. released an 80-second video July 22 showing the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage making a “soft landing” in the Atlantic Ocean following the July 14 launch of six Orbcomm satellites into low Earth orbit. With a pair of geostationary-orbit-bound launches next up on the manifest — both for Hong Kong-based satellite telecommunications fleet operator AsiaSat — SpaceX said it will take a short break from additional…

SpaceX News ArticlesNovember 11, 2017 – 08:57 am

SpaceX News Articles

Space Exploration Technologies CEO Elon Musk wants to send rockets to Mars, but first he wants to achieve a different record by landing a rocket on Earth after it has returned from orbit. This attempt was delayed on Tuesday when the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was aborted, and its mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station – set to conclude with the historic landing – was rescheduled. [ READ: SpaceX Hopes to Spread the…

SpaceX Landing Barge LocationNovember 10, 2017 – 08:55 am

SpaceX Landing Barge Location

After hanging out in storage for over a decade, the Deep Space Climate Observatory is finally being launched to monitor solar storms. The satellite is getting into space on the back of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which means we re also counting down to another historic barge landing attempt! Top image: SpaceX s autonomous drone barge has been repaired since the crash on the first attempt, and been decorated with a spiffy new name. Credit: SpaceX The…