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…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Flight 3November 9, 2017 – 08:55 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Flight 3

Now I am sure they use the thrusters to make sure they DO not repeat the stage collision from flight 3 of the Falcon 1 launch, but these firings were already after the stage was pretty clear of the second stage. I am happy to see them using the thrusters, since it means they are doing something with it, even if full recovery testing is not an option due to lack of reserve propellant. (SpaceX said they would not test recovery per se, on flight 2…

SpaceX a Success 2013November 8, 2017 – 08:53 am

SpaceX a Success 2013

SpaceX have noted they are happy with the technical progress being made on their new Falcon 9 v.1.1 (F 9-R) launch vehicle, as they prepare their next generation rocket for its role in upcoming launches and the future goal of creating a fully reusable launch system. UPDATE: SpaceX provided an update on Thursday evening, noting they have successfully completed the first stage’s development testing. Next Generation Falcon 9: Following its successful…

SpaceX Landing Test VideoOctober 29, 2017 – 08:26 am

SpaceX Landing Test Video

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule launched on SpaceX s fifth official mission to resupply the International Space Station, Jan. 10, 2015. Credit: SpaceX (via Facebook) Engineers with the private spaceflight company SpaceX are still trying to piece together what went wrong with a reusable rocket test Saturday, but the company s founder Elon Musk said Sunday (Jan. 11) that the rocket s steering fins ran out of hydraulic fluid during the attempt…

SpaceX Falcon 9 crs-4 MissionOctober 28, 2017 – 08:24 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 crs-4 Mission

On Saturday October 25, Dragon splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, ending a month-long mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. Dragon delivered nearly 5, pounds of cargo and science experiments to station, and returned with 3, 276 pounds. Dragon is currently the only operational spacecraft capable of returning significant amounts of cargo to Earth. Astronauts spent about one month unpacking cargo and repacking the spacecraft…

SpaceX Jobs in CaliforniaOctober 20, 2017 – 08:11 am

SpaceX Jobs in California

They say misery loves company, and in California, it loves companies . It never ceases to amaze me that any employer who dares to work in the Golden State would not know about the convoluted California employment laws governing everything from how many hours employees can work per day without overtime, to what HAS to happen if an employee misses a meal break on a six-or-more hour shift. Hear about the SpaceX lawsuit yet? Apparently Elon Musk’s uber-cool…

SpaceX Rocket BreakupOctober 19, 2017 – 08:07 am

SpaceX Rocket Breakup

Receive the latest local updates in your inbox An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday June 28, 2015 shortly after liftoff. (Published Sunday, June 28, 2015) The breakup of an unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station Sunday morning was a reminder that such missions present incredible…