SpaceX Florida Launch siteMarch 6, 2017 – 08:41 pm

SpaceX Florida Launch site

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A plan by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to build a privately owned launch site just north of the U.S.-Mexico border near Brownsville, Texas, passed a key environmental review July 9, clearing the firm to submit a formal application to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation’s “Record of Decision” culminates a two-year process designed to vet primarily environmental aspects…

SpaceX HoustonMarch 3, 2017 – 08:33 pm

SpaceX Houston

The proposed site for the spaceport is near Boca Chica Beach near Brownsville. The FAA report says the launching of rockets would not have any adverse environmental effects on the beach. The proposed site for the spaceport is near Boca Chica Beach near SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk on Friday said his company intends to build a launchpad near Brownsville, a significant development that could signal the start of a renaissance in Texas spaceflight…

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9 LiveMarch 2, 2017 – 08:32 pm

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9 Live

(Story continues below.) — SpaceX (@SpaceX) Liftoff of #Falcon9 carrying #DSCOVR on SpaceX s 1st deep space mission The launch was first scheduled to occur on Feb. 8, but was postponed after a critical radar-tracking system failed. Rescheduled for Feb. 10, the launch was scrubbed again due to upper level winds,according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But on the third attempt, the weather cooperated, allowing what appeared…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch TodayFebruary 28, 2017 – 08:25 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Today

After a couple of technical and weather delays, SpaceX will again attempt to launch tonight at 6:03 p.m. ET. UPDATE: Due to technical and weather concerns, the launch and upright return is now scheduled to take place today, Feb. 11, at 6:03pm EST. Watch it all right here! Following an explosive first attempt, Elon Musk s private rocket company, SpaceX will try again at engineering greatness this afternoon. Today s mission will deliver NASA s Deep…

Jobs for SpaceXFebruary 27, 2017 – 08:23 pm

Jobs for SpaceX

The European Ariane-5 rocket blasts off from French Guiana and launches a satellite to provide high-speed internet access to remote parts of Canada, late July 17, 2004. Scheduled for launch July 12, 2004, the mission was called off three times when technical and weather problems halted countdown. Picture taken July 17, 2004. REUTERS/CNES-ESA-ARIANESPACE-POOL Photo: POOL Arianespace, the French company launching the national broadband network s satellites…

SpaceX crs-3 Mission VideoFebruary 25, 2017 – 08:17 pm

SpaceX crs-3 Mission Video

On April 18, 2014, Falcon 9 and Dragon began the CRS-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station. This mission marked Dragon’s fourth visit to the space station and third official cargo resupply mission for NASA. Falcon 9, outfitted with four landing legs, prepares to launch the Dragon spacecraft on the CRS-3 mission to the ISS. Falcon 9 and Dragon are mated in SpaceX’s hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9 and Dragon…

SpaceX IPO ValuationFebruary 22, 2017 – 08:12 pm

SpaceX IPO Valuation

Aerospace service provider SpaceX is leading the efforts to enable low-cost commercial aerospace services. The company has contracts with NASA to transport cargo to the ISS in the short run and U.S. astronauts in the long run. Despite the valuation hike, SpaceX will be an attractive buy in case of an IPO. Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, which is also known as SpaceX, is probably the entrepreneur’s most exciting initiative…

SpaceX Falcon xFebruary 13, 2017 – 07:32 pm

SpaceX Falcon x

The mothballed Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) began looking towards the future on Friday, after NASA issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) from the commercial sector. A level of interest has already been mooted by several parties, ranging from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V through to SpaceX’s future monster launch vehicles known as Falcon X/XX. Launch Pad 39A: While the launch from Pad 39A marked an emotional end of an era for…

SpaceX Falcon 9 StreamFebruary 12, 2017 – 07:32 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Stream

SpaceX had to pull plans to launch a rocket that it would then try to land on a barge last night, after high winds made the attempt too dangerous. Elon Musk’s private space agency called off the launch with 12 minutes left in the countdown last night. Up to 115 mph winds were detected several miles above the Earth, which could have damaged the rocket on its flight. SpaceX launch is at 11.05pm Tuesday February 10 2015. If the company can land its rocket…

SpaceX Crash JuneFebruary 9, 2017 – 07:13 pm

SpaceX Crash June

Photographer: Ben Cooper On April 14, 2015, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with supplies for the astronauts on the International Space Station (this was before the more recent loss of the Russian Progress capsule). After its primary job of lofting the upper stage and Dragon capsule high above the Atlantic was done, SpaceX attempted to land the first stage booster on a floating barge. Like the first attempt in January, this one didn’t go so well;…