SpaceX CRS 2 MissionAugust 25, 2016 – 08:10 pm

SpaceX CRS 2 Mission

SpaceX CRS-7 suffered a critical failure and exploded about 1 minute after launch with complete loss of vehicle. We are expecting a post-event News Conference on NASA TV but currently the expectation is no earlier than 12:30 pm ET. A NASA TV portal is provided below. After the explosion all visitors at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex, including the 124 SSEP delegates, were moved quickly inside in an over abundance of caution, but have now…

SpaceX Launch Falcon HeavyAugust 23, 2016 – 07:59 pm

SpaceX Launch Falcon Heavy

SpaceX released a cool new animation today, Jan. 27, showing an updated look at their Falcon Heavy rocket and plans for booster recovery. See below. The rocket is designed to lift over 53 tons (117, 00 pounds) to orbit and could one day launch astronauts to the Moon and Mars. The commercial Falcon Heavy rocket has been under development by SpaceX for several years and the initial launch is now planned for later this year from Launch Complex 39A at…

SpaceX Falcon VideoAugust 15, 2016 – 07:19 pm

SpaceX Falcon Video

By Ken Kremer Video caption: High resolution and color corrected SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage landing video of CRS-6 first stage landing following launch on April 14, 2015. Credit: SpaceX KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A new high resolution video from SpaceX shows just how close the landing attempt of their Falcon 9 first stage on an ocean floating barge came to succeeding following the rockets launch on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, from Cape Canaveral…

SpaceX Rocket Blows UpAugust 9, 2016 – 06:32 pm

SpaceX Rocket Blows Up

(AP) An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from previous failed shipments. The accident happened about 2 1/2 minutes into the flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. A billowing white cloud emerged in the sky, growing bigger and bigger, then fiery plumes shot out of where the rocket was supposed…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes After LiftoffAugust 7, 2016 – 06:09 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes After Liftoff

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying cargo for the International Space Station exploded just after liftoff. SpaceX’s seventh cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded just minutes after liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday. It is the third cargo resupply mission to the space station to fail in the last year. Little is known about the cause of the explosion at this point…

SpaceX Crash YouTubeAugust 6, 2016 – 05:55 pm

SpaceX Crash YouTube

SpaceX had a successful launch this week to send supplies to the ISS inside its Dragon capsule. The more interesting bit about the launch was SpaceX s latest attempt to have the Falcon 9 rocket land on a floating platform at sea so that it could be refitted and reused. The last time SpaceX tried to have the Falcon 9 land at sea on the platform it created a fantastic explosion. This time out things looked to be going pretty well in the far away video…

Will SpaceX Save TeslaAugust 5, 2016 – 05:52 pm

Will SpaceX Save Tesla

Elon Musk is certainly a fascinating man. Not only has he built companies like SpaceX and Tesla Motors, but the entrepreneur is constantly imagining new tech and gadgets that could help others in a variety of ways. However, Musk wasn t always as independent as we thought he was. New research reveals that the CEO almost sold his commercial spaceflight company to Google a few years ago. Bloomberg Businessweek from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the…

Falcon 9 de SpaceXAugust 1, 2016 – 05:09 pm

Falcon 9 de SpaceX

WASHINGTON — SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell on March 16 said the company’s introduction this year of a more-powerful Falcon 9, designed to permit the company to recover the rocket’s first stage for future reuse, will not begin another long process of U.S. government certification. Addressing the Satellite 2015 conference here, Shotwell said Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX still expects certification of its current Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket by the…

SpaceX - Models of Falcon 9July 27, 2016 – 04:53 pm

SpaceX - Models of Falcon 9

The SpaceX launch company is scaling back expectations for an unprecedented rocket landing on a floating ocean platform, comparing the feat to trying to balance a rubber broomstick on your hand in the middle of a windstorm. The experiment is scheduled to take place on Jan. 6, when SpaceX sends a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket and its uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station on a resupply run. After stage separation at an altitude…

NASA SpaceX relationshipJuly 17, 2016 – 04:26 pm

NASA SpaceX relationship

A SpaceX rocket waits to be launched at Cape Canaveral, Fla., in March. If all goes as planned, the private company s rocket will be the first commercial spacecraft to visit the International Space Station. SpaceX hide caption toggle caption SpaceX A private spaceship owned by a company called SpaceX is scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral in Florida early Saturday morning. If all goes well, the unmanned capsule will rocket up on a mission to…