SpaceX Landing photosDecember 1, 2016 – 02:05 pm

SpaceX Landing photos

A sign marks SpaceX s Landing Complex 1 at Cape Canaveral in Florida, formerly Launch Complex 13. Credit: SpaceX (via Flickr as SpaceX Photos) Developing fully and rapidly reusable rockets is a key priority for SpaceX. Musk has said that such technology could cut the cost of spaceflight by a factor of 100, perhaps even making Mars colonization economically feasible. While SpaceX isn t ready to use Landing Complex 1 yet, the company has made a good…

SpaceX Launch Failure August 2014November 28, 2016 – 01:49 pm

SpaceX Launch Failure August 2014

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion on June 28 was due to a faulty steel strut in an oxygen tank, according to Elon Musk. He also said that the company may have become complacent, with few employees still working at SpaceX that were around during the last failed launch attempt by the company. The strut holding down one of the helium bottles appears to have snapped,said Musk during a conference call on July 20. As a result, we ve seen a lot of helium…

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion YouTubeNovember 27, 2016 – 01:48 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion YouTube

A huge SpaceX rocket exploded in flames during attempt to land it on barge.(YouTube) Dramatic footage captures the moment a SpaceX rocket exploded in flames on a floating barge after returning from the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit. The gigantic tube - named Falcon 9 - was meant to land safely on the barge located off the coast of Florida in the United States. But all did not go according to plan, with an explosion which wrecked the rocket…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Engine UpgradeNovember 23, 2016 – 01:35 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Engine Upgrade

An optimized Merlin 1D engine and other enhancements to the Falcon 9 v1.1 will give (SpaceX) the ability to lift commercial communications satellites to orbit while continuing to develop the rocket’s reusable core stage. Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX, says the improvements include a 15% boost in thrust for the rocket’s nine core-stage engines, as well as super-chilled propellant and a 10% increase in…

Falcon Heavy de SpaceXNovember 15, 2016 – 12:58 pm

Falcon Heavy de SpaceX

SpaceX has slowed development of the Falcon Heavy rocket, a mega-booster made of three Falcon 9 booster cores strapped together, as the company recovers from a launch failure last month, delaying the new rocket’s inaugural flight until early 2016. “Given our focus on Falcon 9, we’ve de-prioritized Falcon Heavy to probably launch in the spring next year, maybe April or so, ” SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk told reporters Monday. The news is not surprising…

SpaceX Falcon 9 AnimationNovember 11, 2016 – 12:43 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Animation

An amazing new video from SpaceX shows the spaceflight company s incredible plans for a reusable mega-rocket. The 2.5-minute Falcon Heavy rocket animation shows the spaceflight firm s plans to land the three boosters of its giant rocket back on Earth after launching missions to orbit. The three nine-engine boosters are equivalent to the booster used is used to power the core stage of the Falcon 9 rocket used to launch payloads to space currently…

MR Musk SpaceXNovember 6, 2016 – 12:13 pm

MR Musk SpaceX

This season of The Simpsons has been particularly spacey. In Sunday s (Jan. 25) episode of the long-running Fox cartoon TV show, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is quietly traveling the United States in his crewed Dragon spacecraft searching for something to inspire him. The billionaire inventor even shows off his Springfield Hyperloop featuring a small mouse that throws up after a ride on the machine designed to get people from point A to point B…

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion June 2015November 5, 2016 – 02:36 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion June 2015

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket streaking through the sky with the company s Dragon cargo capsule on June 28, 2015. The rocket broke apart less than 3 minutes into the flight. Credit: NASA TV The failure of SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket during an unmanned cargo launch toward the International Space Station late last month is a big setback for the company, founder and CEO Elon Musk said. The Falcon 9 exploded less than 3 minutes after blasting off from Florida…

SpaceX Stock Price TodayOctober 30, 2016 – 01:58 am

SpaceX Stock Price Today

Elon Musk s mouth has cost him a pretty penny after he told the press that he thinks his electric car company is a tad overvalued at the moment. Stock markets being what they are people took note and promptly started selling, dropping the share price nearly five per cent – which will have cost Musk millions of dollars considering the size of his stake in the firm. Then again, the SpaceX biz baron is worth a few billion so he isn t about to start coupon…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Failure AnalysisOctober 29, 2016 – 01:57 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Failure Analysis

Although recovery teams in the Atlantic Ocean have retrieved wreckage from Sunday’s Falcon 9 launch failure, the best clues to the cause of the crash lie in raw data transmitted from the rocket as it disintegrated, SpaceX officials said Wednesday. Officials with the California-based rocket company said there is no breakthrough in the investigation into the failure, the first mishap in 19 launches by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. “The process for determining…