SpaceX Launch YouTube 2012October 28, 2016 – 01:53 am

SpaceX Launch YouTube 2012

SpaceX and Elon Musk will not be held from the history books. Last night the company announced that engineers were currently replacing a faulty valve on engine #5, and if successful pending a data review today, the company would attempt a second launch on Tuesday, May 22nd. This comes as SpaceX’s maiden voyage to the International Space Station was cut a half second short by an automated safety function built into the rocket. SpaceX is attempting…

SpaceX Falcon 9 ModelOctober 26, 2016 – 01:53 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Model

Topics: Private spaceflight, future technology, rockets Last Saturday, SpaceX made an ambitious attempt to land the spent core stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous drone ship landing pad in the Atlantic Ocean. CEO Elon Musk placed the odds of success at just 50 percent, later clarifying that the 50-50 estimate was just a guess. The experimental landing effort occurred during the company s fifth paid Dragon spacecraft cargo run to the International…

SpaceX Falcon Rocket blasts offOctober 18, 2016 – 01:32 am

SpaceX Falcon Rocket blasts off

208-foot tall booster was built and launched privately by Space Exploration Technologies The spaceship is loaded with more than 5, pounds of equipment, supplies and science experiments, including 20 live mice for medical experiments, a prototype 3-D printer and an instrument to monitor ocean wind speeds Sunday s launch was the second in two weeks for California-based SpaceX, the fastest turnaround between missions since Falcon 9 rockets began flying…

Will SpaceX IPOOctober 16, 2016 – 01:02 am

Will SpaceX IPO

The universe is a massive place. We live on planet earth in a galaxy where there are between 200-400 billion stars and at least 100 billion planets. This one galaxy we live in, we call the Milky Way. So how many galaxies are there just like ours? According to the space telescope Hubble, there are an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe. This is a massive expanse for mankind to explore. NASA has done a great job of taking a look at what’s…

SpaceX v Boeing v Sierra NevadaOctober 10, 2016 – 12:30 am

SpaceX v Boeing v Sierra Nevada

NASA cited the complexity of Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser space plane and an uncertainty of when the proposed crew transport craft would be ready to fly astronauts to the International Space Station as the primary reasons the agency picked Boeing and SpaceX for lucrative contracts to develop commercial space taxis. Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser spacecraft, which would take off on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket and land on a runway like…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Engine FailureOctober 4, 2016 – 11:40 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Engine Failure

WASHINGTON — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has discovered the root cause of a premature engine shutdown during the company’s first paid cargo flight to the international space station in October, but the Hawthorne, Calif., rocket and spacecraft maker is not ready to make the results of its months-long investigation public, a company executive said. “We’re doing one of the final out briefs on the most probable cause for the engine issue…

SpaceX Falcon NewsOctober 3, 2016 – 11:36 pm

SpaceX Falcon News

Emphasizing that their findings were only an “initial assessment, ” Musk said that they believed that a broken strut—a two-foot-long piece of steel, an inch wide at its thickest point—was responsible for the rocket’s explosion, which had previously only been attributed to a “decompression event” in its liquid oxygen tanks. No one was injured, but the 4, pounds of cargo in the attached Dragon space capsule got blasted into smithereens. By design…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch VehicleOctober 2, 2016 – 11:36 pm

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Vehicle

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) head Elon Musk revealed their latest launch vehicle on Tuesday, the Falcon Heavy. Effectively three Falcon 9 core stages strapped together, the new vehicle – set to debut as soon as 2013 – will be the most powerful US rocket to have launched since the Saturn V was built for the Apollo Program, eventually sharing a 20 missions per year manifest with the Falcon 9. Falcon Heavy: The Falcon Heavy’s kerosene-driven…

SpaceX 2013September 26, 2016 – 11:01 pm

SpaceX 2013

SpaceX Internship Winners Reach for the Stars In the spring of 2013, FIRST was proud to partner with SpaceX, a company dedicated to building advanced rockets and spacecraft, to offer an internship to FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) high-school seniors. We received applications from many talented and eager students, who described the opportunity to get their designs into outer space as a “dream job.” Winner Spencer Berglund…

When is SpaceX IPOSeptember 21, 2016 – 10:28 pm

When is SpaceX IPO

So he might want to capitalize on this moment and take yet another one of his ventures public. Musk s rocket ship company, SpaceX, has already generated almost as much excitement and interest as Telsa Motors, the hot electric car company he founded. Tesla has been collecting glowing reviews of its Model S car and recently posted its first quarterly profit. Its share price has doubled in just the last two months. Musk also serves as chairman of solar…