Falcon 9 SpaceX CRS 4September 16, 2015 – 11:16 pm

Falcon 9 SpaceX CRS 4

SpaceX is on track to launch another Falcon 9 v1.1, just 13 days after the ASIASAT-6 mission lifted off from SLC-40. The next launch – tasked with lofting the CRS-4/SpX-4 Dragon en route to the International Space Station (ISS) – remains on target for the early hours of September 20, after a Static Fire test was conducted on Wednesday night. Path to the next launch: However, with no major post-launch repairs required on the SLC-40 pad infrastructure…

Does SpaceX offer StockSeptember 15, 2015 – 11:08 pm

Does SpaceX offer Stock

SpaceX IPO the Final Frontier? Is an initial public offering (IPO) the final frontier for SpaceX? Investors might be interested in gravitating toward a SpaceX IPO, but the company doesn’t seem to be in any rush to jettison private life. What Is SpaceX? The company designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. While the company has long stated its desires to set up a colony on Mars (stating it will put humans on Mars by 2026…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket DesignSeptember 11, 2015 – 10:33 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Design

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded around two and a half minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, destroying over 5, 200 pounds of cargo bound for the International Space Station. The rocket was traveling at around 2, 900 mph some 27 miles up when it encountered what SpaceX referred to as an “anomaly on ascent, ” ceased providing data to ground control, and was engulfed by a growing cloud of smoke before exploding and…

SpaceX explosion 28 JuneSeptember 8, 2015 – 10:05 pm

SpaceX explosion 28 June

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company s robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station on June 28, 2015. The rocket broke apart about 2 minutes into the flight. Credit: NASA TV Astronauts likely would have survived the rocket explosion that scuttled SpaceX s unmanned resupply mission to the International Space Station on Sunday, company representatives said. SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket broke apart about 2 minutes after launching…

SpaceX Launch Escape System TestSeptember 4, 2015 – 09:27 pm

SpaceX Launch Escape System Test

SpaceX s Dragon Version 2 spaceship is designed to be reusable. The company plans to conduct to tests of the vehicle s launch-abort system in November 2014 and January 2015. Image released May 29, 2014. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX plans to conduct two critical tests of its manned Dragon capsule s emergency abort system, designed to carry astronauts to safety during a launch failure, in the next five months, according to media reports. The first test will…

SpaceX Falcon 9 CertificationOctober 4, 2013 – 09:43 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Certification

The U.S. Air Force and (SpaceX) are now targeting midyear for full certification of the launch upstart’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket to loft Pentagon payloads into orbit. Officials had hoped to achieve this goal by the end of last year, and a service statement says substantial progress has been made. But 20% of the tasks associated with the certification still remain, according to an Air Force statement. In a relatively short period of time, SpaceX has…

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 Flight PathNovember 1, 2014 – 12:02 pm

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 Flight Path

Ground crews plan to load the final cargo into SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship Saturday after the capsule’s Falcon 9 rocket booster briefly fired up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral for a flight readiness check. The Falcon 9 rocket ignited its nine Merlin 1D first stage engines at 4 p.m. EDT (2 GMT) Friday as hold-down clamps kept the the 208-foot-tall booster firmly on the ground at Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad. The engines throttled up…

Where is SpaceX Mission Control?August 27, 2010 – 09:17 am

Where is SpaceX Mission Control?

SpaceX Internships Did you see the last email blast? SpaceX is offering exclusive internship opportunities to students in FIRST ! If you are a senior this year, and participating in FRC or FTC, you can apply for an internship that would likely take place after you complete your sophomore year in college. It took us some time to put this together, and we want to select winners by Championship, so the clock is ticking! The application deadline is Monday…

SpaceX Launch Today Live StreamOctober 31, 2013 – 11:39 am

SpaceX Launch Today Live Stream

SpaceXSpaceX successfully launched its Dragon space capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. ET, but the rocket that it had tried to re-land on an ocean platform tipped over just after touching down. SpaceX is a private space company founded by billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, and it s trying to revolutionize spaceflight by creating reusable rockets that can fly back and land after launching. The technology…

History of SpaceXOctober 14, 2014 – 07:37 am

History of SpaceX

The private space capsule Dragon is visible as a small dot against the blackness of space in this view from International Space Station as the capsule flew by May 24. Credit: NASA TV This story was updated at 11:40 a.m. EDT. A private spaceship on its first trip to the International Space Station made a flyby of the orbiting laboratory early Thursday (May 24), zipping just below the outpot in an unprecedented space first. The unmanned vehicle, called…