Space x Prize winnerNovember 21, 2015 – 05:56 pm

Space x Prize winner

AND LAUNCHED A BRAND NEW $2 BILLION PRIVATE SPACE INDUSTRY First Place Winner United States Mojave Aerospace Ventures OUR FIRST XPRIZE. The Ansari XPRIZE for suborbital spaceflight. A $10 million competition designed to lower the risk and cost of going to space by incentivizing the creation of a reliable, reusable, privately-financed, manned spaceship that finally made private space travel commercially viable. The Paul Allen-backed, Burt Rutan-led…

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9/dragonNovember 17, 2015 – 05:41 pm

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9/dragon

NASAThe SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex at Florida s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.SpaceX made its second attempt on Friday, April 18, to send the Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station on its third resupply mission. The launch was successful, and the capsule is on its way to the space station.was postponed due a helium leak on the Falcon 9 rocket s first stage. We have…

YouTube SpaceX Falcon 9 LaunchNovember 8, 2015 – 04:25 pm

YouTube SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, SpaceX successfully launched the AsiaSat 6 satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 1:00 a.m. EDT from SpaceX’s Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Approximately 32 minutes after launch, AsiaSat 6 deployed successfully, and AsiaSat established contact with the satellite shortly thereafter. This marks the twelfth successful flight in a row for Falcon 9, and the…

SpaceX Rocket explosion caused by faulty StrutOctober 6, 2015 – 02:27 am

SpaceX Rocket explosion caused by faulty Strut

Steel strut holding down a bottle of high-pressure helium snapped during ascent, though Dragon capsule would have survived if not for software glitch By Mike Wall and SPACE.com | July 21, 2015 The disintegration of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket shortly after it launched on a space station resupply mission for NASA last month was most likely caused by a faulty strut inside the booster’s upper stage, company CEO and founder Elon Musk said Monday (July 20)…

SpaceX Merlin 1c Rocket EnginesOctober 1, 2015 – 01:10 am

SpaceX Merlin 1c Rocket Engines

Two of SpaceX s Merlin 1D engines sit on a test stand at the company s rocket-development facility in McGregor, Texas. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX s next-generation rocket engine is ready to fly and will likely power a commercial space launch for the first time this summer, company officials announced Wednesday (March 20). The Merlin 1D engine was judged flight-ready after firing for a total of nearly 33 minutes over the course of 28 different tests at…

SpaceX Space StationSeptember 25, 2015 – 12:18 am

SpaceX Space Station

The Dragon spacecraft has successfully reached the International Space Station, delivering nearly 5, pounds of cargo to the orbiting lab. This is SpaceX’s fourth official resupply mission for NASA and fifth trip to station overall.The CRS-4 mission began early in the morning on Sunday, September 21, when Dragon and the Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from SpaceX’s Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. at 1:52am EDT.The picture-perfect launch was the…

SpaceX crs-7 InvestigationSeptember 18, 2015 – 11:37 pm

SpaceX crs-7 Investigation

UPDATED: SMC Clarifies That Certification Is Not Indefinite. It took a few days, which is not surprising how politically and legally sensitive everything involving Elon Musk and SpaceX national security launch certification is and will be, but we got responses from Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, commander of Space and Missile Systems Center, about SpaceX certification and the effects of the destruction of the CRS-7 mission to resupply the International…

SpaceX Falcon 9 January 6September 17, 2015 – 11:27 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 January 6

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes successful static fire test on Dec. 19 ahead od planned CRS-5 mission for NASA in early January 2015. Credit: SpaceX To ensure the highest possibility of success for the launch of a critical resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX has announced the successful completion of a second static fire test of the first stage propulsion system of the firms commercial Falcon 9 rocket on Dec. 19. The…

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…