SpaceX Falcon x HeavyMay 30, 2015 – 10:38 am

SpaceX Falcon x Heavy

Florida KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, SPACE LAUNCH COMPLEX 39A SpaceX is modifying Kennedy Space Center’s historic Space Launch Complex 39A, home of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, for flights of the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket. In addition to commercial satellite launches and space station resupply missions, LC-39A will support crewed launches of the Dragon spacecraft for NASA. Once operational, LC-39A will have a hangar, a payload processing…

SpaceX acknowledges Falcon 9 Engine AnomalyApril 22, 2013 – 08:03 am

SpaceX acknowledges Falcon 9 Engine Anomaly

UPDATED Sept. 12, 12:45 p.m. WASHINGTON — Space Exploration Technologies ( SpaceX) Corp. acknowledged that its Falcon 9 rocket experienced an engine anomaly during its December launch of the company’s reusable Dragon space capsule. “I’d call it an oxidizer-rich shutdown, ” former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox, SpaceX’s vice president of astronaut safety and mission assurance, told Space News in a Sept. 9 interview. “So because of that, when you get…

SpaceX Launch SpeedSeptember 17, 2014 – 08:01 am

SpaceX Launch Speed

SPACE-STATION/SPACEX CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX called off a supply flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday because of rocket trouble, another delay in the delivery of groceries and overdue Christmas presents. The countdown was halted just over a minute before launch when a steering mechanism in the rocket malfunctioned — behaving strangely,as SpaceX chief Elon Musk noted via Twitter. The soonest SpaceX can try again to launch…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy First LaunchDecember 29, 2012 – 02:33 pm

SpaceX Falcon Heavy First Launch

SpaceX will kick off a busy 2015 calendar playing catch-up, with liftoff of a Dragon supply ship for the International Space Station set for Tuesday after a delay from December. At least a dozen — and perhaps as many as 16 — space missions are on SpaceX’s manifest this year, launching cargo to the space station, commercial communications satellites, and scientific spacecraft for NASA. Also in SpaceX’s plans for 2015: The first launch of the company’s…