SpaceX Launch HistoryJuly 10, 2014 – 03:19 pm

SpaceX Launch History

We mostly get shooting rockets into space. Successfully landing a rocket so that it can turn around and make another trip is a little trickier. SpaceX will make a third attempt at landing one of its Falcon 9 rockets Sunday after a 10:21 a.m. liftoff from Cape Canaveral. This January attempt below didn’t go so well. NASA said today that the launch is a 90-percent go for Sunday with forecasters predicting favorable weather. NASA will begin live streaming…

SpaceX News ReleaseJune 24, 2013 – 09:49 am

SpaceX News Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch military satellites, completing a nearly two-year process that at times strained the two parties’ relationship and establishing a competitor to United Launch Alliance in the national security marketplace. The Air Force announced the decision May 26, clearing the way for Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX to bid on military launches beginning this year with one of the…

When will SpaceX Stock be availableFebruary 8, 2011 – 08:59 am

When will SpaceX Stock be available

Since the other two companies associated with Elon Musk have publicly traded shares, one might think that it only make sense for the third, rocket maker Space Exploration Technologies, better known simply as Sent! A link has been sent to your friend s email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first-ever Turkmenistan satellite lights up the sky over the Cape Canaveral in April(Photo: Craig Rubadoux…

Www.spacex.com NewsMay 13, 2013 – 10:19 am

Www.spacex.com News

LOS ANGELES — SpaceX is literally pulling the curtain away on Thursday from its Dragon V2 spaceship, an upgraded version of its workhorse capsule that could soon start carrying astronauts into orbit — and you can watch the curtain drop online. The venture founded by billionaire Elon Musk is planning the curtain drop as the climax of a briefing to be held at its headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., starting at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET). The event will be…

SpaceX 1 Rocket RD Hawthorne caJune 29, 2011 – 11:16 am

SpaceX 1 Rocket RD Hawthorne ca

Thruster to Power Revolutionary Launch Escape System on Dragon Spacecraft HAWTHORNE, Ca – Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) announced today that it has completed qualification testing for the SuperDraco thruster, an engine that will power the Dragon spacecraft’s launch escape system and enable the vehicle to land propulsively on Earth or another planet with pinpoint accuracy. The qualification testing program took place over the last month…

SpaceX Stock Share offerApril 2, 2014 – 11:05 am

SpaceX Stock Share offer

*Will merge into one company, Orbital ATK, on February 10, 2015. **Designed to be compatible with Atlas V, Delta IV, and Falcon 9 rockets. Sources: Company websites and disclosures. Not all companies with space ambitions are created equally, however, and success has been difficult to come by for those targeting ISS resupply contracts. Let s survey the spacecraft first. Beam me up? Orbital Sciences is developing the Cygnus spacecraft under a cargo…

SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable (f9r) RocketSeptember 13, 2013 – 03:23 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable (f9r) Rocket

With all this talk of slingshotting astronauts into space, it s good time to check in on SpaceX s progress to a new reusable crewed spacecraft. The Falcon 9 Reusable had its second test flight, reaching 1 kilometer altitude before a successful soft-landing. The cows were less impressed by the rocket s roar. Screenshot from video. The Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) quadrupled its height from the last test, reaching 1, meters before coming back down for a…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Model Rocket KitDecember 11, 2012 – 09:41 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Model Rocket Kit

CAPE CANAVERAL — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit. In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5, pounds of space station supplies for NASA. Dragon should reach the space station Tuesday. It’s the fifth station shipment for the California-based SpaceX, one of two new commercial winners in the race to start launching Americans again…

Tesla SpaceXFebruary 23, 2011 – 02:09 pm

Tesla SpaceX

Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons Elon Musk turned 44 on Sunday, but the entrepreneur probably wished he could just crawl back into bed and forget the day ever happened. It was, to be frank, a disastrous weekend for both Tesla and SpaceX, the two companies Musk leads. First, the biggie: an unmanned SpaceX rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded after it was launched. No one was hurt, and the astronauts on board the…

SpaceX First Private CompanySeptember 2, 2010 – 09:58 am

SpaceX First Private Company

A look inside the SpaceX Dragon capsule and its Falcon 9 rocket. Credit: Karl Tate/SPACE.com Enter the Dragon Flying the Dragon spacecraft would require more rocket power, so SpaceX proposed developing the Falcon 9 rocket to send Dragon into orbit. SpaceX initially hoped to fly the spacecraft by 2008 or 2009, but the process took years longer than the company thought. Both spacecraft and rocket were ready in 2010. Falcon 9 flew with a simulated Dragon…