SpaceX Launch Schedule LiveJanuary 19, 2013 – 10:47 am

SpaceX Launch Schedule Live

Join the FLVS social media team as we tour Kennedy Space Center before the anticipated SpaceX launch on April 13th. FLVS has been invited to attend and post live updates during the SpaceX launch currently scheduled for 4:33pm ET at Kennedy Space Center on Monday, April 13, 2015 (as of the time of this post). This two-day NASA event will be held on Sunday and Monday and YOU are invited to join us on social media! View live streaming of the event on…

Did SpaceX LandSeptember 29, 2010 – 02:33 pm

Did SpaceX Land

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 came back to Earth after a successful launch today, landing in the ocean within 10 meters of its actual target. And though it didn’t make the platform as originally intended, the company thinks that absent rough weather, the rocket have worked as planned. Later, Musk from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:03 p.m. Pacific this afternoon, ferrying a DSCOVR satellite to the Deep Space Climate Observatory for the National…

SpaceX Launch explodesAugust 17, 2013 – 11:29 am

SpaceX Launch explodes

The spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff. AP 20 Photos A baby rhino gets affectionate, Ukraine celebrates its independence, polar bears and pandas keep cool (and cute) and more. 17 Photos Panda cubs debut, a baby elephant takes her first steps and more. 18 Photos Grumpy Cat is predictably cranky, piglets play, protests continue in St. Louis and more. 19 Photos A panda plays, drugs go up in flames, evil spirits are shunned and more. 20 Photos…

SpaceX Falcon 9 May 22August 26, 2013 – 10:38 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 May 22

On Monday, April 30, SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) is all set to conduct a critical static engine test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket at the firm’s launch pad on Cape Canaveral, Florida. If all goes well, SpaceX and NASA are targeting a May 7 liftoff of the rocket and Dragon spacecraft at 9:38 AM, bound for the International Space Station (ISS). This launch signifies the first time that a commercial company is attempting to dock at the ISS…

SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS 3October 23, 2014 – 07:01 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS 3

SpaceX successfully launched the latest Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. Following repairs to a a helium valve in the stage separation pneumatic system – which was responsible for Monday’s scrub, the Falcon 9 v1.1 was readied for its next attempt, with the launch of the CRS-3 Dragon from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) taking place at 19:25 UTC (15:25 local time). SCRUB…

SpaceX Falcon Rocket to Test Landing LegsAugust 28, 2015 – 11:01 am

SpaceX Falcon Rocket to Test Landing Legs

By Ken Kremer The next commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that’s set to launch in March carrying an unmanned Dragon cargo vessel will also be equipped with a quartet of landing legs in a key test that will one day lead to cheaper, reusable boosters, announced Elon Musk, the company’s founder and CEO. The attachment of landing legs to the first stage of SpaceX’s new and more powerful, next-generation Falcon 9 rocket counts as a major step towards the…

SpaceX Falcon 1 RocketJuly 10, 2014 – 11:49 am

SpaceX Falcon 1 Rocket

Falcon 1 Successfully Delivers RazakSAT Satellite to Orbit “This marks another successful launch by the SpaceX team, ” said Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX. “We are pleased to announce that Malaysia s RazakSAT, aboard Falcon 1, has achieved the intended orbit.” Falcon 1, a two-stage, liquid oxygen/rocket-grade kerosene vehicle designed and manufactured by SpaceX, lifted off Monday, July 13, at 8:35 pm (PDT). Lift off occurred from the Reagan Test…

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage RecoveryMarch 11, 2013 – 01:57 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Recovery

NASA commercial partner SpaceX currently is targeting Sunday, June 28, for the launch of its seventh cargo delivery to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 9 a.m. EDT. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket will lift off at 10:21 a.m. carrying its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida…

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…