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…

Does SpaceX have the Best EmployeesMarch 13, 2011 – 02:03 pm

Does SpaceX have the Best Employees

She may not be on her way to Mars, yet, but Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) technical recruiter Justina Couey’s work may someday help colonize the red planet, and beyond, as she helps search Earth for the most “brilliantly smart” employees for the pioneering aerospace company. Couey (’11, B.S., management and human resources) has been working at SpaceX since 2011. She started out as SpaceX’s first human resources intern and has been promoted…

SpaceX Rocket LandFebruary 10, 2010 – 08:54 am

SpaceX Rocket Land

The daring reusable rocket landing test now is set for 4:10 pm Eastern today By Mike Wall and SPACE.com | April 14, 2015 SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Dragon cargo capsule Monday at 4:33 p.m. EDT. Credit: NASA TV Bad weather forced private spaceflight company SpaceX to postpone a daring reusable rocket landing test on Monday (April 13) by at least 24 hours, a delay that also pushed back the delivery of fresh cargo to the International Space Station…

IPO for SpaceXApril 5, 2010 – 08:30 am

IPO for SpaceX

Twitter Post, Elon Musk No near term plans to IPO @SpaceX. Only possible in very long term when Mars Colonial Transporter is flying regularly. Marc s note: This is an interesting Tweet from Elon and a bit of an about face. Going public has been mentioned on and off for several years. Going public could bring in some serious cash to allow the company to expand, but why do it when you re already profitable and you would have to deal with all the downsides…

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…