SpaceX 3 LiveJune 5, 2015 – 03:18 pm

SpaceX 3 Live

By Ken Kremer Following closely on the heels of Thursday’s spectacular Atlas V rocket blastoff from Cape Canaveral and a last moment computer failure at the ISS over the weekend, an upgraded Space X Falcon 9 rocket is now poised to launch on Monday (April 14) and complete a double barreled salvo of liftoffs from the Florida Space Coast merely 4 days apart – if all goes well. Update 4/14- 345 PM : Todays launch attempt scrubbed due to 1st stage Helium…

Does SpaceX have astronautsSeptember 20, 2014 – 01:05 pm

Does SpaceX have astronauts

NASA Thursday named the first four astronauts who will fly on the first U.S. commercial spaceflights in private crew transportation vehicles being built by Boeing and SpaceX – marking a major milestone towards restoring American human launches to U.S. soil as soon as mid-2017, if all goes well. The four astronauts chosen are all veterans of flights on NASA’s Space Shuttles and to the International Space Station (ISS); Robert Behnken, Eric Boe, Douglas…

SpaceX Merlin DJuly 8, 2012 – 12:42 pm

SpaceX Merlin D

SpaceX s Merlin 1D rocket engine has achieved an impressive track record in a very short amount of time. The engine was designed from the outset to be crew-rated - a critical aspect considering what the engines next big task is. Photo Credit: SpaceX Florida Tech Space Exploration Technologies ( SpaceX ) Falcon 9 rocket V1.1 gets part of its name from the fact that the booster uses nine Merlin 1D engines in its first stage. With the aerospace firm…

SpaceX Launch 4/14July 4, 2010 – 02:56 pm

SpaceX Launch 4/14

By Ken Kremer KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a 24 hour delay due to threatening clouds, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared spectacularly to orbit from the Florida Space coast today, April 14, carrying a Dragon on a science supply run bound for the the International Space Station that will help pave the way for deep space human missions to the Moon, Asteroids and Mars. Meanwhile, SpaceX’s bold attempt to land and recover the 14 story tall first stage…

SpaceX Falcon 9 MissionsJuly 20, 2015 – 09:33 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Missions

It may have so far failed at the promise of a reusable space rocket, but things are still looking good for SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket. While it won t be carrying humans any time soon, it has at least been certified by NASA for Category 2 space missions. These missions are described as medium risk , as they only involve carrying satellites and less critical and less expensive cargo. It may not be the Category 3 that SpaceX ultimately wants, but it s…

SpaceX Launch site TexasJanuary 23, 2014 – 10:22 am

SpaceX Launch site Texas

SpaceX broke ground on a new commercial spaceport Sept. 22 on the shores of South Texas, committing to the construction of the world’s first privately-owned satellite launch pad scheduled to be operational as soon as late 2016. The ceremonial groundbreaking, attended by more than 100 state and local officials, SpaceX employees, and media representatives, marked the end of a nationwide search for a location to build a new launch base for SpaceX’s Falcon…