The SpaceX GrasshopperMarch 13, 2017 – 08:55 pm

The SpaceX Grasshopper

“If one can figure out how to effectively reuse rockets just like airplanes, the cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred. A fully reusable vehicle has never been done before. That really is the fundamental breakthrough needed to revolutionize access to space.” -Elon Musk SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Second LaunchMarch 12, 2017 – 08:47 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Second Launch

Updated 2:30 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket suffered a failure more than two minutes after liftoff June 28 on a mission to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, an accident that may have repercussions on both space station operations and the debate about funding for NASA’s commercial crew program. The Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule at 10:21 a.m. EDT Sunday after a problem-free countdown, and in good weather conditions…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch CoverageMarch 11, 2017 – 08:45 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Coverage

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral with a 2.2-ton package of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station on Tuesday, but the booster toppled over after descending to a barge parked in the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket achieved its primary goal, setting course for a three-day chase of the space station by SpaceX’s Dragon commercial cargo carrier after a smooth liftoff from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch…

SpaceX Capsule VideoMarch 10, 2017 – 08:44 pm

SpaceX Capsule Video

A stunning new video puts viewers aboard SpaceX s Dragon crew capsule during its first-ever liftoff earlier this month. SpaceX has released a video showing Dragon s May 6 flight, an unmanned launch from Florida s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that tested the capsule s launch-escape system. The 2-minute video integrates footage taken by cameras aboard the spacecraft, showing key events such as parachute deployment up close — and providing great…

SpaceX Florida Launch siteMarch 6, 2017 – 08:41 pm

SpaceX Florida Launch site

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A plan by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to build a privately owned launch site just north of the U.S.-Mexico border near Brownsville, Texas, passed a key environmental review July 9, clearing the firm to submit a formal application to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation’s “Record of Decision” culminates a two-year process designed to vet primarily environmental aspects…

SpaceX HoustonMarch 3, 2017 – 08:33 pm

SpaceX Houston

The proposed site for the spaceport is near Boca Chica Beach near Brownsville. The FAA report says the launching of rockets would not have any adverse environmental effects on the beach. The proposed site for the spaceport is near Boca Chica Beach near SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk on Friday said his company intends to build a launchpad near Brownsville, a significant development that could signal the start of a renaissance in Texas spaceflight…

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9 LiveMarch 2, 2017 – 08:32 pm

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9 Live

(Story continues below.) — SpaceX (@SpaceX) Liftoff of #Falcon9 carrying #DSCOVR on SpaceX s 1st deep space mission The launch was first scheduled to occur on Feb. 8, but was postponed after a critical radar-tracking system failed. Rescheduled for Feb. 10, the launch was scrubbed again due to upper level winds,according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But on the third attempt, the weather cooperated, allowing what appeared…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch TodayFebruary 28, 2017 – 08:25 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Today

After a couple of technical and weather delays, SpaceX will again attempt to launch tonight at 6:03 p.m. ET. UPDATE: Due to technical and weather concerns, the launch and upright return is now scheduled to take place today, Feb. 11, at 6:03pm EST. Watch it all right here! Following an explosive first attempt, Elon Musk s private rocket company, SpaceX will try again at engineering greatness this afternoon. Today s mission will deliver NASA s Deep…

Jobs for SpaceXFebruary 27, 2017 – 08:23 pm

Jobs for SpaceX

The European Ariane-5 rocket blasts off from French Guiana and launches a satellite to provide high-speed internet access to remote parts of Canada, late July 17, 2004. Scheduled for launch July 12, 2004, the mission was called off three times when technical and weather problems halted countdown. Picture taken July 17, 2004. REUTERS/CNES-ESA-ARIANESPACE-POOL Photo: POOL Arianespace, the French company launching the national broadband network s satellites…

SpaceX crs-3 Mission VideoFebruary 25, 2017 – 08:17 pm

SpaceX crs-3 Mission Video

On April 18, 2014, Falcon 9 and Dragon began the CRS-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station. This mission marked Dragon’s fourth visit to the space station and third official cargo resupply mission for NASA. Falcon 9, outfitted with four landing legs, prepares to launch the Dragon spacecraft on the CRS-3 mission to the ISS. Falcon 9 and Dragon are mated in SpaceX’s hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9 and Dragon…