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…

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 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…