SpaceX Early failuresSeptember 16, 2017 – 06:50 am

SpaceX Early failures

Updated at 3 p.m. EDT on June 29. Managers in charge of International Space Station say the massive orbiting laboratory and its residents can keep going despite Sunday’s failure of a SpaceX resupply launch, which destroyed a new docking adapter critical to NASA’s commercial crew program, a spacesuit, and a part to repair the lab’s water purification system. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, marking the… cape coral microblading

Video of SpaceX LandingSeptember 14, 2017 – 06:45 am

Video of SpaceX Landing

SpaceX has shared a dramatic video of the Falcon 9 booster’s crash landing on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean after the rocket’s successful Jan. 10 liftoff with supplies for the International Space Station. SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk posted images from the video on Twitter early Friday, offering commentary on what happened as the 14-story booster descended to a landing barge in the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket’s first stage descended…

SpaceX Falcon 9 launchesSeptember 8, 2017 – 06:23 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches

SpaceX s Falcon 9 launch system has been certified by US Air Force for future national security missions, breaking the monopoly currently held by the United Launch Alliance (a joint venture operated by Boeing and Lockheed). SpaceX will now be allowed to compete for very lucrative launch contracts for military and reconnaissance satellites. “This is a very important milestone for the Air Force and the Department of Defense, ” said Deborah Lee James…

SpaceX News Reports TodaySeptember 7, 2017 – 06:22 am

SpaceX News Reports Today

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen on the launch pad in this file photo taken Jan. 6, 2014. SpaceX Launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule bound for the International Space Station was scrubbed Monday afternoon because of an apparent first stage helium leak. A new launch date has not been announced, but the flight is off until Friday at the earliest, officials say. The Falcon 9 version 1.1 rocket was on track for liftoff from…

SpaceX Launch CassiopeSeptember 5, 2017 – 10:54 am

SpaceX Launch Cassiope

SpaceX s first upgraded Falcon 9 rocket, a Falcon 9 v1.1, rolls out to its launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for a September 2013 launch debut. Credit: SpaceX/Elon Musk An instrument called the fast auroral imager will use two cameras (in the visual and near infrared) to examine the fine structure of . An imaging and rapid-scanning spectrometer will simultaneously observe what kinds of charged particles, or ions, are in the atmosphere…

SpaceX Public TourSeptember 4, 2017 – 10:53 am

SpaceX Public Tour

Hot off the excitement of showing off the inside of its manned Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX is prepared to offer a few members of the public a rare chance for a tour of its facilities. There’s a lot on the agenda, including seeing an uncrewed Dragon that has actually returned from space. “At SpaceX your party will tour the world’s largest facility developing the complete design, fabrication and assembly of rockets, engines and spacecraft, ” SpaceX stated…

SpaceX Vandenberg NewsAugust 30, 2017 – 10:40 am

SpaceX Vandenberg News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force is leasing a second launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to SpaceX, giving the company neighboring launch sites on the service’s western range. Robin Jackson, chief of public affairs at Vandenberg, confirmed the lease of the Space Launch Complex-4 West (SLC-4W) site to SpaceNews in a Jan. 26 response to questions. Further details, including the date and duration of the lease, were not provided. Jackson…

SpaceX Launch April 30August 28, 2017 – 10:35 am

SpaceX Launch April 30

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on Dec. 8, 2010, with the company s first Dragon spacecraft. Three hours and 20 minutes later, the capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, marking a first for a non-governmental entity. NASA s private spaceship needs NASA grounded its space shuttle fleet in July 2011 after 30 years of service. Since then, the U.S. space agency has relied on international partners like Russia, Japan and the European Space Agency…

SpaceX Falcon 9 version 1.1August 26, 2017 – 10:31 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 version 1.1

The U.S. Air Force and launch Startup (SpaceX) have finally hammered out a road map to certification of the untested Falcon 9 Version 1.1 launch vehicle that is expected to compete to put sensitive Pentagon payloads into orbit. This is the latest step by the Air Force to end the United Launch Alliance (ULA) monopoly on lofting such payloads. Crafted in 2006 from the competing launch businesses of and, ULA manages and operates the Atlas V and Delta…

YouTube SpaceX Launch you UpAugust 20, 2017 – 10:20 am

YouTube SpaceX Launch you Up

Scott Sutherland Meteorologist/Science Writer Uh oh is the last thing you d want to hear in your headset at T minus 0 of a rocket launch, but here s a look at what SpaceX astronauts will see after that interjection. Imagine this scenario: You and your astronaut colleagues are strapped into the seats of SpaceX s new Crew Dragon, and its only moments before liftoff. You ve psyched yourself up and you re ready. The countdown reaches zero, the engines…