SpaceXs WebcastsDecember 18, 2017 – 09:57 am

SpaceXs Webcasts

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket remains standing on Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida following a test firing of the vehicle s nine Merlin first-stage engines. Image released Feb. 25, 2013. Credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann The private spaceflight company SpaceX is counting down to launch an unmanned space capsule to the International Space Station today (March 1) and you can watch the blastoff live online with two official webcasts…

SpaceX Rocket explodes YouTubeDecember 15, 2017 – 09:51 am

SpaceX Rocket explodes YouTube

On Tuesday, April 14, the commercial spaceflight company SpaceX attempted what would have been a game-changing feat when it tried to land a rocket on a robotic platform in the Atlantic Ocean. The idea is to create reusable rockets that detach from their payloads and fly back to Earth. Spaceflight companies could launch the same rocket over and over and dramatically reduce the cost of launches. The rocket came in almost perfectly vertical, but as SpaceX…

SpaceX Failure VideoDecember 14, 2017 – 09:50 am

SpaceX Failure Video

The result of the preliminary investigation of the explosion of an unmanned rocket owned by Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, on June 28 was announced Monday in a news conference. Elon Musk, SpaceX founder, revealed that it was triggered by a structural failure, adding that ship could have been saved had its parachute been deployed, CNBC reported. The unmanned rocket called Falcon 9 was carrying at least 4, pounds of cargo that…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes VideoNovember 30, 2017 – 09:28 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes Video

The accident occurred about 2 1/2 minutes into the flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Pieces could be seen falling into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 5, 200 pounds (2, 360 kilograms) of space station cargo were on board, including the first docking port designed for future commercial crew capsules. The vehicle has broken up,announced Nasa commentator George Diller. He said it was not clear how the disaster occurred or even when the rocket actually…