SpaceX Falcon 9 VandenbergDecember 22, 2017 – 10:04 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Vandenberg

As preparations continue for next week’s Falcon 9 launch of the CRS-6 Dragon spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, SpaceX’s Vandenberg team has put the In-Flight abort booster through a tanking test. The unique Falcon 9 – sporting just three engines – will be tasked with lofting a Dragon 2 test vehicle into the Max-Drag region of ascent, before conducting an abort scenario. CRS-6: Preparations for this launch have proceeded relatively smoothly, as the flow…

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 Current NewsDecember 17, 2017 – 09:52 am

SpaceX Current News

Our teams are reviewing data to determine root cause -SpaceX The explosion took with it 4, pounds of vital supplies destined for International Space Station astronauts, along with one of a pair of docking stations that SpaceX was supposed to deliver to ISS for installation, enabling later docking of space taxis by itself and by Boeing with ISS beginning in 2017. One week after the, um, SpaceXplosion, SpaceX still hasn t explained why one of its…

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 Failure VideoDecember 11, 2017 – 09:44 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Failure Video

A description of what was on board the Dragon supply ship from the CRS-7 Mission Press Kit. Cargo The Dragon spacecraft will be filled with more than 4, pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to support more than 30 student research investigations and more than 35 of approximately 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 44 and 45. Science payloads will offer new insight to combustion in microgravity…

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…

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 RocketNovember 27, 2017 – 09:24 am

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX is deep into an internal mishap investigation following the loss during First Stage flight of a Falcon 9 rocket with the CRS-7 Dragon. While the Second Stage is considered to be the main culprit for the failure, investigators are currently gathering data to reconstruct the final moments of Falcon 9’s flight as recovery teams attempt to retrieve the rocket’s remains to further aid the fault tree data. Recovering from Falcon 9’s Bad Day: The…

SpaceX Rocket takeoff and Landing TestNovember 23, 2017 – 09:20 am

SpaceX Rocket takeoff and Landing Test

Share This article Coinciding with SpaceX’s launch to the International Space Station on Friday and its (not so successful) attempt at a soft landing, Elon Musk’s company has released an awesome video of what the Falcon 9 Reusable should look like when successfully performing a vertical takeoff and vertical landing (VTVL). The video has accumulated an astonishing 2.5 million views in the last few days, which is rather heartwarming as it indicates…

SpaceX Launch TonightNovember 15, 2017 – 09:06 am

SpaceX Launch Tonight

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars into the predawn sky above Florida carrying the unmanned Dragon capsule on the first-ever commercial flight to the International Space Station on May 22, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: NASA TV Where to look Southeast U.S. coastline: Anywhere north of Cape Canaveral, viewers should initially concentrate on the south-southwest horizon. If you are south of the Cape, look low toward the north-northeast…