SpaceX Falcon 9 Reentry VideoNovember 14, 2017 – 09:01 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Reentry Video

WASHINGTON — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. released an 80-second video July 22 showing the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage making a “soft landing” in the Atlantic Ocean following the July 14 launch of six Orbcomm satellites into low Earth orbit. With a pair of geostationary-orbit-bound launches next up on the manifest — both for Hong Kong-based satellite telecommunications fleet operator AsiaSat — SpaceX said it will take a short break from additional…

SpaceX News ArticlesNovember 11, 2017 – 08:57 am

SpaceX News Articles

Space Exploration Technologies CEO Elon Musk wants to send rockets to Mars, but first he wants to achieve a different record by landing a rocket on Earth after it has returned from orbit. This attempt was delayed on Tuesday when the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was aborted, and its mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station – set to conclude with the historic landing – was rescheduled. [ READ: SpaceX Hopes to Spread the…

SpaceX a Success 2013November 8, 2017 – 08:53 am

SpaceX a Success 2013

SpaceX have noted they are happy with the technical progress being made on their new Falcon 9 v.1.1 (F 9-R) launch vehicle, as they prepare their next generation rocket for its role in upcoming launches and the future goal of creating a fully reusable launch system. UPDATE: SpaceX provided an update on Thursday evening, noting they have successfully completed the first stage’s development testing. Next Generation Falcon 9: Following its successful…

SpaceX Falcon 9 crs-4 MissionOctober 28, 2017 – 08:24 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 crs-4 Mission

On Saturday October 25, Dragon splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, ending a month-long mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. Dragon delivered nearly 5, pounds of cargo and science experiments to station, and returned with 3, 276 pounds. Dragon is currently the only operational spacecraft capable of returning significant amounts of cargo to Earth. Astronauts spent about one month unpacking cargo and repacking the spacecraft…

SpaceX Jobs in CaliforniaOctober 20, 2017 – 08:11 am

SpaceX Jobs in California

They say misery loves company, and in California, it loves companies . It never ceases to amaze me that any employer who dares to work in the Golden State would not know about the convoluted California employment laws governing everything from how many hours employees can work per day without overtime, to what HAS to happen if an employee misses a meal break on a six-or-more hour shift. Hear about the SpaceX lawsuit yet? Apparently Elon Musk’s uber-cool…

SpaceX Rocket BreakupOctober 19, 2017 – 08:07 am

SpaceX Rocket Breakup

Receive the latest local updates in your inbox An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday June 28, 2015 shortly after liftoff. (Published Sunday, June 28, 2015) The breakup of an unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station Sunday morning was a reminder that such missions present incredible…

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Flight UpdateOctober 14, 2017 – 08:01 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Flight Update

SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk has updated the status of the investigation into the failure of the Falcon 9 rocket during its ill-fated CRS-7 Dragon mission. The preliminary findings point to a support strut in the Second Stage LOX tank breaking, releasing a helium pressurization bottle (Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel) that began the series of events that resulted in the loss of the vehicle. CRS-7 Failure Latest: SpaceX had enjoyed…