SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch April 2014July 6, 2017 – 08:43 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch April 2014

SpaceX says it made two key strides toward the eventual reusability of the Falcon 9 rocket this week with the controlled splashdown of the rocket s first stage in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday and the successful first flight of a booster prototype from the company s Central Texas test facility. Artist s concept of a Falcon 9 first stage descending to a landing. Photo credit: SpaceX The California-based space transportation company, founded in 2002… julia milin

SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing TestJuly 5, 2017 – 08:43 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing Test

Falcon 9 and Dragon undergoing prep in Florida in advance of 4/13 launch to the International Space Station.Get ready for another historic SpaceX rocket landing attempt scheduled for Monday, April 13. This will be the second time that SpaceX will try to land a massive, 140-foot-tall first stage Falcon 9 rocket onto a platform that s floating offshore in the Atlantic ocean. (The first landing attempt took place last January and ended with a fiery explosion.)…

SpaceX Launch explosion YouTubeJuly 3, 2017 – 08:37 am

SpaceX Launch explosion YouTube

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following Friday’s explosion of a related prototype vehicle during a flight test, officials said on Tuesday. The privately owned company, also known as SpaceX, had planned to launch a communications satellite owned by Hong Kong-based Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Ltd early Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force…

SpaceX Falcon 9 ReturnJune 27, 2017 – 08:18 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Return

See those black fins moving on the surface of this Falcon 9R rocket? That s SpaceX s magic sauce. These steerable surfaces will allow used rocket stages to safely land back on Earth, ready to be refilled and launched again. This on-board video of their new 1-kilometer-high test show how they work. According to SpaceX, this flight was their first test of a set of steerable fins that provide control of the rocket during the fly back portion of return…

TV SpaceXJune 19, 2017 – 07:58 am

TV SpaceX

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — The sixth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch on Monday, April 13, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 3:30 p.m. EDT. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket will lift off at 4:33 p.m., carrying its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the station. Dragon is filled…

SpaceX Falcon 9 explodesJune 15, 2017 – 07:45 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after takeoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday. While the Dragon spacecraft that was attached to Falcon 9 was only carrying cargo for delivery to the International Space Station, there is a Crew Dragon designed to bring astronauts into space. SpaceX is planning its first manned mission in 2017. The Falcon 9 is powered through a two-stage process. SpaceX is investigating the…

Is SpaceX Moving to TexasJune 14, 2017 – 07:44 am

Is SpaceX Moving to Texas

Last summer there was a flurry of speculation about an unnamed company interested in a spaceport in south Texas, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. That speculation later focused on SpaceX, which hinted it was looking at alternatives to Florida for commercial launches, but offered few additional details. On Monday a notice issued by the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation and published in the Federal Register gave new life to that Texas…

SpaceX Falcon 9 FuelJune 12, 2017 – 07:37 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Fuel

Share This article Private space firm SpaceX was planning to make a third attempt at landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket following a launch on Sunday, but that didn’t happen. The rocket was lost about two minutes after takeoff, and with it over 4 pounds of supplies and equipment intended for the International Space Station. This is the second launch failure in a row for the ISS resupply project and the third in the last year. This is sure…

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9 Launch NewsJune 10, 2017 – 07:22 am

SpaceX Launch Falcon 9 Launch News

SpaceX founder and chief designer Elon Musk said Tuesday the June 28 failure of a Falcon 9 rocket that destroyed a space station-bound Dragon cargo capsule was a huge blow to the company and that conflicting data has made it difficult to determine the root cause of the mishap. Speaking at the annual International Space Station R&D Conference in Boston, Musk said he hopes to be able to say something more definitive toward the end of the…

SpaceX drone VideoJune 9, 2017 – 07:19 am

SpaceX drone Video

“Huge strides towards [rocket] reusability” were achieved, says SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, following Saturday morning’s (Jan. 10) flawless launch of his firm’s Falcon 9 rocket on a critical resupply mission to the space station for NASA, which also had a secondary objective of recovering the booster’s first stage via an unprecedented precision-guided landing on an ocean-going “drone.” Despite making a “hard landing” on the vessel dubbed the “autonomous…