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…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch June 28June 5, 2017 – 07:05 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch June 28

From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FLORIDA – SpaceX’s International Space Station next resupply mission is scheduled for liftoff at 10:21 a.m. on Sunday, June 28 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Falcon 9 is SpaceX’s two-stage rocket manufactured to successfully transport satellites and their Dragon spacecraft into orbit. Currently the only rocket fully designed and developed in the 21st…

SpaceX Launch SuccessJune 2, 2017 – 07:05 am

SpaceX Launch Success

At 9 a.m. ET, SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon 2 — or Crew Dragon — spacecraft out of Cape Canaveral in Florida. Check out a video of the entire event at the end of this post. The test lasted about 90 seconds. The capsule fired its eight engines for about six seconds, boosting the spacecraft about a mile above the surface before it fell back to earth on a set of three large parachutes. SpaceXSpaceX s Dragon 2 vehicle is designed to ferry astronauts…

SpaceX Rocket Lands itselfJune 1, 2017 – 07:03 am

SpaceX Rocket Lands itself

SpaceX has pushed its new reusable rocket prototype to record heights, just a few short weeks after the vehicle s maiden flight. A spectacular new SpaceX video shows the company s Falcon 9 Reusable rocket (Falcon 9R for short) soaring to 3, 300 feet (1, meters), about four times as high as the rocket went during its first flight test last month. The stunning footage, which was released on Friday (May 2), was captured by a flying drone, providing…

SpaceX Falcon 9 CauseMay 26, 2017 – 06:41 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Cause

By Ken Kremer The in-flight failure of a critical support strut inside the second stage liquid oxygen tank holding a high pressure helium tank in the Falcon 9 rocket, is the likely cause of the failed SpaceX launch three weeks ago on June 28, revealed SpaceX CEO and chief designer Elon Musk during a briefing for reporters held today, July 20, to explain why the critical cargo delivery run for NASA to the space station suddenly turned into a total…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Live FeedMay 23, 2017 – 06:38 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Live Feed

Satellites deployed 30 minutes after liftoff ABOVE LIVESTREAM: Watch the replay on SpaceCoastDaily.com as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will blast off Sunday at 10:49 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40 at 10:50 p.m. on Sunday night. The payload is Boeing’s Eutelsat 115 West B and ABS 3A communications satellites, which will provide the Americas…