SpaceX has reached the point of mission multi-tasking. Its Dragon spacecraft is currently orbiting the earth attached to the International Space Station after a suspenseful post-launch fix cleared a problem preventing onboard thrusters from working properly. With Dragon in orbit,...
SpaceX will miss its planned rendezvous with the International Space Station tomorrow. An anomaly with the thrusters on the Dragon spacecraft caused the vehicle to miss a scheduled burn this afternoon to adjust its orbit, forcing at least a...
SpaceX successfully launched its third flight to the International Space Station this morning carrying more than 1,200 pounds of cargo as part of the company’s ongoing orbital trucking contract with NASA. This morning’s launch was the first daytime launch of...
Space X is making final preparations for its second cargo flight to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for the end of next week, while Orbital Sciences, the other company with a commercial cargo resupply contract with NASA is scheduled...
Last week was the 109th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight, and SpaceX celebrated in style with the highest flight of its Grasshopper test rocket to date.
It's been a busy week at SpaceX, with the company passing milestones for its manned space program, completing a test flight of its precision landing system and welcoming its latest Dragon back home from orbit.
SpaceX successfully completed its second mission to the International Space Station on Sunday when the Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific with more than 1,600 pounds of cargo.
SpaceX and NASA are forming a board to jointly investigate the problem that led to last week's engine failure during the Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit Sunday night despite losing an engine less shortly after lift off.
The first launch of a new space era is scheduled to take place on Sunday night as SpaceX prepares to deliver its first cargo load to the International Space Station.
Both of NASA's commercial space resupply companies are gearing up for launches this week. SpaceX and Orbital Sciences have contracts with NASA to deliver cargo to the International Space Station over the coming years, though each are at different stages...
NASA and SpaceX have announced that Elon Musk’s company is scheduled to fly its first commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station on October 7. SpaceX successfully completed the demonstration flight NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation System back in May, which did include delivering some non-essential cargo. Elon Musk also sent out a video over the [...]
It’s been almost two months since SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft completed its historic flight to the International Space Station. Like any successful team after a victory, the company has released a highlight video for fans and supporters. In addition to plenty of cheering, there’s some previously unseen footage from pre-launch to splashdown, including a glowing orange [...]
SpaceX is upgrading its engines. A month after the company's historic trip to the International Space Station, SpaceX says a new and improved version of its Merlin rocket engine has passed initial testing at its development facility in McGregor, Texas.
The first private space flight to the International Space Station has ended with a successful splash down in the Pacific Ocean. “Welcome home baby,” SpaceX founder and chief designer Elon Musk said in a post flight briefing, “it’s like seeing your kid come home.” Musk was clearly elated by the successful reentry and splash down, [...]
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft successfully berthed with the International Space Station this morning after a long overnight approach including several unplanned maneuvers. The crew at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California concluded...Show More Summary
The SpaceX mission to berth with the International Space Station has successfully passed the first set of demonstrations with NASA. Dragon completed a series of maneuvers early this morning to adjust its orbit as it prepared for the first flyby of the ISS, passing just 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) beneath the station. Show More Summary
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The second time’s the charm for SpaceX. This morning at 3:44 a.m. EDT the company’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off of Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral. After a faulty valve caused an aborted liftoff Saturday, today’s successful launch marks the third flight of the Falcon 9 rocket, the second flight [...]
SpaceX engineers were able to trace the high pressure problem that caused Saturday's launch to be aborted to a valve that controls the flow of nitrogen used to purge the engine before ignition. Wired aerospace reporter explains exactly what went wrong.