SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he's incredibly proud after SpaceX's big new rocket carried a red electric sports car into orbit on Tuesday. Two booster rockets landed together. The rocket's center core slammed into the Atlantic at 300 mph. (Feb. 7)
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is orbiting the earth, with a mannequin named "Starman" in the driver's seat. The Falcon Heavy rocket, powered by 27 engines and three boosters, lifted Musk's Tesla Roadster into orbit on Tuesday. (Feb. 7)
By this point, rocket launches to send a satellite into orbit are absolutely nothing special. But it's easy to forget that several times a month, SpaceX is sending reused rockets into space and then landing the boosters so they can be used again and again. This afternoon, SpaceX is going for its second launch of 2018. Show More Summary
New Zealand officially joins the rank of spacefaring nations as Rocket Lab's Electron booster reached orbit in the first successful commercial space launch in the southern hemisphere. On January 21 at 1:43 GMT, the composite-bodied,Show More Summary
Orbital debris (aka. space junk) is one of the greatest problems facing space agencies today. After 60 years of sending rockets, boosters and satellites into space, the situation in the low Earth orbit (LEO) has become rather crowded. Show More Summary
SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is about to debut what is currently the world's most powerful rocket. Called Falcon Heavy, the system has three reusable boosters that can push 70 tons of payload into orbit around Earth or nearly 5 tons to Mars. Show More Summary
A reused SpaceX rocket has carried 10 satellites into space from California, leaving behind it a trail of mystery and wonder. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg … Click to Continue »
Since the 1960s, NASA and other space agencies have been sending more and more stuff into orbit. Between the spent stages of rockets, spent boosters, and satellites that have since become inactive, there's been no shortage of artificial objects floating up there. Show More Summary
Since it fired a refurbished Falcon 9 booster into orbit for the first time back in March, SpaceX has slowly been proving its ability to safely fly its retrieved rockets. Now it appears NASA is finally convinced, with the space agency...Show More Summary
Orbital ATK launched a civilian cargo capsule into orbit Sunday, marking the second successful flight of the redesigned Antares rocket and raising the company’s hopes of developing a more powerful booster for military missions in the next decade.
This video from SpaceX shows a Falcon 9 rocket blasting off from California carrying 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites into orbit, followed by a successful rocket booster landing.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. have been carried into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from California. The booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base before dawn Monday. Show More Summary
Orbital ATK launches Antares, Minotaur and Pegasus rockets and will provide the solid rocket boosters for NASA's Space Launch System rocket.
How not to land an orbital rocket booster brought to us by, SpaceX.
SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster," the AP reports. Set to John Philip Sousa's rousing march The Liberty Bell, the two-minute video posted Thursday shows rockets exploding at sea and over land. The opening blast, from 2013, is even synchronized...
We know that technological breakthroughs only come after a series of failures. The main thing is that you learn from your failures and move on. Elon Musk's company SpaceX has had its share of spectacular failures, every one of which was highly publicized and enshrined on YouTube. Show More Summary
SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster."
Now that SpaceX has successfully landed their reusable orbital rocket booster a number of times, they can look back with humor in this blooper reel of their somewhat less successful early efforts. New technology always requires trial...Show More Summary
This is 'How Not To Land An Orbital Rocket Booster', a supercut of SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster rocket crashes posted by Elon Musk (followed at the very end by the first successful ground and sea landings). You know, it's refreshing to see somebody who isn't afraid to admit their failures, and learn from them. Show More Summary
SpaceX has released a great blooper reel that features a collection of missteps that they had while launching and landing their Falcon 9, the first fully reusable orbital rocket booster. CEO Elon Musk, who once said that “failure is an option here,” proved his point and shared it with all of us to enjoy. The...