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US-Russia relations: Crimea stoush puts NASA in spotlight

A SpaceX Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station. Among the competing portfolios in America's vast government, NASA normally rests quietly as a low-tier agency. It lacks the huge budgets allocated to defence or welfare. Show More Summary

Astronauts to grow lettuce in space with NASA veggie farm

SpaceX rocket will carry the mini farm to the International Space Station

SpaceX signs agreement to operate NASA launch pad

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

SpaceX will operate and pay for Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Flight Center for the next 20 years. The pad was originally used for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

Dragon cargo craft launch scrubbed; Station crew preps for spacewalk

Monday's launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station's Expedition 39 crew, was scrubbed due to a helium leak on the Falcon 9 first stage. The next launch opportunity would be Friday, April 18 at 3:25 p.m. EDT if the issue can be resolved.

Helium Leak Delays SpaceX Rocket Launch

NASA hopes to finally launch the rocket on Friday afternoon, weather permitting, after Monday's supply mission that would have brought 5,000 pounds of food and other supplies to the six astronauts aboard the International Space Station was scrubbed

SpaceX Dragon CRS-3 launch scrubbed for third time

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Unfortunately, it wasn't third time's a charm for the SpaceX CRS-3 mission to send an unmanned Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). In a statement today, SpaceX announced that the Monday launch of the Falcon 9 rocket has been rescheduled until April 18 because of a helium leak in the first stage. Show More Summary

SpaceX scrubs launch to ISS due to helium leak; reschedules for Friday

Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX said its planned launch to the International Space Station has been delayed because of a helium leak on its Falcon 9 rocket.

How laser communication could boost research on the International Space Station and beyond

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The OPALS experiment began its journey to the ISS today on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. It will use laser communication to beam data to Earth potentially 10 to 100 times faster than is currently possible.

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 rocket launch again

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

SpaceX’s CRS-3 mission, which has already been delayed for months, was pushed back again today after the Falcon 9 rocket experienced a helium leak. SpaceX said it will fix the leak before the next launch opportunity Friday, though the weather is expected to be poor. The […]

Helium Leak Delays SpaceX Rocket Launch

The supply mission would have brought food and other supplies to the six astronauts aboard the International Space Station. It's now scheduled for Friday.

Helium leak delays SpaceX cargo run to ISS

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies canceled its planned cargo run to the International Space Station on Monday after a helium leak was found in its rocket's first stage, NASA said. Show More Summary

SpaceX Launch Canceled For Today

The launch of SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on Monday has been cancelled. NASA tweeted that the cancellation is due to a helium leak in the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage. The next launch opportunity is Friday at 3:35 p.m. Show More Summary

NASA Will Send Robonaut’s Doc Ock Legs to the ISS Today With SpaceX, and You Can Watch With Us

3 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

NASA's Robonaut 2 has been patiently awaiting the arrival of his robotic Doc Ock legs as he sits completely immobile on a support post. Today, his lower half is launching to the ISS aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 4:58PM ET, and then he'll be able to move freely about the space station and free up human astronauts for more complex tasks.

Watch SpaceX's ambitious launch of a reusable rocket

Haste makes waste, and you have to move awfully fast to break out of Earth's atmosphere. After today, however, space travel might be a tad more sustainable. SpaceX is testing a new, reusable version of its Falcon 9 rocket today. The test is tacked on...

Computer glitch won't stop SpaceX's launch to space station Monday

SpaceX, the upstart rocket manufacturer, plans on launching a cargo mission to the International Space Station despite a computer glitch that threatened to delay the mission.

The Newest SpaceX Rocket Will Launch Today. And Look at the Part that Makes it Different.

Here's the revolutionary reason why the newest Falcon rocket is so different! The post The Newest SpaceX Rocket Will Launch Today. And Look at the Part that Makes it Different. appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Space X Will Attempt To Bring Back Part Of Its Rocket Today In A Mission First

Mission managers will proceed with the Monday launch of SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship atop a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station despite an issue with a backup electronics box on the station. The third resupply mission from Space X, the California-based company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, will launch on Monday at 4:48 p.m. Show More Summary

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