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
SpaceX rocket will carry the mini farm to the International Space Station
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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’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 […]
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.
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
NASA and SpaceX are blasting a bunch of lettuce into orbit.
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'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.
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...
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 Falcon 9 will attempt a controlled descent, deploy legs.
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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