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The previous Progress launch in April failed and then a SpaceX attempt exploded
Recovering from an April failure, Russia launched a space station cargo ship Friday, five days after the loss of a SpaceX supply craft.
Despite the heavy losses suffered by the failed SpaceX cargo mission and the other two missions before it, Smarter Every Day points out that these failures yield priceless data, and that they couldn’t have happened at a better time.
Russian rocket launches don’t get nearly as much play as, say, a SpaceX launch. But in light of recent events, the Soyuz rocket blasting into orbit tonight, which will carry a spacecraft loaded with food and supplies to the International Space Station, is more important than usual. Read more...
Just before the predictable pyrotechnics of a July 4 weekend, something exploded, maybe or maybe not unpredictably. It was a rocket from SpaceX, the current version of a space-dream factory, meant to resupply the International Space Station. Show More Summary
Over the last few years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has helped launch the commercial space flight business. His company, Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, could boast of a string of successes ferrying cargo to the International Space Station and sending satellites...
The last two attempts to resupply the International Space Station in unmanned rockets have gone kablooey. First the Russian Progress 59 went spinning out of control in April after it hit orbit. Then SpaceX’s Falcon 9 did an imitation of a Fourth of July fireworks celebration on Sunday two minutes into flight. Those failures followed […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems have never been more quick in development - or more threatening, according to SpaceX founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk, who is sponsoring 37 multinational research projects to clear the way for people and AI to work - safely - side by side.
Second test of a Dragon capsule's launch abort system will lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket.
SpaceX can compete to launch a U.S. Global Positioning System satellite despite a Falcon 9 rocket accident this weekend, the Air Force said on Wednesday. “SpaceX remains certified and can compete for the upcoming GPS III launch service,” Lt. General Samuel Greaves, who heads the Air Force’s Space...
SPACE: SpaceX Rocket Explosion: Can The Commercial Space Industry Recover From The Falcon 9 Rocket Failure? Rockets, whether commercial or governmental, blow up sometimes, especially new rockets. That’s just part of the business.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, doesn’t trust artificial intelligence, which he once likened to “ summoning the demon.” In fact, Musk distrusts it so much that, in January, he donated $10 million to the Future of Life Institute (FLI)...Show More Summary
Everyone is looking for an explanation as to why SpaceX's rocket broke up in the atmosphere Sunday. Elon Musk and SpaceX say that there was an "overpressure event" in the liquid oxygen tank. The internet's conspiracy theorists, however,...Show More Summary
The race for Mars is well and truly on with space agencies of multiple countries working towards this goal, you’ve even got private companies like SpaceX in the United States that have this aim of reaching the Red Planet. NASA is inShow More Summary
Before its unmanned rocket disintegrated Sunday, SpaceX had become an industry rising star. The brainchild of billionaire Elon Musk was not just blasting spacecraft into orbit, but was making it look easy.
While the loss of yesterday's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket may cause major headaches for NASA, the Dragon also carried other payloads built by numerous high school and middle school students. Read more on MAKE The post Falcon 9 Failure Is Second Setback for Unlucky Student Space Scientists appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
The U.S. Coast Guard informs it is working with SpaceX and partner agencies to monitor the debris field of the exploded Falcon 9 rocket in the Atlantic Ocean more
After 18 straight successful launches, how did SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket break apart Sunday morning minutes after launch?