Upstarts like SpaceX might get most of the attention, but let's not forget that NASA -- you know, the folks who actually put 12 guys on the moon -- isn't done pushing to explore the heavens just yet. Case in point: the agency is working on a whopper...
SpaceX called off the planned early-morning liftoff of a commercial telecommunications satellite Wednesday (Aug. 27) to perform a thorough check of its launch systems in the wake of a test-flight mishap last week involving a prototype rocket. Show More Summary
The company says it will review flight record details before the next test flight
Congratulations are due to Elon Musk and his Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) for generating an amazingly cool explosion over Central Texas Saturday morning when an experimental Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) self-destructed after a launch anomaly. Show More Summary
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The Pentagon aborted the test flight of a hypersonic weapon shortly after launch early this morning. Washington Free Beacon. A SpaceX rocket exploded during a test flight on Friday. Video. In each case nobody was hurt. Test failures happen. US Navy and Friends 2 Chinese flankers conducted a reckless intercept of a US P-8 patrol […]
At its test site in Texas, a new SpaceX rocket has exploded in mid-air. As far as we're aware, this marks the first major failure for SpaceX's commercial space launch program. In a statement, SpaceX says the rocket detected an anomaly and automatically initiated its self-destruct sequence. Show More Summary
It hasn’t been the best week for uncrewed space launches. On Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, SpaceX was testing a new configuration of their F9R vertical launch and landing rocket — essentially a Falcon 9 first stage booster adapted to land on its tail after launching a payload into space — when something went wrong. Show More Summary
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HOUSTON, Texas -- A SpaceX rocket exploded over Texas on Friday when its self-destruct system was triggered for unknown reasons. The incident occurred just after takeoff at the company's development facility located in McGregor. SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9 rocket was involved in the failed test launch, according to the New York Daily News. Show More Summary
SpaceX gave a dramatic demonstration on Friday of why spacecraft undergo such thorough testing. At its testing ground at McGregor, Texas, a SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable Development Vehicle 1 (F9R Dev 1) exploded in midair during a test flight. Show More Summary
YA GOTTA BLOW A FEW UP TO GET ANYWHERE: SpaceX Reusable Rocket Prototype Explodes Over Texas.
A SpaceX rocket detonated automatically when a problem was detected during a test flight
Oh dear. Yesterday, a SpaceX rocket prototype exploded during a test flight, after an as-of-yet unexplained anomaly caused the vehicle to self destruct. Thankfully, the incident occurred over a SpaceX testing area in Texas, so there were no injuries, nor was anyone in danger. Show More Summary
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A SpaceX test rocket that launched over the desert in McGregor, Texas experienced an "anomaly" while propelling into the atmosphere, causing an explosion mid-flight on Friday afternoon. Read more...
Private spaceflight company SpaceX lost a rocket in Texas yesterday when an unmanned Falcon 9 exploded shortly after liftoff. The company says the flight self-destructed after an anomaly of some sort was detected soon into the flight. No injuries were reported. The abortive test does appear to be the exception...
A reusable rocket prototype built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX exploded over the firm's Texas proving grounds Friday (Aug. 22) after an anomaly forced the destruction of the craft. The SpaceX rocket detonation occurred over...Show More Summary