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NASA's massive Space Launch System rocket is slated for a 2018 launch

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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 Delays Commercial Satellite Launch Over Reusable Rocket Mishap

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

SpaceX Delays Launch Days After Test Mishap

The company says it will review flight record details before the next test flight

SpaceX Fail? Great!

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

SpaceX, Pentagon Tests Fail Right After Launch

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 […]

SpaceX rocket self-destructs after detecting an ‘anomaly’ – reusable space launchers are tricky business

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

SpaceX and ESA Suffer Launch Problems

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

SpaceX Has Great News for Texas -- But for Boeing and Lockheed Martin, Not So Much

A new SpaceX spaceport could revive the economy of one Texas town. But can investors make any money off of SpaceX?

SpaceX Rocket Explodes in Central Texas

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 booster explodes in test flight

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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….

YA GOTTA BLOW A FEW UP TO GET ANYWHERE: SpaceX Reusable Rocket Prototype Explodes Over Texas.

Watch: SpaceX Rocket Detonated Mid-Flight During Test

A SpaceX rocket detonated automatically when a problem was detected during a test flight

Experimental SpaceX Test Flight Ends Plus One Explosion, Minus One Rocket - Actual rocket science.

4 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

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

Watch As a SpaceX Test Rocket Explodes Mid-Flight

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...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

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...

SpaceX Reusable Rocket Prototype Explodes Over Texas

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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

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