The launches will be a test for an industry trying to demonstrate it can safely take cargo--and people--to space.
When we last left off with the two companies hired to fly cargo to the International Space Station their unmanned rockets had exploded, incinerating thousands of pounds of cargo and leaving the astronauts on the orbiting lab in a bit of a lurch. Suddenly, the so-called golden age of commercial space flight was more molten orange […]
Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are chasing the dream of low-cost, recycled rockets.
Two days after California's elected tax board gave SpaceX exemptions worth millions of dollars last year, the Hawthorne rocket company donated $7,500, at the request of board President Jerome Horton, to a nonprofit group founded by his wife. SpaceX made the donation as a sponsor of a public conference...
In two years, SpaceX will begin ferrying astronauts into orbit. But before it can do so, the commercial spaceflight company must prove to NASA that the ride will be safe. A big part of that guarantee comes from the fire-breathing propulsion system pictured above. Read more...
A large piece of the remains of a Falcon-9 SpaceX rocket was found floating off the Isles of Scilly, a remote British island located thousands of miles away from where it exploded after takeoff. Researchers are somewhat baffled because they are still trying to figure out how it ended up in England after exploding over... Show More Summary
It’s not easy to land a rocket vertically on Earth. Just ask SpaceX, the company co-founded by Tesla and Paypal zillionaire Elon Musk, that has tried twice to stick a vertical landing on a floating barge without success. But this week,...Show More Summary
A large chunk of a U.S. space rocket has been found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly, England. Officials believe it is from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 which exploded after takeoff in June 4,100 miles away off the coast of Florida. Show More Summary
While some of us were busy munching on turkey this Thanksgiving, a crew of men off the Isles of Scilly coast were busy retrieving a piece of SpaceX history. Shown here is a member of the Lyonesse Lady freight boat hoisting the object...Show More Summary
SpaceX's Falcon 9 exploded over Cape Canaveral, Florida shortly after a launch in June, and some boatmen may have found its debris 4,000 miles away off the coast of the UK. Produced by Emmanuel Ocbazghi Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
The rocket's interstage is discovered off the Cornwall coast in the Atlantic Ocean.
The interstage section of SpaceX’s September 2014 resupply mission has shown up off the coast of Cornwall.
The piece of rocket, most likely from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up after takeoff in June, was covered in barnacles and originally mistaken for a dead whale.
The barnacled-covered part was found floating near the Scilly Isles
Back in June, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded catastrophically shortly after liftoff. Now, some of the debris appears to have washed up on the UK coast—over 4,000 miles from where the accident happened. Read more...
You’ve probably seen Neil deGrasse Tyson on various TV shows to talk about what he knows best: Space. Therefore, it’s not surprising to hear Tyson give his two cents on the most recent developments in space travel. In case you somehow...Show More Summary
SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the Atlantis was in 2011. So it’s been a while! Read more...
Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origins is hitting back at Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX. Before we get to what Blue Origin is saying about SpaceX, a quick recap. On Tuesday morning, Blue Origin hit an important milestone for it flew...Show More Summary