Private American rockets blast open 2014 and commercial space race with big bangs on Jan. 6 and 7
The status quo in space flight operations is no more. Private American rockets are leading the charge of overdue change into the innovative 'Commercial Space Race' by blasting 2014 open with a pair of 'Big ...
SpaceX working to fix Dragon capsule's thrusters (Update 2)
A commercial vessel carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into thruster trouble shortly after liftoff Friday, and flight controllers scrambled to fix the problem. ...
Straight up: SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket gains height and precision (w/ Video)
SpaceX Falcon 9 Set for Critical Engine Test Firing on Monday, April 30
On Monday, April 30, SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) is all set to conduct a critical static engine test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket at the firms launch pad on Cape Canaveral, Florida.
SpaceX encore: 2nd private space station shipment (Update)
A private company is headed back to the International Space Station.
Newcomers gain traction in race for NASA's new manned spacecraft deal
An established aerospace giant and two newcomers are in the final stretch of a competition to build the next "taxi service" to the International Space Station, and experts say the upstarts are gaining traction.
Third time a charm: SpaceX launches commercial satellite (Update 3)
The private US company SpaceX said it successfully launched on Tuesday its first commercial satellite, designed to provide telecommunications services to China and other Asian countries.
SpaceX says 'reusable rocket' could help colonize Mars
The US company SpaceX is working on the first-ever reusable rocket to launch to space and back, with the goal of one day helping humans colonize Mars, founder Elon Musk said Thursday.
Cracker-sized satellites launch into orbit
(Phys.org) —After years of planning and several last-minute delays, about 100 Cornell-developed mini satellites demonstrating space flight at its simplest have launched into orbit and are now circling Earth.
Just in from SpaceX: Dragon and Falcon 9 assembly now complete
SpaceX today released an image of the fully assembled Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket inside their facility at Cape Canaveral. This means the first test launch of a commercially built spacecraft to the ...
SpaceX's next-generation reusable rocket roars in tie-down test
As SpaceX pursues its quest of rocket reusability, it recently subjected the first stage of its next generation Falcon 9 rocket (called the Falcon 9-reusable or F9R) to a tie-down test ahead of some more ...
SpaceX Grasshopper takes a leap into a 'ring of fire'
Last week, SpaceX's Grasshopper took its highest leap ever, doubling its past flights. On March 7, 2013, the vertical and takeoff and landing (VTVL) vehicle, rose 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovered ...
SpaceX on verge of 3rd supply run to space station (Update)
The International Space Station is about to get another commercial shipment.
SpaceX completes important 'wet dress' rehearsal test for upcoming flight to space station
SpaceX successfully completed a key test of the Falcon 9 rocket that will fly the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. Called a wet dress rehearsal, SpaceX brought the Falcon ...