SpaceX successfully completes Falcon 9 launch, booster landing
SpaceX successfully completes Falcon 9 launch, booster landing
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 16, 2017
Second launch in two days sends communication satellite into orbit.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 06, 2017
Rescheduling could mean two back-to-back launches for the company.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2017
Project is part of broader vision to transform China into a leader in space exploration.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 14, 2017
ISS astronauts will continue to use the bulkier suits specifically designed for spacewalks, known as "extravehicular mobility units."
Robert Balkovich - Aug 19, 2017
Some proteins crystallize better in microgravity, where they grow larger and have fewer imperfections. Crystals grown on the space station benefits medical research into radiation damage, bone loss, and muscle atrophy.
David Sims - Jun 29, 2015
It has been reported the SpaceX Falcon 9 catastrophically exploded shortly after launch, yesterday June 28th, over Cape Canaveral Florida, as Elon Musk and NASA scientists attempt to understand what went wrong.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 07, 2015
Entire event took less than two minutes
Kathy Fey - May 05, 2015
A simulated launch pad abort scenario will reveal the efficacy of a new rocket-powered emergency escape system.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 27, 2015
This time, no attempt to land rocket at sea.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 02, 2015
Partnership with other commercial spaceflight companies could end reliance on Russian engines.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 12, 2015
Elon Musk's satellite, which was originally dreamed up by Al Gore in 1998, will collect data from solar storms and pattern changes on Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 28, 2015
SpaceX will make another attempt at landing a first-stage rocket booster on an ocean platform in early February.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 21, 2015
Google wants to launch its own satellites to bring Internet connectivity to remote areas of the world as well as do other jobs, such as create better images of Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 06, 2015
Company also working on spacesuit design for Mars astronauts.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 06, 2015
Elon Musk's SpaceX will attempt the first soft landing of a rocket on their specially designed landing platform Tuesday.
Andrew McDonald - Dec 11, 2014
The company will try to land the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket on the floating platform following a launch on December 16.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 31, 2014
NASA wants vehicles to be 1,000 times safer than the space shuttles.
Andrew McDonald - Sep 23, 2014
The facility could be operating as early as 2016.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 22, 2014
Company is testing additional 3D-printed parts for crew capsule.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 18, 2014
Video highlights capability of groundbreaking rocket technology.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 21, 2014
US Air Force sends Congress a letter listing the company's flight complications.
Andrew McDonald - Jul 15, 2014
The FAA has approved SpaceX's plan to build a private launch facility in Texas, while the Air Force has certified three successful flights for the company's Falcon 9 rocket.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 14, 2014
Carrying six communications satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket achieved liftoff on Monday at 11:15 a.m.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 21, 2014
Elon Musk's space transportation company, SpaceX, has postponed the launch of their newest version of the Falcon 9 rocket after engineers detected a problem with its upper-stage engine.
Andrew McDonald - Jun 18, 2014
SpaceX is vying for a NASA contract to carry astronauts to the ISS.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 02, 2014
SpaceX will unveil the manned Dragon V2 spaceship tonight, May 29.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 31, 2014
The Dragon V2 is aimed at replacing the Russian Soyuz module for transporting astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 30, 2014
If the spaceport is constructed, SpaceX would conduct as many as 12 launches per year from the location, with the first missions taking place in 2015.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
Since 2010, the X-37Bs have completed a total of four space missions and have spent increasingly lengthening durations in space.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2017
Company releases video depicting successful launch and booster recovery.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2017
Company releases video depicting successful launch and booster recovery.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 11, 2017
Sun-like stars seen as best hopes for harboring Earth-like worlds.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 02, 2015
The event marks Falcon 9's first dual launch.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 23, 2015
New legislation looks to sell the struggling New Mexico facility.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 23, 2015
Both will benefit from featuring new technology to land and rove on the Moon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 14, 2015
The DSCOVR satellite was inspired by former Vice President Al Gore, and it will embark on a four-month journey to the Lagrange Point to watch for incoming solar storms.
Andrew McDonald - Feb 12, 2015
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket safely delivered a new climate satellite into orbit, but the first stage failed to land on an ocean platform.
Andrew McDonald - Feb 09, 2015
SpaceX will then attempt to land the rocket's first stage on an ocean platform.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 08, 2015
The first attempt to land the rocket on Jan. 10 resulted in a hard landing and an explosion; SpaceX officials hope it will go better this time around.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 28, 2015
New animation shows SpaceX's plans for powerful Falcon Heavy rocket
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 28, 2015
Ambitious plans viewed as first steps towards sending humans to Mars.
Andrew McDonald - Jan 14, 2015
Company is pursuing plans to continue working with NASA and begin working on satellites with the Pentagon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 09, 2015
Saturday's launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and the subsequent attempted landing of its first-stage rocket is just one of many ambitious goals for the company this year.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 09, 2015
No reason was given for the delay, which will force SpaceX officials to wait yet again for a historic flight that could result in the landing of a rocket on an ocean platform.
Andrew McDonald - Jan 07, 2015
A problem with a thrust vector actuator led to the January 6 launch being cancelled with less than two minutes to go in the countdown.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 06, 2015
The scuttled launch comes just days before the daring attempt by SpaceX to launch and land the first stage of a rocket on a platform in the Atlantic.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 05, 2015
There is a 60 percent chance of good weather for the launch, according to NASA, and viewers will be able to watch the launch live at 6:20 a.m. tomorrow.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 02, 2015
Daring mission inaugurates big year for the commercial spaceflight company.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 30, 2014
Are the efforts of Richard Branson and Elon Musk as philanthropic as they seem?
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 29, 2014
Aerospace industry believes knowledge, redundant safety systems, will minimize future tragedies.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 24, 2014
As development continues, the needed cost for getting SpaceX's vehicles into orbit will continue to decrease.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 27, 2014
This marks the end of the fourth resupply mission to the ISS by a Dragon spacecraft.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 21, 2014
New Dragon 2 vehicle scheduled to transport humans to space in three years.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 08, 2014
Additional testing and development likely to take longer than companies expect.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2014
Spaceflight competition aims to end dependence on Russia by 2017.
Andrew McDonald - Sep 15, 2014
SpaceX CEO sees a self-sustaining Martian colony as crucial to humanity's ultimate survival.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014
Affect of SpaceX rocket explosion on award process still unclear.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 07, 2014
Tests in November and January will combine the capsule with a mockup of a Falcon 9 rocket.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 05, 2014
AsiaSat 8 to become the fifth member of an orbital network of spacecraft providing telecommunications services across the Asia-Pacific region.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 04, 2014
Project continues Texas tradition of supporting space exploration.
Andrew McDonald - Jul 23, 2014
Reusable rocket landed in Atlantic Ocean as planned.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 15, 2014
Mission is first test of reusable rockets.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 13, 2014
Retired Navy Capt. Michael Lopez-Alegria predicted that SpaceX's proposal to develop the world's first private and commercial spaceport in South Texas would become a reality.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 24, 2014
Falcon 9 rocket to carry six of 17 state-of-the-art satellites.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 17, 2014
U.S. Senate provision would demand companies, such as SpaceX, to file lengthy financial reports before travelling to the International Space Station.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 07, 2014
Who will NASA choose: SpaceX, the Boeing Co., and Sierra Nevada have all ramped up their space taxi operations with plans to be ready to orbit by 2017.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 27, 2014
Elon Musk condemns ULA for hiring Air Force official, calls attention to the foundation of fair competition.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 23, 2014
Secret spy satellite was first to use Russian-made rocket engines since SpaceX sued the U.S. government.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 13, 2014
In response to the economic sanctions by the US and the European Union, along with the threat of further sanctions to come, Russia has banned the export of RD-180 engines to the U.S.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 13, 2014
Judge Susan Braden lifted the injunction barring United Launch Alliance from dealing with a Russian rocket developer on Thursday.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 07, 2014
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, announced Friday that the manned version of SpaceX's Dragon capsule will be revealed on May 29.