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New NASA Research, Hardware Heading to Space Station on 15th SpaceX Resupply Mission

New NASA Research, Hardware Heading to Space Station on 15th SpaceX Resupply Mission

Experiments investigating cellular biology, Earth science and artificial intelligence are among the research heading to the International Space Station following Friday’s launch of a NASA-contracted SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 5:42 a.m. EDT. Dragon lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with more than 5,900 […]

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 5:42 a.m. EDT Friday, June 29, for the launch of its 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Thursday, June 28, with prelaunch events. Packed with more than 5,900 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, the […]

Last week in tech: A dummy went to space and we got some new emojis

Last week in tech: A dummy went to space and we got some new emojis

We’ll never get sick of looking at that view of earth from a Tesla in space. Between the SpaceX rocket launch and the start of the 2018 Olympics, it sure was easy to get inspired last week. But, while others launching rockets out of the earth’s atmosphere or performing super-human feats of athletic prowess, we […]

SpaceX completes critical test ahead of the first launch for world’s most powerful rocket

SpaceX completes critical test ahead of the first launch for world’s most powerful rocket

SpaceX, the most successful space company in the world, is just a few steps away from launching the most powerful rocket in the world, the impressive Falcon Heavy. After a successful stating test in May, SpaceX fired Falcon Heavy’s three first stage cores at the company’s facility in McGregor, Texas. The test in the wee […]

SpaceX has proven it can reuse its rockets—now what?

SpaceX has proven it can reuse its rockets—now what?

The long road to reusability SpaceX For the first time, a Falcon 9 booster has flown a second mission. For the first time, a used SpaceX rocket booster has flown again. On March 30, the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket sent its second payload into space, after having launched and landed in April […]

SpaceX returns stem cells from orbit

SpaceX returns stem cells from orbit

By James Poulos Amid ongoing controversy over the economic impact of California’s thick regulatory environment, its leading space pioneers continued to notch new successes, underscoring the potential value of orbital and interplanetary technology to more earthbound challenges and opportunities. Off the Pacific coast, a SpaceX capsule successfully returned to Elon Musk’s company cutting-edge research samples developed […]

SpaceX wants to send two rich people to the moon by 2018

SpaceX wants to send two rich people to the moon by 2018

Two private citizens have reportedly paid up for a lunar jaunt SpaceX The Falcon Heavy is expected to fly for the first time later in 2017, and could carry humans to the moon by the end of 2018, according to SpaceX. SpaceX is already on track to make history by becoming the first private company […]

SpaceX says failure of helium storage tank caused September rocket explosion

SpaceX says failure of helium storage tank caused September rocket explosion

Four months after a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on a Florida launch pad, SpaceX said Monday that the cause was a failed composite overwrapped pressure vessel used to store liquid helium. In the final update to its investigation, the space company said one of three such tanks in the rocket’s larger, second-stage liquid oxygen tank […]

Private firm SpaceX launches 11 satellites, makes vertical earth landing

Private firm SpaceX launches 11 satellites, makes vertical earth landing

California company SpaceX, after many successes -and some spectacular failures- hit a home run this week: Successful launch carrying 11 satellites Vertical landing of a returning spacecraft to earth (reusability) One of lowest cost missions ever   WATCH mission video: Employee reactions: http://www.spacex.com/falcon9 DECEMBER 21, 2015 BACKGROUND ON TONIGHT’S LAUNCH A lot about how things […]