Like many rocket launch companies, SpaceX learned some its most valuable lessons from the school of hard knocks before nailing an impressive string of 18 successful Falcon 9 missions.
SpaceX has been testing a launch abort system that would save the lives of the crew on board a manned version of its Dragon capsule in the event of a launch failure.
While NASA waits to see if Russia will be able to salvage its troubled Progress cargo ship, astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space station have enough food to last four months.
The 20-year mission of a U.S. military weather satellite came to an abrupt end last month after a power system temperature spike and an apparent explosion.
An American astronaut found water inside his spacesuit helmet at the end of an otherwise flawless spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday.
The pilot who survived the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo remained strapped in his seat as the ship broke apart.Continue reading →
Based on the scattered, jagged remains of SpaceShipTwo and the pending funeral for one of its pilots, it would be easy to assume that a design flaw of some sort was responsible for the deadly crash -- but appearances can be deceiving.
It wasn’t SpaceShipTwo’s hybrid rocket motor -- which was flying on Friday with a new type of fuel -- that caused the fatal crash, the head of the accident investigation agency said late Sunday.
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