Astronauts hoping to sip drinks in style may soon have an open-top cocktail glass to look forward to.
With technical issues resolved and clear skies, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida Wednesday to put a U.S. weather satellite into orbit to watch for potentially dangerous solar storms.
Breaking new ground is nothing new for SpaceX, but how about launch and landing operations on opposite sides of the country at the same time?
SpaceX on Tuesday released a new animated video clip of its Falcon Heavy rocket launching from Florida. 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.
The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences said on Wednesday (Nov. 5) that the investigation into the explosion of its Antares rocket last week is eyeing the booster's first-stage engines, which were originally built in the 1960s by the Soviet Union at the height of the space race.
A private rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has exploded seconds after launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
SpaceX will attempt to land its next Falcon 9 rocket on a platform in the ocean, a key step in the company’s quest to develop reusable boosters. Continue reading →
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