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 →
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday.
Supplies, including the first 3-D printer in space and a troop of 20 mice, are on their way to the Space Station.
If the launch occurs on time, Dragon is expected to reach the station at 7:30 a.m. EDT Monday. Continue reading →
With this week's announcement of multi-billion dollar contracts being awarded to two private spaceflight companies comes a renewed excitement for what this could mean for NASA's overarching plans for Mars. Continue reading →
NASA is hiring both SpaceX and Boeing to develop commercial space taxis that can fly astronauts -- and one day privately paying passengers -- to the space station and other planned outposts orbiting Earth. Continue reading →
After an 11th-hour stand-down to “triple check” technical data, a Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket is poised for a launch attempt early Sunday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Continue reading →
A three-way race to build a commercially operated spaceship to shuttle astronauts -- and other paying customers -- to and from low-Earth orbit is close the finish line, with NASA aiming to award development and flight service contracts as early as next week.
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