Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX, already in the history books for becoming the first private company to fly to the International Space Station, took another giant leap on Tuesday in its quest to upend the space launch industry. Continue reading →
On Monday, an upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was tasked with its first communications satellite launch -- but the landmark day has been postponed after a technical hitch.
Space Exploration Technologies’ prototype reusable rocket, Grasshopper, reached its highest altitude yet, soaring a half-mile into the sky before landing itself back on the ground. Continue reading →
SpaceX founder Elon Musk had much to cheer about after the debut flight of the firm’s upgraded Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, but it was the booster’s fall back to Earth that got him most excited.
SpaceX's next-generation Falcon 9 rocket, which is being prepared for a debut test flight from the company’s new launch pad in California, is not quite ready for liftoff. Continue reading →
SpaceX's Grasshopper's last liftoff apparently caught some onlookers by surprise. Continue reading →
A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, wrapping up a second supply run to the International Space Station for NASA. ->
An experimental reusable rocket built by SpaceX soared to a record 263 feet before landing itself on its launch pad, company founder and chief executive Elon Musk said at the SXSW conference in Austin. ->
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