Falcon 9

  • SpaceX successfully landed another rocket on a drone ship

    SpaceX successfully landed another rocket on a drone ship

    SpaceX successfully launched the Japanese communications satellite, JCSAT-14 on their Falcon 9 rocket at 1:22am EST today from Cape Canaveral, Florida. After the launch, the company soft-landed the first stage of the rocket on their drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You” – the second time this has ever been done. Landing confirmed. Second stage continuing to carry JCSAT-14… Read More

  • SpaceX just landed a rocket on a drone ship for the first time

    SpaceX just landed a rocket on a drone ship for the first time

    At 4:43 pm EST, SpaceX successfully launched their next resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). In addition to a seamless launch, SpaceX landed the first stage of their Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous drone ship for the very first time. Landing from the chase plane pic.twitter.com/2Q5qCaPq9P — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 8, 2016 This was SpaceX’s fifth landing… Read More

  • SpaceX’s SES-9 Launch And Why They Land Rockets At Sea

    SpaceX’s SES-9 Launch And Why They Land Rockets At Sea

    This Wednesday at 6:46 pm EST, SpaceX is scheduled to launch the SES-9 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida with their Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The mission will mark the company’s second launch of the year. Wednesday’s mission will be coupled with a first stage landing attempt on SpaceX’s autonomous drone ship, “Of Course I Still Love You.”… Read More

  • SpaceX Tested Its Capsule That Will Send Humans To Space

    SpaceX Tested Its Capsule That Will Send Humans To Space

    Yesterday, SpaceX released a video showing a successful hover test of its human-rated spacecraft, Crew Dragon. If all goes according to plan, in 2017, Crew Dragon will be placed on top of a Falcon 9 and send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The test, which was completed in McGregor, Texas, back in November, analyzed the spacecraft’s ability to fire its… Read More

  • SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite, Unsuccessfully Lands Rocket

    SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite, Unsuccessfully Lands Rocket

    Today, SpaceX was hoping to achieve the first-ever rocket recovery on a drone ship in the ocean. While the company successfully completed its primary mission of bringing the Jason-3 satellite into orbit, it was unable to safely recover the first stage of the rocket. Read More

  • Try To Land The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Yourself

    Try To Land The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Yourself

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX is trying to launch a spacecraft and have the rockets return safely to Earth…specifically on a floating barge. As it turns out, it’s not that easy. And it costs a lot of money. There’s now a web game that lets you give it a try yourself. Read More

  • SpaceX Has Nearly A Full Uber Funding In Contracts

    SpaceX Has Nearly A Full Uber Funding In Contracts

    Sending things to space isn’t cheap, which is exactly why Elon Musk got into the business with SpaceX. In a press release today about some newly signed contracts for use of its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles, the company updated just how much money it has booked. Seven Billion Dollars under contract for the 60 missions on manifest. To put all of this into perspective, Uber… Read More

  • SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure, Loss Of Vehicle

    SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure, Loss Of Vehicle

    LATEST: Watch the NASA press conference above, which should begin no earlier than 12:30 PM ET, to learn more about what happened during today’s failed CRS-7 mission launch. Here’s a video of the explosion of the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule: UPDATE: The SpaceX rocket seems to have broken apart entirely in what looks like a major mission failure. During the feed… Read More

  • Greetings from SpaceX

    It’s a spaceship!
    So I’m about to fly up to San Jose on some super secret business, but before I do I wanted to send you all a little greeting from the Los Angeles hangar of the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation. We last covered SpaceX back in March when it launched the Falcon 1 from its launch facility in the Marshall Islands. Behind me is the latest rocket being developed… Read More