“The Merlin 1D successfully performed every test throughout this extremely rigorous qualification program,” said SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
While I've always believed our lack of warp drive technology is what's kept humanity from meeting the Vulcans, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said there's another, more practical roadblock: rockets, specifically the kind that you only get a single use out of.
SpaceX's plans to build a commercial space port in Texas are likely to move forward, according to founder and CEO Elon Musk who took stage at SXSW.
Chalk up another successful mission for the private space company SpaceX.
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft had a glitch this morning after taking off for the International Space Station, but all of the thruster pods are now back online.
That vision has produced events where Activision and the State Department, QuikSilver and the Gates Foundation rub shoulders with music industry giants. And where beauty and fashion -- Diane von Furstenberg -- meet brains and technology: Google Glass.
Tests, tests, and more tests -- and a couple launches gone wrong on purpose to show how the Dragon design will hold up when it's holding people.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial contracts -- and years of legislation -- are finally coming to fruition.
In 2012, NASA came back with a vengeance -- and a spate of fascinating new programs -- and we Earthlings fell in love with space exploration all over again.
It's one of the most expensive grocery deliveries in history, and the first-ever space mission by a private company to re-supply the International Space Station.
SpaceX’s second big launch successfully took flight Sunday, with Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station. But this flight was bumpier than last, with one of the engines failing mid-flight.
Tomorrow begins SpaceX's first functional flight to the station. Altogether, these 12 missions will bring more than 1,000 pounds of supplies to the ISS.
Guest Post The InSight mission is yet another feather in NASA’s cap, but in the future, NASA will be getting lots of help from entrepreneurs.
The United States is reunited with Mars again, and it feels so good. So good, in fact, everybody is chiming in on the landing, including President Barack Obama and a few tech heavyweights with an eye to the sky.
NASA is getting reading to award lucrative new contracts to both space cargo transport startup SpaceX and aerospace company Boeing, according to a report by NBC News.
The contract was for NASA’s commercial crew program, which involves building a new …
The final act of SpaceX’s first mission to the International Space Station, a groundbreaking accomplishment for private space travel, is set to occur this morning as the Dragon capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.
According to NASA’s schedule, the …
The closely watched SpaceX flight, the first private spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station, has been successfully captured by the robotic arm of the ISS.
The capture occurred at 9:56 a.m. ET Friday and was broadcast by NASA …
After a failed launch Saturday, SpaceX successfully launched a private unmanned spaceship early this morning on a mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX hopes replace now-retired American Space Shuttles with missions to space. Eventually the private company hopes to …
The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket came to an abrupt halt early Saturday. The rocket’s computer detected too-high levels of pressure in engine number five, causing the launch to stop a half-second before liftoff.
The Falcon 9 rocket …
Now that Planetary Resources has unveiled its plans to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new deposits of platinum and water, and to strip-mine them and shuttle them back to secure facilities back on our home planet, I think …