National Security After the SpaceX Explosion

Congress’s demand to cease using Russian engines may leave the military dependent on unproven rockets.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket breaks apart after launch from Cape Canaveral, June 28. PHOTO: RED HUBER/ZUMA PRESS

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The explosion of an unmanned SpaceX rocket after […]

Why Elon Musk’s space rockets are so much more promising than Jeff Bezos’ right now

This year is shaping up to be an extremely exciting time for the future of commercial spaceflight, which will be built upon the backbone of revolutionary 21st-century rockets. The private American space companies Blue Origin and SpaceX are paving the way.

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SpaceX-United Launch Alliance push for re-use in rockets is part of larger space trend – Denver Business Journal

Colorado Springs — The images of a SpaceX rocket booster toppling over and exploding after nearly landing on an ocean barge isn’t just a spectacle. It’s also the highest-profile example of a trend reshaping aerospace.

Pushed by tight budgets and growing concern about orbits increasingly littered with debris from […]

Dealing a blow to the Space Coast, SpaceX teams up with Texas for launch complex.

It’s official: SpaceX and Texas on Monday confirmed plans for the company to build a privately operated launch complex on the state’s Gulf Coast for commercial missions, dealing a painful but not unexpected blow to Florida’s Space Coast.

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NASA Selects Launch Services Contract For Jason-3 Mission

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lift off from Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Credit: NASA/Tony Gray and Kevin O’Connell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to launch the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Jason-3 spacecraft […]

SpaceX Dragon capsule makes historic space station arrival

The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is in free drift above the International Space Station as the Canadarm 2 robotic arm reaches out in preparation to grab it.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) – The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule made a historic arrival at the International Space Station on Friday, triumphantly captured by astronauts wielding […]

Astronaut Gordon Cooper’s remains makes trip to final frontier aboard SpaceX Rocket

Gordon Cooper, who rocketed into space in his Faith 7 capsule on May 15, 1963 (above, right). Cooper, the youngest of the Original Seven Mercury astronauts, died at his California home October 4, 2004 at the age of 77. Cooper's Mercury flight set a U.S. endurance record at the time, and he became the […]

The Secret Celebrities Launched on SpaceX Falcon Rocket

CBS via Getty Images James Doohan, right, played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on "Star Trek." William Shatner was Capt. Kirk.


JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston, May 18, 2012

When SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket it will secretly be carrying celebrities. Actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original “Star Trek” series, died in 2005. […]

SpaceX cargo ship takes off on commercial flight to station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket climbs toward space to kick off the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA TV)

Three days after a last-second launch abort, a commercially developed rocket and cargo ship blasted off on NASA’s first commercial flight to the International Space Station.

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Commercial US spacecraft heads to space station


A new era of private companies ferrying supplies to the International Space Station is set to begin with the launch of Dragon capsule. It’s not run by NASA, but by private enterprise SpaceX.

The US space agency NASA has had one big problem to deal with since it stopped its shuttle flights in […]