SpaceX fails again to nail rocket landing on ocean barge

Apr 15, 2015

SpaceX fails again to nail rocket landing on ocean barge

SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station on Tuesday, including the first espresso maker bound for orbit. But the company’s third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform failed. SpaceX chief Elon Musk wrote via Twitter that ...

Weather forecloses on SpaceX rocket launch, landing test

Apr 14, 2015

Weather forecloses on SpaceX rocket launch, landing test

The launch of an unmanned SpaceX rocket — and an innovative attempt to land it on an ocean barge — were postponed on Monday due to poor weather at the Florida launch site, officials said. The rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for ...

'ISSpresso' space station-bound to offer caffeine high

Apr 13, 2015

'ISSpresso' space station-bound to offer caffeine high

The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy. SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned rocket with the espresso maker — and 4,000 pounds (1,800 ...

Jan 27, 2015

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights ...

Jan 6, 2015

SpaceX shoots for launch to station, rocket landing on barge

SpaceX is making another supply run to the International Space Station for NASA. But it’s the rocket’s return — not its takeoff — that has space fans talking. Minutes after Tuesday morning’s planned launch from Cape Canaveral, the first stage of the unmanned Falcon ...

Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

Aug 19, 2014

Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

Spacewalking cosmonauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth. Russian Oleg Artemiev cast the 4-inch (10.1-cm) box off with his gloved right hand as the International Space Station sailed 260 miles (418 km) above the ...

SpaceX unveils private space taxi to the stars

Jun 7, 2014

SpaceX unveils private space taxi to the stars

A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will revolutionize access to space. The cone-headed craft dubbed Dragon V2 featured landing legs ...

SpaceX launches first satellite

Dec 14, 2013

SpaceX launches first satellite

The private U.S. company SpaceX said it successfully launched Dec. 3 its first commercial satellite, designed to provide telecommunications services to Asian countries. It said the launch came after two delays in recent days because of glitches with the company’s Falcon 9 rocket. On ...