SpaceX cleared for U.S. military launches

May 28, 2015

SpaceX cleared for U.S. military launches

Billionaire Elon Musk’s firm SpaceX has won long-waited approval from the U.S. Air Force to launch military satellites, opening the way to a lucrative market that has been a virtual monopoly for a Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture. With the certification, California-based SpaceX ...

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 ...