SpaceX makes first U.S. military launch, then lands rocket again

May 2, 2017

SpaceX makes first U.S. military launch, then lands rocket again

SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive U.S. government satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk. The payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for ...

/ Feb 7, 2017

SpaceX targets fastest launch pace with new site

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. better known as SpaceX, plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks, its fastest rate since starting launches in 2010, once a new launch pad is put into service in Florida next week, the company’s president ...

Elon Musk foresees cheap trips to Mars colony

Sep 28, 2016

Elon Musk foresees cheap trips to Mars colony

SpaceX chief Elon Musk on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to establish a Mars colony by sending 100 humans at a time on massive spacecraft, possibly costing as little as $100,000 per person. Taking the stage under a large globe of Mars at the International ...

SpaceX could be grounded for nine to 12 months

/ Sep 9, 2016

SpaceX could be grounded for nine to 12 months

Elon Musk’s SpaceX likely will be grounded for nine to 12 months while it investigates the cause of last week’s launch pad accident and makes repairs, the chief executive of SpaceX’s prime U.S. competitor said on Thursday. “It typically takes nine to 12 months ...