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XCOR Update on Lynx Rocket Plane

XCOR welder, machinist and fabricator Eber West performs a test weld for a fixture to mount the Lynx truss to a firewall test stand. Photo Credit: XCOR

For many weeks and months the XCOR Team has been hard at work on a journey like no other, building Lynx. We would like to share that [...]

First Space Hacker Workshop to Take Place in Silicon Valley

Image Credit: XCOR

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif (April 2, 2013) — Are you a hardware hacker? Do you have the right stuff to become a citizen scientist or citizen astronaut? Here’s your chance to find out.

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SpaceX, NASA to Host Social Marking Launch of Historic Mission

NASA is opening its doors to fans of social media to witness the historic launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

Fans of Social Media and NewSpace have a rare opportunity to tweet about their passion – and experience history. Their chance [...]

NASA To Hold “Tweet Chat” With C3PO Program Manager

Video courtesy of NASA

NASA will be hosting a “tweet chat” tomorrow with the space agency’s Commercial Crew & Cargo Program Office manager Ed Mango. The chat will take place at 2 p.m. EDT. The chat is being held to detail NASA’s efforts to regain the ability to launch [...]

Launch of Falcon 9 Delayed

The launch of a Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon spacecraft payload has been delayed until no-earlier-than May 3. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla –Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has opted to delay the launch of one of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon spacecraft payload to the International Space Station [...]

AmericaSpace Exclusive: Interview With SpaceX Safety Panel Member Ed Lu

Former shuttle astronaut Ed Lu is part of a five-person Safety Advisory Panel that has been formed to review SpaceX's launch vehicles, spacecraft and procedures. Image Credit: SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has recently announced the formation of an independent safety advisory panel. The company has several space initiatives underway besides the Commercial Orbital [...]

SpaceX, NASA Prepping Astronauts On Use Of Dragon Spacecraft

SpaceX has been working to prepare the Dragon spacecraft seen here for its history-making flight to the International Space Station. To accomplish this NASA astronauts have been training on the spacecraft so as to get familiar with Dragon's operating systems. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) are working [...]

SpaceX Forms Safety Advisory Panel for Commercial Crew

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has announced the formation of a safety advisory board to assess the company's human space flight efforts. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the builder of the Falcon family of rockets and Dragon spacecraft, has announced the creation of a safety advisory panel for commercial, crewed [...]

SpaceX Balances Dragon Tests With Satellite Launch Pace

Dragon Spacecraft is depicted in orbit firing thrusters to rendezvous with the ISS, a scene SpaceX and NASA hope will take place April 30. Photo Credit: SpaceX

SpaceX is working to uncover routine man/machine interface issues between astronauts and its Dragon spacecraft. It is also pressing Falcon 9 rocket engine tests to prevent costly [...]

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Conducts Successful Hot-Fire of Launch Abort Engine

Video of a previous Bantam test-fire courtesy of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

The title of a recent video produced by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, was “Smoke and Fire – Not Smoke and Mirrors. The company backed up that claim yet again in California on March 9 by conducting a successful hot-fire test of [...]