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House Strategic Forces Chair Raises CRS-3 Issues

House Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chairman Rogers questions SpaceX CEO’s statement that CRS-3 launch “nearly perfect”. [...]

Fiery SpaceX Dragon Roars Toward Space Station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 carries its first Dragon cargo craft into orbit on Friday, 18 April. Photo Credit: John Studwell

Following Monday’s disappointing scrub of the third Commercial Resupply Services (CRS)-3 mission of the Dragon cargo craft to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX—the Hawthorne, Calif.-based launch services organization, headed by entrepreneur Elon Musk—has [...]

SpaceX Dragon 'Go' for Monday Launch; Contingency EVA Scheduled for 22 April

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will fly for the first time atop the upgraded Falcon 9 v1.1 on Monday, 14 April. Photo Credit: SpaceX

A second launch in just four days is scheduled to take place from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., when SpaceX launches its third dedicated Dragon cargo delivery mission to the International [...]

Next SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft on Track for March 1 Launch

On its third mission—and the second dedicated flight under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA—SpaceX’s Dragon will make full use of both its pressurized and unpressurized (Trunk) features on CRS-2. Photo Credit: NASA

The last twelve months have truly been a rollercoaster ride for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)—the Hawthorne, Calif., company, led [...]

NASA, SpaceX Select March 1 for Next Cargo Resupply Services Flight

NASA has announced a planned March 1, 2013, launch date for the next mission under the space agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. The mission will be carried out by a Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA

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45th Space Wing's Commander: 'Yes, We Are Still Launching Rockets!'

The commander of the 45th Space Wing, Brigadier General Anthony Cotton, addresses members of the press who attended a media day held by the 45th Space Wing. The media day was held to highlight the heavy workload that the men and women of the Eastern Range have in sending various payloads to orbit. Photo [...]

Seasons Greetings from SpaceX

Season’s Greetings from SpaceX. Photo Credit: SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies has extended the company’s greetings to all of their friends and followers. SpaceX made history in 2012 by becoming the first private company to launch a spacecraft, SpaceX’s “Dragon,” to the International Space Station—the feat occurred in May of this year on a demonstration flight. [...]

SpaceX Awarded Company's First-Ever EELV Contract By U.S. Air Force

SpaceX has been awarded an EELV contract by the U.S. Air Force, a first for the company. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

HAWTHORNE, Calif., — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has been awarded the contract to launch two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions by the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems [...]

Falcon Heavy to Take Center Stage in SpaceX’s Future Plans

The Falcon Heavy is a direct outgrowth of SpaceX’s Falcon 9, which—despite a much publicised anomaly during its CRS-1 launch in October—has performed admirably and has never failed to complete its primary mission. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

“Flight computers now in control of the vehicle…”

It is 2013. At first glance, [...]

In Spite of October's Mishap, SpaceX's Computers Are a Go

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule at the end of the International Space Station’s robotic arm. Photo Credit: NASA

Two months ago, one of SpaceX’s Dragon capsules lost one of its three flight computers while docked with the International Space Station. The likely cause was a radiation hit, but according to SpaceX’s director of vehicle certification, John [...]