Orbital Aborts Test Fire of Antares Rocket

Photo Credit: NASA

Commercial space firm Orbital Sciences Corporation attempted a static test fire of the company’s Antares rocket’s first stage on Wednesday, March 13, but was forced to abort the test. The “hot fire” had been scheduled to take place the day prior, but was postponed. According to a statement appearing on the […]

Falcon 9 Flies as SpaceX Hits the Spot...Again

Despite a failure in one of the Falcon 9’s Merlin engines, the launch vehicle still managed to deliver its Dragon spacecraft payload to orbit after launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida at 8:35 p.m. EDT. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully roared into […]