NTSB Determines Probable Cause of Fatal SpaceShipTwo Crash, Unknown if Delays Contributed to Accident

The National Transportation and Safety Board met on July 28, 2015, to discuss the probably cause surrounding the fatal SpaceShipTwo accident that occurred in late-October 2014. Photo Credit: NTSB

After a series of delays on the morning of Oct. 31, 2014, pilot Peter Siebold and co-pilot Michael Alsbury soared over the Mojave Desert […]

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 […]

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.


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 […]

NASA To Hold “Tweet Chat” With C3PO Program Manager


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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 U.S. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]