‘Welcome back baby’: Elon Musk celebrates SpaceX rocket launch – and landing

Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, delivered communications satellites to orbit before its main-stage booster returned to a landing pad. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable main-stage booster turned around, and landed safely near…

Forecast 90 Percent ‘Go’ For SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of Station Resupply Mission

The SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft are in place this morning at Space Launch Complex 40 as we move toward this morning’s launch of the CRS-7 mission to carry two tons of experiments, equipment and supplies to the International Space Station.  Launch is scheduled for 10:21 a.m. EDT with…

Falcon 9 Static Fire Confirms Rocket Ready for Flight

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket passed a critical engine test today as preparations remain on track for Sunday’s launch, Hans Koenigsmann of SpaceX told reporters Friday. The static fire test at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station fired the nine engines for less than a second…