‘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…

NASA Orders SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil. This is the second in a series of four guaranteed orders NASA will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation…

Crew Dragon Propulsion System Completes Development Testing

The propulsion system SpaceX would use to power its Crew Dragon out of danger has been test-fired 27 times as the company refines the design for the demands of operational missions carrying astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. SpaceX evaluated the system utilizing various thrust…

NASA Administrator Statement on the Loss of SpaceX CRS-7

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the loss Sunday of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7) mission. “We are disappointed in the loss of the latest SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. However, the astronauts are safe aboard the station and have…

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…