SpaceX Just Made History. Again.

SpaceX scored a spectacular launch success last night when the maiden flight of their upgraded Falcon 9 rocket scorched the sky of the Florida Space Coast and successfully delivered a commercial space satellite to geostationary orbit for the first time ever – thereby revolutionizing the commercial space industry from… » 12/04/13 9:00am 12/04/13 9:00am

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX saw another major milestone this weekend with the first flight of its upgraded Falcon-9 rocket. The next-generation, 22-story-high launch vehicle was used to catapult the Canadian Space Agency's Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (a.k.a. CASSIOPE) into orbit Sunday afternoon. » 9/30/13 9:40am 9/30/13 9:40am

The "anomaly" that almost destroyed SpaceX's rocket launch

Last night, SpaceX kicked off its brand new cargo-hauling contract with NASA by launching a supply-laden Dragon capsule on a trip to the International Space Station; and while all signs indicate that Dragon is doing fine, video footage reveals that the Falcon 9 rocket used to lift the capsule had some... technical… » 10/08/12 1:53pm 10/08/12 1:53pm

SpaceX Takes Flight

After experiencing its fair share of setbacks, SpaceX has finally done it. At 3:44 a.m. EDT, the company successfully launched its Dragon capsule into low Earth orbit atop its towering Falcon 9 rocket. In doing so, it has become the first private company in history to send a spacecraft to the International Space… » 5/22/12 7:25am 5/22/12 7:25am

SpaceX clears Falcon 9 rocket for Tuesday morning launch

Its first launch attempt was cut short less than a second before liftoff on Saturday morning, but private space transportation company SpaceX will be trying once again to send its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station early tomorrow morning. » 5/21/12 11:57am 5/21/12 11:57am

NASA report confirms: Commercially-designed rockets are way cheaper…

Looks like there's hope yet for a future with affordable space flight: a recently-published report by NASA has confirmed that commercializing rocket design has the potential to dramatically cut costs in ways that could revolutionize the future of space transport. » 9/29/11 12:40pm 9/29/11 12:40pm