SpaceX Is About To Attempt Another Barge-Landing – Watch It Live!

After hanging out in storage for over a decade, the Deep Space Climate Observatory is finally being launched to monitor solar storms. The satellite is getting into space on the back of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which means we're also counting down to another historic barge landing attempt! » 2/08/15 4:09pm 2/08/15 4:09pm

Here's How Close SpaceX Came To Landing A Rocket On A Barge In The Ocean

On Saturday, SpaceX tried to land its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous spaceport drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. But the rocket came in a little too hot, and the touchdown was more impact than landing. Now, SpaceX has released footage of the landing attempt, as shot from the landing barge. » 1/16/15 3:50pm 1/16/15 3:50pm

SpaceX Came THIS CLOSE To Sticking Its Historic Landing

SpaceX's dull cargo run to the space station featured an exciting secondary mission: the first-ever attempt to land the booster rocket on a floating spaceport drone ship for recovery and reuse. The Falcon 9 hit the barge too hard, impacting rather than landing, a failure so close to success it's worthy of celebration. » 1/10/15 12:48pm 1/10/15 12:48pm

If SpaceX Launches, Where Will The Falcon Rocket Land? [Updated]

Last time we got too excited about SpaceX gearing up to attempt soft-landing on a barge, the launch was scrubbed. If the launch goes as scheduled on Tuesday morning, I have my fingers crossed the rocket will soft-land on an autonomous barge drone in the Atlantic Ocean. Update: Launch scrubbed, new window Friday. » 1/06/15 3:01am 1/06/15 3:01am

SpaceX Recovers From Explosion With a Flawlessly Beautiful Launch

SpaceX successfully launched, carrying the AsiaSat 6 satellite to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Falcon 9 launch was initially delayed due to concerns after a SpaceX test flight exploded in late August. The launch went perfectly, and communications are established with the satellite. » 9/07/14 11:03am 9/07/14 11:03am

Japanese Drink Company Plans To Put The First Advertisment On The Moon

One small step for can, one giant leap for advertising. The makers of Pocari Sweat are looking to send a can of their powdered drink to the moon. If all goes according to plan, it will be the first time an object has been sent to the moon specifically for marketing purposes. It's official: nothing is sacred. » 5/15/14 1:30pm 5/15/14 1:30pm

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

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