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 Spaceā€¦ » 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

All systems are go for Saturday's historic SpaceX launch

It's official. According to Elon Musk, CEO of private space-transport company SpaceX, NASA has given the final go-ahead on a launch that, if successful, will mark the dawn of a new era in spaceflight: the era of commercial spacecraft. Liftoff is scheduled for Saturday morning. » 5/18/12 9:20am 5/18/12 9:20am