SpaceX Barge-Landing Attempt Delayed Until January

The SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station and associated attempt at soft-landing the Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge is delayed until January 6, 2015. The delay will allow for investigating a problematic static fire test, but will push back the flight until after the holidays. » 12/19/14 5:03am Today 5:03am

SpaceX Will Try Landing On Barge After Friday's Cargo Flight

Friday's SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station will make the astronauts happy, but the really exciting part comes after the Dragon is set free. The Falcon 9 rocket will attempt a soft touchdown landing on a barge for the first time, a massive step towards reusable rocketry. » 12/17/14 1:38pm Wednesday 1:38pm

Sierra Nevada Challenges NASA's Crew Transport Contracts

When NASA awarded crew transport contracts to Boeing CST-100 and the SpaceX Dragon v2, a lot of you asked, "What about Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser?" Sierra Nevada is asking the same question, filing a legal challenge claiming their craft was ranked equally proficient and a hefty $900 million cheaper than Boeing. » 10/04/14 1:37pm 10/04/14 1:37pm

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

Just Another Gorgeous and Successful Rocket Launch

SpaceX had another successful launch today, delivering a commercial payload into orbit. At this point, it's starting to feel like a forgone conclusion — of course the launch was successful, what are you fussing about?! — marking yet another way that living in the future is awesome. » 7/15/14 3:03am 7/15/14 3:03am

SpaceX To Offer A Private Tour Of Its Headquarters

Commercial space-transportation company SpaceX is auctioning off a private tour of its rocket and spacecraft factory in California for a group of up to 10 people. Auction proceeds will go to the Women in Technology Education Foundation, whose goal is to empower "women and girls to change the world by excelling in… » 6/07/14 7:49am 6/07/14 7:49am

SpaceX Unveils Its First Crewed Spacecraft Tonight – Watch It Live!

Commercial space-transport company SpaceX will unveil the first crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft, the "Dragon V2," tonight at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT. The event is being held at the company's rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, but you can watch the big reveal live, online, right here. » 5/29/14 10:05am 5/29/14 10:05am

Dragon Comes Home Bearing the Gift of Scientific Data

The SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down this afternoon, returning over 3,500 pounds of cargo back to Earth from the International Space Station. By completing its 3rd freighter mission, the Dragon brings the gift of over 1,600 pounds of scientific samples and hardware awaiting detailed analysis. » 5/18/14 6:30pm 5/18/14 6:30pm

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

Elon Musk: SpaceX Will File Suit Against the U.S. Government

Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX, announced Friday that SpaceX is filing suit against the Federal Government to protest and break the US Air Force's awarding of lucrative launch contracts for high priority national security satellites to a sole rocket provider – United Launch Alliance (ULA) – on a non competitive… » 4/26/14 8:00am 4/26/14 8:00am