The future of SpaceX rockets looks so freaking awesome in this new video

Despite the 80s hard rock soundtrack—or maybe because of it—SpaceX's new 3D animation showing their future Falcon Heavy in action, complete with the landing of three of its stages back on Earth, is freaking cool. I can't wait for Elon Musk's bandits to solve all problems and see this happening in real time. » 1/27/15 3:24pm Tuesday 3:24pm

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 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 12/19/14 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 12/17/14 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