SpaceX Dragon Capsule and Falcon 9 Latest News Archive
22 October 2008, 04:19 PM ET
U.S. firms are vying for a $3.1 billion contract to haul NASA cargo to the space station.
09 October 2008, 02:05 PM ET
KSC could shed as many as 4,500 positions after the shuttles are retired.
07 October 2008, 04:57 PM ET
NASA doesn't intend to pay Russia to deliver supplies to ISS beyond 2011.
29 September 2008, 01:02 PM ET
After three failed attempt, SpaceX's fourth Falcon 1 rocket finally reaches orbit. Credit: SpaceX.
28 September 2008, 08:49 PM ET
SpaceX successfully launched its homegrown Falcon 1 rocket into orbit on Sunday.
23 September 2008, 04:02 PM ET
SpaceX is now shooting for no earlier than Sept. 28 for its next launch.
22 September 2008, 09:09 AM ET
SpaceX could launch its fourth Falcon 1 rocket by Sept. 23.
10 September 2008, 05:27 PM ET
The firm SpaceX hopes to close the coming gap in U.S. space launch ability.
06 August 2008, 08:00 PM ET
SpaceX's third rocket launch attempt ends in failure with an in-flight stage collision.
06 August 2008, 06:57 PM ET
A timing error doomed the third Falcon 1 rocket test for SpaceX.
05 August 2008, 04:15 PM ET
SpaceX's Musk accepts $20 million investment from fellow PayPal founders.
03 August 2008, 01:41 AM ET
SpaceX's Falcon 1 suffers a setback on its third flight attempt.
01 July 2008, 02:27 PM ET
Scientists hope to deploy a solar sail called NanoSail-D this summer.
30 June 2008, 12:04 AM ET
United Launch Alliance has enough Delta 2 rockets for demand through 2015.
27 June 2008, 06:10 PM ET
A tiny defect is afflicting SpaceX's third Falcon 1 rocket to fly.
02 June 2008, 07:15 AM ET
Companies offering spaceflight to the public saw revenues jump in 2007.
29 May 2008, 01:28 PM ET
The small Trailblazer satellite will launch aboard the third Falcon 1 rocket.
16 May 2008, 06:30 PM ET
SpaceX hopes the third time's a charm for its Falcon 1 rocket.
23 April 2008, 11:45 AM ET
NASA awarded a launch services contract to private spaceflight firm SpaceX.
19 February 2008, 04:46 PM ET
Orbital beat out other finalists to win a NASA Space Act Agreement award.
18 January 2008, 10:35 AM ET
NASA reportedly picked four finalists for space station cargo flights.
20 December 2007, 02:42 PM ET
NASA chief Mike Griffin said his agency will abide by COTS program restrictions.
19 December 2007, 03:45 PM ET
A new bill could delay NASA's space station resupply service selection.
10 December 2007, 06:33 AM ET
Space Systems/Loral hopes NASA will try a novel way to deliver ISS cargo.
22 October 2007, 10:16 AM ET
Entrepreneurs will reshape the commercial space industry in years ahead.
31 August 2007, 06:46 AM ET
The celestial dragon is in its ascendancy this week.
26 April 2007, 01:25 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has been granted a five-year license to launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Station, the U.S. Air Force Space Command announced April 26.
19 April 2007, 05:55 AM ET
NEW YORK – Two commercial firms in the U.S. and Japan are teaming up with hopes of ferrying experiments and other cargo to a planned Japanese laboratory at the International Space Station (ISS).
28 March 2007, 01:18 PM ET
WASHINGTON --Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) declared its Falcon 1 rocket ready to begin launching satellites in September despite a premature engine shut down that prevented the booster from reaching orbit March 20 during its second demonstration
20 March 2007, 11:38 PM ET
The second test launch of the privately-built Falcon 1 rocket failed to reach its intended orbit late Tuesday, nearly one year to the day of the booster’s ill-fated spaceflight debut.
19 March 2007, 09:06 PM ET
The private spaceflight firm Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will have to wait at least one more day to launch its second Falcon 1 rocket after a last-minute glitch prevented a Monday attempt.
19 March 2007, 01:00 PM ET
The clock is ticking towards the second planned Falcon 1 rocket test for the private spaceflight firm Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), nearly one year after an unsuccessful launch debut.
17 March 2007, 02:12 AM ET
The private launch firm Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is reviewing the results of a Thursday rocket engine test in preparations for the second test flight of its Falcon 1 booster.
10 February 2007, 08:30 AM ET
The second test flight of a Falcon 1 rocket built by the private spaceflight firm Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has shifted to early March due to range safety demands at the company’s island launch site.
02 February 2007, 03:58 PM ET
NASA has agreed to help support a pair of private spaceflight companies as they develop competing designs for vehicles that could one day ferry astronauts and cargo into orbit.
01 February 2007, 06:31 AM ET
The budding personal space travel industry anticipates progress on a number of fronts in 2007, including favorable U.S. regulatory decisions, the availability of affordable insurance, new spaceport developments and increased testing of new spaceship desig