SpaceX Dragon Capsule and Falcon 9 Latest News Archive
18 February 2010, 05:35 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies' new Falcon 9 rocket is assembled in Cape Canaveral, FL for a debut in the first half of 2010.
17 February 2010, 03:55 PM ET
A plane crash in California has killed three employees of Tesla Motors, the electric car venture led by private spaceflight pioneer Elon Musk, according to local news reports.
16 February 2010, 10:22 AM ET
SDO on it's way, Falcon launch countdown, the colors of Pluto, head-on asteriod collision and cool images of craters on mars and the Orion Nebula.
11 February 2010, 06:35 PM ET
All of the parts for SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket have arrived at launch site.
05 February 2010, 08:52 AM ET
Astronaut and ATK manager Scott "Doc" Horowitz is deeply skeptical of small private commercial space companies chances of delivering and returning crews.
01 February 2010, 11:26 AM ET
President Obama directs a "bold new approach that embraces the commercial space industry." But Lockheed Martin's John Karas defends big aerospace business as usual.
25 January 2010, 11:39 AM ET
As the Obama White House prepares to weigh in on America's direction, SPACEX Founder Elon Musk responds point-by-point to a report critical of commercial space flight.
22 January 2010, 04:17 PM ET
A commercial space pioneer and a former astronaut are answering claims by an independent advisory panel that private companies do not meet NASA human-rating standards.
07 January 2010, 11:44 AM ET
The new Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX has passed its final engine test ahead of a planned launch debut this year.
29 December 2009, 11:38 PM ET
The Top 9 Spaceflight Stories in 2009. 5 shuttle missions, a space program in transition and space tourism strides are just some of the top spaceflight stories of the year.
14 December 2009, 02:02 AM ET
The spaceflight company SpaceX is aiming to launch its new space station cargo ship as early as May 2010.
11 December 2009, 04:22 PM ET
Just hours after Virgin Galactic unveiled a gleaming new commercial spaceship Monday, hurricane-force winds bore down on the event.
07 December 2009, 11:07 PM ET
Virgin Galactic unveiled its rocket plane today, planned to be the world’s first passenger-carrying commercial spacecraft.
07 December 2009, 12:09 PM ET
A super-slick looking rocket plane showcased as the world’s first passenger-carrying commercial spacecraft is making its debut today.
07 December 2009, 08:48 AM ET
SpaceShipTwo is generating high-altitude hope and a good dose of hype for public space travel, yet there are those who wave an advisory flag.
04 December 2009, 06:06 PM ET
All is in readiness for next Monday’s unveiling of SpaceShipTwo – the first-class space tourist’s wonder machine at the core of the space tourism firm Virgin Galactic’s suborbital fleet.
02 November 2009, 04:58 PM ET
SpaceX has requested a Feb. 2, 2010 launch date for the debut flight of its Falcon 9 rocket, a booster to launch cargo ships to the ISS.
03 October 2009, 10:05 AM ET
It has been five years since SpaceShipOne screamed its way into the history books and the aftershocks from its suborbital space shots are still being felt.
25 September 2009, 12:10 PM ET
SpaceX announced plans Thursday to launch a Dragon spaceship prototype atop its first Falcon 9 rocket.
12 August 2009, 08:43 AM ET
The Planetary Society hopes to refit a NASA design to make a third U.S. attempt to fly the first solar sail in space.
10 August 2009, 07:23 PM ET
NASA has set aside $50 million in stimulus cash to spur commercial vehicles for human spaceflight.
06 August 2009, 11:22 AM ET's Dave Brody, discusses private space adventure travel, tourism and non-government space projects with Josh Zepps, host of BRINK! on Science Channel.
14 July 2009, 10:14 AM ET
SpaceX successfully delivered a commercial satellite into orbit atop a Falcon 1 rocket late Monday.
13 July 2009, 10:54 AM ET
Satellite firm Avanti Communications raised $68 million in cash to switch from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for boosters from Europe or Russia.
13 July 2009, 07:17 AM ET
Watch SpaceX's vision for its Dragon spaceship to ferry astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station.
24 April 2009, 01:36 PM ET
A Texas zero gravity experiment has won a $25,000 cash award and a free ride into space on a private rocket.
27 January 2009, 09:57 AM ET
SpaceX depicts its Dragon spaceship's space station flight in this animation.
16 January 2009, 01:16 PM ET
Chicago-based PlanetSpace is protesting NASA's station cargo award to other firms.
13 January 2009, 12:46 PM ET
SpaceX is putting its first Falcon 9 rocket through launch pad paces in Florida.
06 January 2009, 01:15 PM ET
SpaceX has assembled the first Falcon 9 rocket at its Florida launch site.
23 December 2008, 05:33 PM ET
SpaceX and Orbital Sciences NASA contracts to haul cargo to the space station.
07 November 2008, 05:00 PM ET
SpaceX held an invitation-only event Friday to seek customers for its DragonLab spaceship.
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.