SpaceX Dragon Capsule and Falcon 9 Latest News Archive
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16 August 2006, 06:46 AM ET
With U.S. military officials frustrated at the expense and time needed to build satellites, the Pentagon is fielding small satellites called TacSats that can be built faster and cheaper based on already mature technology.
19 July 2006, 06:18 AM ET
WASHINGTON — A busted nut, not human error, is to blame for the fuel leak that doomed the Falcon 1 rocket on is maiden flight, according to the findings of a government review board chartered to investigate the March 24 launch failure.
31 May 2006, 07:00 AM ET
With NASA’s shuttle fleet to retire and a looming gap before a new spaceship debuts, the stage is set for private firms hoping to offer commercial cargo and crew services to the International Space Station (ISS).
04 May 2006, 03:49 PM ET
LOS ANGELES, California – Leaders of two private space ventures that suffered failures vowed today to try, try again.
06 April 2006, 11:09 AM ET
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Falcon 1 rocket was leaking fuel four minutes prior to liftoff, causing the first stage engine to catch fire about 25 seconds into its rocket’s much shorter than expected maiden flight, dooming the rocket and its payload.
03 April 2006, 08:56 AM ET
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- The 22nd National Space Symposium is underway here this week, bringing together leaders from around the globe to discuss issues of the day that face government, civilian, and university space endeavors.
26 March 2006, 12:17 PM ET
A fuel leak and subsequent fire led to the destruction of Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) first Falcon 1 rocket seconds after liftoff, the private launch services firm said Saturday.
25 March 2006, 11:02 AM ET
The members of the National Space Society (NSS) expressed their support for Elon Musk and the entire team at Space Exploration Technologies
24 March 2006, 06:15 PM ET
After years of development and no less than three scrubbed attempts, a solitary Falcon 1 rocket roared toward space Friday only to be lost just after liftoff, its builders said.
23 March 2006, 07:00 AM ET
After three failed attempts, the private launch firm Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is once more set to debut its Falcon 1 rocket in a Thursday space shot.
06 March 2006, 07:03 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is asking NASA to help fund the demonstration of a reusable space capsule the El Segundo, Calif.-based company has been developing in secret with its own funding for the past 18 months.
27 February 2006, 02:00 PM ET
Another spot on the calendar has been targeted for the maiden takeoff of the privately built Falcon 1 launch vehicle, designed and constructed by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of El Segundo, California.
10 February 2006, 12:27 AM ET
A private launch firm has scrubbed its third attempt to make the inaugural launch of its Falcon 1 rocket after problems cropped up during a planned engine test, the company said late Thursday.
07 February 2006, 02:57 PM ET
SpaceX's third attempt to launch the Falcon 1 rocket on its maiden flight has been pushed back roughly 24 hours to Friday, Feb. 10 to allow for more tests.
19 December 2005, 03:45 PM ET
It was a structural issue, not high winds, which scrubbed the private launch firm SpaceX’s second attempt to send its first Falcon 1 rocket into orbit Monday.
19 December 2005, 06:48 AM ET
The private launch firm SpaceX is once again ready for its spaceflight debut as its first Falcon 1 rocket sits poised to launch spaceward later today.
30 November 2005, 10:10 AM ET
WASHINGTON — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) now expects the maiden flight of its Falcon 1 rocket to occur no earlier than Dec. 17, said Elon Musk, the company’s founder and chief executive.
26 November 2005, 08:50 PM ET
A series of setbacks scrubbed the inaugural launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 1 rocket Saturday.
21 October 2005, 01:11 PM ET
WASHINGTON — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is suing Boeing and Lockheed Martin in federal court for conspiring to violate antitrust laws to corner the market on U.S. government satellite launches.
14 September 2005, 04:38 PM ET
The maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 1 booster is being pushed to late October due to an engine failure at the company’s Texas test facility.
08 September 2005, 04:25 PM ET
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) announced today that it will develop a Falcon 9 booster – an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) class vehicle.
12 August 2005, 02:36 PM ET
LOGAN, Utah—Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of El Segundo, California is putting in place private rocket facilities at a Kwajalein Atoll launch area in the western Pacific Ocean.
28 May 2005, 10:35 AM ET
Rocket-launch newcomer Space Exploration Technologies Corp. today accomplished a critical engine firing at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, a long-awaited event that puts the company much closer to its inaugural blastoff later this summer.
16 August 2004, 06:18 AM ET
LOGAN, UTAH -- Time is drawing closer for the maiden liftoff of the privately financed Falcon 1 launch vehicle, built by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of El Segundo, California.
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