SpaceX Dragon Capsule and Falcon 9 Latest News Archive
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.
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.