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SpaceX Dragon Capsule and Falcon 9 Latest News Archive
29 September 2013, 09:45 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch a new Falcon 9 rocket from California today (Sept. 29) and you can watch the liftoff live online. Liftoff is targeted for 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT/9 a.m. PDT). Here's how to watch.
29 September 2013, 09:10 AM ET
See photos of Dragon, Grasshopper and other SpaceX rockets taken since the company was founded in 2002.
27 September 2013, 03:11 PM ET
A new space-weather satellite could help better protect Earth's infrastructure from damaging solar storms, officials from the Canadian Space Agency say.
27 September 2013, 02:27 PM ET
The unmanned Cygnus spacecraft is expected to be grabbed by the orbiting lab's huge robotic arm at 7:15 a.m. EDT Sunday, with docking operations starting two hours later. You can watch the action live here at SPACE.com, beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.
27 September 2013, 12:30 PM ET
A new hybrid small satellite called CASSIOPE is scheduled to launch aboard a SpaceX rocket in 2013. It is carrying a payload named Cascade, whose purpose is to move high volume data anywhere in the world.
23 September 2013, 11:40 AM ET
A private robotic ship bound for the International Space Station is going to have to wait it out in space until at least Saturday (Sept. 28) before delivering its cargo to the orbiting laboratory.
22 September 2013, 05:47 AM ET
A new robotic commercial cargo ship for the International Space Station skipped its first attempt to link up with the orbiting lab Sunday (Sept. 22) due to a rendezvous glitch that delayed its arrival for 48 hours, NASA officials say
21 September 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Orbital Sciences has contracted with NASA to make supply runs to the International Space Station.
20 September 2013, 06:58 PM ET
The unmanned Cygnus spacecraft is expected to be grappled by astronauts using the orbiting outpost's huge robotic arm at 7:25 a.m. EDT Sunday. If all goes according to plan, the spacecraft will be secured to its docking port beginning at 9:15 a.m. EDT.
20 September 2013, 06:04 PM ET
The private space company test fired the engines on upgraded Falcon 9 (v.1.1) on September 19th, 2013. The target launch window for the rocket opens on September 29th.
18 September 2013, 03:54 PM ET
The mighty roar of a commercial rocket launching a brand-new private cargo ship on a stunning debut test flight from Virginia's Eastern shore today (Sept. 18) has NASA overjoyed and the spaceship's builder beaming with pride.
17 September 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Anomalies discovered during a Sept. 12 hot-fire test, coupled with upcoming missile tests at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, have delayed the inaugural launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket to the end of September, CEO Elon Musk said Sunday
16 September 2013, 05:03 PM ET
The Cygnus spacecraft, which is built by aerospace firm Orbital Sciences, passed its launch readiness review and is now set to lift off Wednesday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, officials announced Monday (Sept. 16).
14 September 2013, 12:44 PM ET
A commercial Antares rocket rolled out to its Virginia coast launch pad Friday carrying a brand-new Cygnus supply ship poised to make its debut test flight to the International Space Station on Wednesday.
10 September 2013, 07:00 AM ET
SpaceX aims to launch an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 rocket from a newly refurbished pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday (Sept. 14) in a mission that will also attempt to recover the rocket's first stage.
09 September 2013, 12:36 PM ET
In this fixed camera view, SpaceX's Grasshopper makes a lateral movement of 300 feet before returning to its launchpad, but not before startling a nearby herd of cows.
06 September 2013, 05:01 PM ET
Serial innovator Elon Musk is living up to his reputation as a real-life Tony Stark. In a new video, Musk shows off the excessively cool "Iron Man"-like tech that is quite literally at his fingertips inside the rocket-making labs of his company SpaceX.
06 September 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Watch billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk pull a Tony Stark as he reveals the future of rocket design, an interactive ‘Iron Man’-like computer interface that uses gestures.
05 September 2013, 07:45 PM ET
When a first-of-its-kind cargo spacecraft lifts off for the International Space Station, it will fly under the name of the late astronaut who helped make the commercial flight possible.
23 August 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The DC-X (Delta Clipper Experimental) was a prototype for a reusable space launch vehicle tested in the 1990s. See how fully reusable launch vehicles are envisioned to work in this SPACE.com infographic.
17 August 2013, 08:00 AM ET
The private spaceflight firm SpaceX has notched a key milestone in its quest to launch humans to orbit, just three days after company founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled his futuristic "Hyperloop" transportation concept to the world.
14 August 2013, 04:25 PM ET
SpaceX's reusable rocket prototype, dubbed Grasshopper, is designed for vertical takeoffs and landings, but in the commercial spacecraft's latest test flight, Grasshopper proved it could hop sideways, too.
14 August 2013, 01:48 PM ET
The Falcon 9 test rig (codenamed Grasshopper) successfully completed a 'divert' test, with the ship making a 100m lateral maneuver while reaching an altitude of 250m. This test demonstrated the ships ability to make more aggressive maneuvers.
14 August 2013, 10:26 AM ET
The super-fast "Hyperloop" travel concept is just the latest in a series of big, bold dreams by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Here's a quick look at six ways the South African-born billionaire has changed the world — or is hoping to in the future.
13 August 2013, 09:00 AM ET
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's vision for a futuristic Hyperloop transportation system concept involves sleek passenger capsules flying within a tube on a cushion of air. See how the ultra-fast system could get from N.Y. to S.F. in 30 min.
13 August 2013, 08:37 AM ET
Billionaire entrepreneur unveiled new details today about his "Hyperloop" project, a superfast transportation system that could ferry passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 30 minutes. Can it really be built?
12 August 2013, 06:40 PM ET
The Hyperloop, Musk revealed today (Aug. 12), is a solar-powered transportation system that could rocket passenger-packed pods through long tubes at 760 mph or so (1,220 km/h). The technology could cut the LA-San Francisco travel time to 30 minutes.
12 August 2013, 03:10 PM ET
The space capsules that are used to deliver crew and cargo to and from the International Space Station are now available for delivery on envelopes and postcards mailed through the Houston post office.
12 August 2013, 02:40 PM ET
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he has an idea for a new, high speed form of transportation called Hyperloop.
12 August 2013, 02:02 PM ET
The fevered speculation about billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's mysterious "Hyperloop" transport system is about to come to an end. Musk has said he will unveil a design Monday after teasing us about the travel technology for more than a year.
09 August 2013, 01:21 PM ET
The fevered speculation about billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's mysterious "Hyperloop" transport system is about to come to an end. Musk has said he will unveil a design Monday after teasing us about the travel technology for more than a year.
08 August 2013, 03:19 PM ET
An engineering model of California-based startup Made in Space's 3D printer passed a battery of tests, confirming that the machine can survive the rigors of launch and function in a microgravity environment.
02 August 2013, 04:15 PM ET
Spread across 18,000 acres, Spaceport America continues to preen itself here in anticipation of booming business as the world's first purpose-built, commercial spaceport.
30 July 2013, 09:32 PM ET
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) will launch all three satellites for Canada’s planned Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) in 2018 aboard a single Falcon 9 rocket, the Hawthorne, Calif., rocket maker announced Tuesday.
25 July 2013, 11:50 AM ET
NASA on July 19 released a draft solicitation for the fourth and final development phase of its Commercial Crew Program, which is still expected to result in a crewed space launch to the International Space Station from U.S. soil, by late 2017, according
23 July 2013, 08:19 AM ET
How would you like to zip from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than 30 minutes, on the cheap and on your own schedule? Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says it can be done, and he's going to tell us how next month.