SpaceX Dragon Capsule and Falcon 9 Latest News Archive
19 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The private company SpaceX has been narrowing its search for a new location in which to build a commercial launch facility for industrial customers. The firm has recently focused on Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and particularly Texas.
18 July 2013, 03:19 PM ET
Can this coastal launch site drive commercial development of the Solar System’s frontiers? Gilberto Salinas, Executive VP, Brownsville Economic Development Corporation, discusses a pending SpaceX private spaceport with SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody.
08 July 2013, 02:42 PM ET
A private company's prototype reusable rocket made its highest leap to date last month, soaring 100 stories into the air before landing softly back at its launch pad as planned. SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle reached a maximum altitude of 1,066 feet on June
08 July 2013, 11:31 AM ET
SpaceX's reusable Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) test vehicle made its highest jump yet, flying 1066 feet (325 meters) in June 2013 and landed safely under near-perfect control.
13 June 2013, 04:46 PM ET
Sunjammer's sail measures 124 feet on a side.
31 May 2013, 04:11 PM ET
SpaceX Senior Engineer Garrett Reisman (former NASA Shuttle astronaut) is helping to get the U.S. back into the manned spaceflight business. He is tasked with retrofitting the SpaceX rocket/capsule to carry humans.
31 May 2013, 02:15 PM ET
SpaceX Chairman Elon Musk foresees a revolutionary rocket breakthrough.
20 May 2013, 05:40 PM ET
Pad 39A hosted Apollo launches to the moon and space shuttle liftoffs over the years.
17 May 2013, 03:53 PM ET
Dream Chaser's first free-flight test is slated for later this year.
03 May 2013, 03:24 PM ET
U.S. dependence on Russian spaceships could last beyond 2017 without full support, Charlie Bolden says.
30 April 2013, 02:19 PM ET
That's about $8 million more than the previous going rate.
24 April 2013, 10:30 AM ET
Take a tour of the robot cargo ship fleet for the International Space Station in this spaceship photo tour.
23 April 2013, 05:01 PM ET
SpaceX's reusable Grasshopper rocket reached an altitude of 820 feet, then stuck the landing.
23 April 2013, 02:43 PM ET
'After Earth' stars Will and Jaden Smith have hope for humanity and our home planet.
23 April 2013, 12:27 PM ET
SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) designed to return rockets for reuse.
23 April 2013, 10:06 AM ET
SpaceX's reusable Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) test vehicle made its highest jump yet, flying 820 feet in April 2013 and landed safely under near-perfect control.
23 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Robots aren't yet capable of exploring the Red Planet's most promising environments.
21 April 2013, 05:10 PM ET
Antares' successful launch paves the way for eventual cargo flights to the space station for NASA.
21 April 2013, 07:34 AM ET
The new Antares rocket will launch at 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
20 April 2013, 04:45 PM ET
Orbital Sciences will try to launch its Antares rocket again Sunday.
20 April 2013, 08:43 AM ET
Orbital Sciences will launch its Antares rocket test flight today at 6:10 p.m. EDT.
19 April 2013, 02:54 PM ET
Antares' first attempt on Wednesday was scuttled by a glitch. Liftoff is set for Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.
18 April 2013, 11:39 AM ET
Don Yeomans and Elon Musk made Time Magazine's list of the most influential people this year.
18 April 2013, 05:09 AM ET
The Orbital Sciences Antares rocket could launch from Virginia on Friday (April 19) at 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT).
17 April 2013, 05:06 PM ET
The next chance to launch the Antares rocket may come Thursday at 5 p.m. EDT.
17 April 2013, 04:22 PM ET
It might seem surprising that rockets launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore. But it's been going on for decades.
17 April 2013, 06:44 AM ET
The Antares test flight shows the industry is coming of age, supporters say.
16 April 2013, 11:09 AM ET
Antares finally gets to show its stuff.
16 April 2013, 06:30 AM ET
Mars One aims to land four people on Mars in 2023.
15 April 2013, 12:57 PM ET
Despite dangers, plenty of people want to fly by Mars.
10 April 2013, 10:43 PM ET
The scene was lively at the 29th annual gathering of the world's space industry leaders.
09 April 2013, 05:49 PM ET
The aerospace giant hopes to tap a multibillion market in the years ahead.
08 April 2013, 10:09 AM ET
A new private rocket was rolled onto its launch pad in Virginia on Saturday (April 6)
03 April 2013, 05:57 PM ET
A 16-student team drew up plans for a manned visit to the Mars moon Phobos.
28 March 2013, 03:43 PM ET
The next version of SpaceX's Dragon capsule may look truly out of this world.
25 March 2013, 02:31 PM ET
Dragon will depart the space station at 6:56 a.m. EDT and splash down in the Pacific Ocean 5 1/2 hours later.