SpaceX releases (garbled) video of its Falcon 9 ocean “landing”

A screen grab from a repaired version of a video released by SpaceX on April 29 shows the Falcon 9 first stage rocket descending to the ocean, its landing legs extended. (credit: SpaceX)

At Friday’s press conference in Washington, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that the effort to “soft land” the Falcon 9’s first […]

SpaceX declares reusability test a success

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks at the National Press Club in Washington on April 25. (credit: J. Foust)

On Friday afternoon, SpaceX held a press conference in Washington, organized on short notice (emails went out for the 1 pm EDT press conference a little after midnight), and featuring company CEO Elon Musk. The big […]

Falcon 9 launches Dragon; promising news from reusability experiment [Updated]

A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 carrying a Dragon cargo spacecraft lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday, April 18. It successfully placed a Dragon cargo spacecraft into orbit. (credit: NASA/KSC)

Despite a foreboding weather forecast, conditions were good enough at the right time Friday afternoon for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket to lift […]

SpaceX launch to be watched from the air—and perhaps also from the sea

The Falcon 9 rocket that will launch the next Dragon spacecraft is shown in its hangar in a photo released by SpaceX last month. This is the first Falcon 9 to feature landing legs on its first stage. (credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX is set to make another attempt to launch its Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket […]

SpaceX resets for Friday, but further delays could mean losing its place in line

As expected, SpaceX and NASA announced Wednesday that they have rescheduled Monday’s scrubbed launch of a Falcon 9 v1.1 carrying a Dragon cargo spacecraft to Friday, with the launch scheduled for 3:25 pm EDT (1925 GMT). A backup launch date is Saturday at 3:02 pm EDT (1902 GMT). As of Wednesday, forecasts still called for […]

Houston finds a potential user of its proposed spaceport

Illustration of a Dream Chaser vehicle landing at Ellington Airport in Houston. Sierra Nevada Corporation and the Houston Airport System agreed April 10 to study the feasibility of using Ellington as a landing site for the vehicle. (credit: SNC)

Ellington Airport in Houston is a former military base best known as being the airfield […]

Helium leak postpones Falcon 9 launch

A Falcon 9 v1.1 stands on the pad earlier Monday. The launch of the Dragon spacecraft on the third Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission has been postponed until at least Friday due to a helium leak in the rocket’s first stage. (credit: SpaceX)

A failed computer on the ISS didn’t delay SpaceX, but a […]

ISS glitch won’t delay SpaceX launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 carrying a Dragon spacecraft on the pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday. NASA cleared the launch of the Dragon spacecraft, scheduled for Monday afternoon, despite the failure of a backup computer on the ISS. (credit: NASA)

The failure of a backup computer on the International Space Station (ISS) […]

GLXP news: SpaceIL donation, Discovery Channel film

An illustration of SpaceIL’s Sparrow lander on the surface of the Moon. The team’s bid to win the Google Lunar X PRIZE gained traction this month with a $16-million donation. (credit: SpaceIL)

There’s now less than 21 months for teams competing for the Google Lunar X PRIZE to win the competition’s $20-million grand prize […]

Google reportedly interested in acquiring Skybox

An image of the Crown Perth entertainment complex in Perth, Australia, taken by the SkySat-1 spacecraft shortly after its launch last year. Google is reportedly interested in buying the company. (credit: Skybox Imaging)

Skybox Imaging has blazed a number of paths in the commercial space industry, announcing plans a few years ago for a […]