SpaceX has done it again. For the third time in a row, the Falcon 9 rocket has delivered its payload in the upper atmosphere and returned to earth with a successful vertical propulsion landing on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You. This time SpaceX released the best angle yet of the landing—from the rocket…
Time for your daily dose of space porn! Photographer Zach Grether posted photos on his blog of what he said was the landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
When SpaceX managed to safely land its 3rd Falcon 9 rocket ten days ago, Elon Musk tweeted that the company “may need to increase [the] size of [its] rocket storage hangar.” He wasn’t kidding.
Overnight, SpaceX attempted to make its most audacious rocket landing yet on a drone ship. Amazingly, it succeeded.
Will SpaceX manage their next (and even trickier) attempt at landing a rocket neatly on a drone ship? Let’s watch and find out.
Last night, SpaceX released some new information on what it will cost you to send a satellite into orbit aboard their Falcon 9 or Falcon 9 Heavy rockets. The damage? Anywhere from $62 to $90 million.
Yes, we could watch that gif of the Falcon 9 rocket landing itself on a drone ship all day long. But, after watching this string of the last four years of SpaceX’s rockets hurtling through the air, it turns out there’s one thing that’s even better: crashes.
Minutes after a smooth launch of its Dragon spacecraft this afternoon, SpaceX hit a long-standing, elusive goal: It neatly landed the Falcon 9 rocket that had launched the Dragon right down on a drone ship like it was no big deal.
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is making its first cargo trip back to the International Space Station (ISS) since its June attempt ended unexpectedly with the ship exploding itself, and its cargo, in mid-air. Watch today’s launch happen live right here at 4:43 p.m. (EDT). Don’t be late!
For the fifth time in just over a week, SpaceX is trying to launch its Falcon 9 Rocket. Am I stuck in a timeloop? Is any of this real? Am I here? Are you?
SpaceX is making its fourth attempt in less than a week at getting its new Falcon 9 rocket launched. Will it finally make it up? Let’s see! (UPDATE: No, it won’t—the launch was scrubbed yet again, details below.)
SpaceX’s SES-9 mission is slated to launch later today at 6:46pm from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The mission has been scrubbed twice already, so maybe the third time is the charm?
Join us to watch live as SpaceX attempts to launch and land its Falcon 9 Rocket—a launch for which even the company itself says, “a successful landing is not expected.” Oh dear. (Update: With less than two minutes to spare, SpaceX scrubbed the launch for today—scroll down for the details.)
Earlier this month, SpaceX said they were ready to move into mass production with its Falcon 9 rocket. Yeah, no kidding.
It’s been a few really good months for SpaceX, and now, the commercial spaceflight company is kicking rocket production into high gear in anticipation of a packed launch schedule.
SpaceX landed a rocket on a barge this weekend, until it tipped over and exploded. Now the drone ship is back in port with the wreckage on deck. The Falcon 9's engines are looking shockingly intact for surviving launch, reentry, landing, and an explosion!
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 came very close to sticking the landing on a drone barge earlier today, but sadly, in the space industry, second place just gets you a fireworks show.
A rocket is only reusable if it still works after landing. Elon Musk reports that the Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX successfully landed at Cape Canaveral performed well during testing, although with some yet-to-be-explained fluctuations.