Update: SpaceX Falcon 1 Rocket Blew Up, Fourth Time's the Charm?

Bad news for private space flight aficionados-SpaceX's Falcon 1 rocket lifted off live via webcast last night, and then proceded to blow up spectacularly in the sky over the Pacific Ocean. If you were following along on the official SpaceX website, you probably saw this: "20:38 PDT — We have heard from launch control… » 8/03/08 9:01am 8/03/08 9:01am

SpaceX Launches Falcon 1 Into Space, Deemed 95% Successful

Private citizens from space exploration company Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) sent a rocket into space yesterday. The Falcon 1 lifted off the launch pad at 6:10pm California time, and flew 200 miles into space before a malfunction in the second stage sent the spacecraft into a spin. » 3/21/07 10:27am 3/21/07 10:27am

It's In the Can: Masten Space Systems Offers to Launch Your Stuff Into…

Do you want to launch something into space? Anything? You'll be able to do that for $99 with a CanSat module from Masten Space Systems. The company is now selling $99 payload slots, where you put whatever you want into one of the CanSat modules, as long as it doesn't weigh more than 350 grams. If you have some bigger… » 4/13/06 9:47am 4/13/06 9:47am