Category: SpaceX

Elon Musk 'really hopeful' for test launch of Falcon Heavy rocket

Elon Musk 'really hopeful' for test launch of Falcon Heavy rocket
SpaceX is ready to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center, and Elon says he feels, ‘quite giddy and hopeful’ about the flight. To the amusement of the masses, Falcon Heavy will liftoff Tuesday, February 6th at 1:30 PM ET, carrying a Tesla Roadster on-board as the payload. But the debut is more... Read more »

This is Space: Photos of the Orion Nebula, Mars, Virgin Galactic, and Zuma

This week in space photos includes a little bit of everything: a doomed SpaceX launch, a journey through Orion, and underground ice on Mars. I like keeping a close eye on both established and emerging aerospace companies, so there will be an increasing number of technology development photos from space companies. An Artistic Illustration of... Read more »

Final SpaceX Launch of the Year Catches California Off Guard

Final SpaceX Launch of the Year Catches California Off Guard
For it’s final launch of the year, SpaceX sent ten Iridium satellites into orbit aboard a recycled Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California, early Friday evening. California residents are still not used to SpaceX launching rockets in their backyard, made obvious by the flood of social media posts from folks caught... Read more »
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Explosion Destroys AMOS-6 and Facebook Satellites

SpaceX Falcon 9 Explosion Destroys AMOS-6 and Facebook Satellites
SpaceX experienced an anomaly on the launch pad this morning while preparing for a standard static fire test, resulting in the loss of the Falcon 9 AMOS-6 rocket and its payload. The explosion occurred at 9:07 a.m. at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40, where SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rockets, apart... Read more »