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SpaceX Rocket Launch Postponed Until July

SpaceX Rocket Launch Postponed Until July

By Ellisha Rader Mannering June 25, 2014

The SpaceX launch that was planned for Sunday was postponed after a pre-flight check showed an area of concern. SpaceX said that they planned to try the launch again on Tuesday, as long as everything was working correctly, but they …

Space Tourism via Balloon Coming Space Tourism via Balloon Coming

World View Enterprises announced plans Tuesday to send people into the stratosphere using a hot air balloon, in place of any sort of rocket. Jane Poynter, CEO of the Tucson, Arizona-based firm says that the 4-hour trip 19 miles up …

SpaceX Launching Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket SpaceX Launching Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket

Elon Musk’s privately-owned Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) plans to test an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday from California, as part of its push into the satellite launch market. The modified, 22-story Falcon 9 will carry Canada’s Cassiope science satellite, …

Orbital Sciences Sends Unmanned Craft to ISS Orbital Sciences Sends Unmanned Craft to ISS

The AP reported yesterday that the Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully launched a rocket from the eastern shore of Virginia. The occasion was marked, as most occasions are, by a tweet: We have #Cygnus separation! Look out ISS, here we come. …

SpaceX's Grasshopper Rocket Now Moves Sideways SpaceX's Grasshopper Rocket Now Moves Sideways
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is doing some incredible things with its Falcon 9 test rig, codenamed “Grasshopper.” Last month, we saw it launch 325m into the air, stall and seemingly float in midair, and then land back on its launch pad. …

Musk's Hyperloop Has Generated Massive Search Buzz Musk's Hyperloop Has Generated Massive Search Buzz

Elon Musk revealed plans for the Hyperloop transportation system on Monday. This, if built, will transport travelers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in about a half hour’s time. Naturally, the project – the brainchild of the man behind SpaceX, …

Sarah Palin, Tesla CEO Trade Social Media Jabs Sarah Palin, Tesla CEO Trade Social Media Jabs
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Sarah Palin, the political pundit who gave up on governing the state of Alaska, this week issued yet another political rant through her Facebook page. In it, she excoriated President Obama for attempting to “pick ‘winners and losers’ in the …

SpaceX Problem Alters Dragon Capsule Schedule SpaceX Problem Alters Dragon Capsule Schedule

The second SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) began early this morning as a Falcon 9 rocket lifted the Dragon capsule into orbit. Though the launch was successful, a problem with three of the capsule’s four thruster …

NASA Issues Contracts For Future Manned Spaceflights NASA Issues Contracts For Future Manned Spaceflights

NASA today announced that it has awarded three different companies contracts to develop technology that will enable commercial manned spaceflight from U.S. soil. The Boeing Company, Sierra Nevada Corporation Space System, and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) were all contracted for …

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With the ISS SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With the ISS

The Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The docking represents another as-planned step in what is NASA’s first privatized cargo and resupply mission under its Commercial Resupply Services contract, after …

SpaceX Resupply Mission Launch a Success SpaceX Resupply Mission Launch a Success

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) yesterday evening launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit from Cape Canaveral. The Dragon was lifted by a Falcon 9 rocket at 8:35 am, right on schedule. The vehicle carries cargo and supplies bound for the International …

NASA Preparing For Privatized ISS Resupply Launch NASA Preparing For Privatized ISS Resupply Launch
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NASA this week is preparing for the first SpaceX launch under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. NASA has not had the capability, on its own, to deliver and return cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) since …

Uwingu Crowdfunds The Future Of Space Exploration Uwingu Crowdfunds The Future Of Space Exploration

For years, we’ve entrusted the future of space exploration to public agencies and they have done a great job. NASA was able to land on the moon, send a rover to Mars, and make a satellite out of Android phone …

NASA Enlists SpaceX To Send Americans Back To Space NASA Enlists SpaceX To Send Americans Back To Space

SpaceX is doing it. The company created by PayPal/Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk, is going to send people into space. Follow @SpaceX SpaceX @SpaceX SpaceX Selected by @NASA to Return Americans to Space! http://t.co/1yvIHDqO  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite1 hour …

SpaceX Tests Its New Rocket "Merlin 1D" [Video] SpaceX Tests Its New Rocket "Merlin 1D" [Video]

SpaceX continues to push its space dominating agenda forward with its newest test of the ‘Merlin 1D” rocket propulsion system. Building on the technology from its previous 3 launches, including the historic launch and recovery of the Dragon capsule, the …

Lunar Orbit Trip For You To Cost $100 Million Lunar Orbit Trip For You To Cost $100 Million

SInce the dawn of human space flight, I would highly doubt that there is a single human that hasn’t at least once in their life looked at the moon and thought, “I’d love to go there.” With new advances in …

SpaceX's Success May Lead To Military Contracts SpaceX's Success May Lead To Military Contracts

SpaceX made history 2 weeks ago becoming the very first private company to launch a capsule into space and have it dock with the International Space Station. Now that the Dragon has successfully returned to earth, SpaceX can start working …