Orbital Sciences Sends its First Commercial Cargo Ship 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, and It’s Incredible [VIDEO]

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.…

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Has Generated Massive Search Buzz, Yahoo Says

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, 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

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 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 International Space Station

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 Launch a Success, to Dock With Space Station on Wednesday

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 Next Week

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 Looks To Crowdfunding For 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…