SpaceX Rocket Ocean Landing

Watch every angle of SpaceX’s historic rocket landing captured in a 360-degree video

By on May 2, 2016 at 1:23 PM.

Watch every angle of SpaceX’s historic rocket landing captured in a 360-degree video

After a number of dispiriting rocket landing failures, SpaceX has been on something of a roll lately. This past December, SpaceX successfully nailed its first rocket landing when it managed to launch a Falcon 9 into space and bring the booster back down to earth, landing it on a concrete landing pad.

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SpaceX Mars Mission Date 2018

SpaceX will try to send a spacecraft to Mars by 2018

By on April 27, 2016 at 12:43 PM.

SpaceX will try to send a spacecraft to Mars by 2018

Right on the heels of its first successful sea landing, SpaceX announced on Wednesday that it is planning to send a Dragon spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018. SpaceX says that the proposed Red Dragon craft will inform the “overall Mars architecture,” but has yet to release any details about the mission.

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SpaceX Rocket Landing Photos

SpaceX releases incredible photos of its historic Falcon 9 sea landing

By on April 11, 2016 at 11:19 AM.

SpaceX releases incredible photos of its historic Falcon 9 sea landing

SpaceX was contracted for a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, and in order to cut down on the exorbitant cost of space travel, the aerospace company has been trying to safely land and recover rockets for reuse in future missions. After months of failed attempts, SpaceX finally managed to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a barge in the middle of the sea on Friday afternoon. More →

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SpaceX ISS Supply Mission BEAM

Watch live as SpaceX launches a rocket headed for the ISS

By on April 8, 2016 at 4:20 PM.

Watch live as SpaceX launches a rocket headed for the ISS

Just before 5:00 p.m. EDT today, a SpaceX rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida and it will include a critical payload for the International Space Station. The SpaceX rocket will deliver an expandable habitat that can expand to five times the size of its compressed state after 45 minutes. NASA continues to test ways to expand living quarters in space in preparation for deep space missions. More →

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Stream

Watch SpaceX attempt to launch the Falcon 9 rocket for the fifth time in two weeks

By on March 4, 2016 at 5:50 PM.

Watch SpaceX attempt to launch the Falcon 9 rocket for the fifth time in two weeks

After trying and failing to launch the Falcon 9 rocket four times since late February, SpaceX will once again attempt to send its SES-9 commercial telecommunications satellite into space later today (barring any further complications).

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SpaceX Ocean Platform Landing How To Watch

How to watch SpaceX’s latest attempt to land a rocket on ocean platform

By on February 25, 2016 at 6:15 PM.

How to watch SpaceX’s latest attempt to land a rocket on ocean platform

SpaceX is going to try landing a rocket on a floating platform again on Thursday evening and you can tune in to watch a live broadcast of the company’s latest attempt at 6:46 p.m. ET either on YouTube or on SpaceX’s own website. The landing will be part of a launch in which SpaceX deploys some new satellite equipment for broadcast and ISP operations and it is expected to last about 90 minutes in total. More →

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SpaceX Rocket Explosion

Watch SpaceX’s rocket explode after coming painfully close to nailing its landing

By on January 18, 2016 at 9:33 AM.

Watch SpaceX’s rocket explode after coming painfully close to nailing its landing

It was a bittersweet weekend for SpaceX. On one hand, the company on Sunday afternoon successfully launched a weather satellite into orbit. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the company’s third attempt to safely bring back a rocket booster and have it safely land on a floating ocean barge ended in an explosion.

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SpaceX Failed Landing

SpaceX rocket fails to land on ocean barge; legs damaged upon ‘hard landing’

By on January 17, 2016 at 3:02 PM.

SpaceX rocket fails to land on ocean barge; legs damaged upon ‘hard landing’

Less than a month ago, SpaceX made history when it launched a Falcon 9 rocket up into space and successfully managed to bring the booster back down to earth, landing it safely on a concrete landing pad.

Earlier today, SpaceX was at it again, only this time it was attempting to land a booster on a floating barge – or a ‘droneship’ as SpaceX calls it – in the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, though, things did not exactly go as planned as one of the booster’s landing legs broke upon impact. This marks the third time SpaceX has tried and failed to nail a ocean-based landing.

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SpaceX Rocket Launch Video

SpaceX releases never-before-seen footage of last month’s rocket landing

By on January 12, 2016 at 6:55 PM.

SpaceX releases never-before-seen footage of last month’s rocket landing

Late last month as 2015 was drawing to a close, SpaceX finally pulled off a successful rocket landing. It was the second such feat, and the news was huge — reusable rockets have long been a holy grail of sorts for the space industry as they stand to dramatically reduce the cost of space exploration.

We’ve already seen an earlier video of the takeoff and historic landing, but now SpaceX has released new video footage that has never been seen before. More →

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Rocket Launches 2015 Video

Nearly every rocket launch of 2015 collected in one explosive video

By on January 8, 2016 at 2:35 PM.

Nearly every rocket launch of 2015 collected in one explosive video

There were 87 rocket launches in 2015.

You probably remember several of them, from the spectacular failures to the stunning triumphs, but did you realize how many rockets we launched last year? We averaged a new launch nearly every four days in 2015.

And now we have a video compilation of all but one of them.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk eyes city on Mars after successful rocket landing

By on December 22, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk eyes city on Mars after successful rocket landing

SpaceX’s audacious vertical rocket landing on Monday lays a critical foundation for reusable rockets that could help humans colonize Mars, according to the company’s CEO Elon Musk.

“This is a critical step towards establishing a city on Mars,” he said, during a conference call with reporters after Monday’s launch. “Without [reusable rockets], it would be unaffordable – it dramatically improves my confidence that a city on Mars is possible, it’s what all this is about.”

After successfully sending its Falcon 9 rocket into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida on the satellite launch mission, the company landed a 15-story leftover booster rocket back on Earth. More →

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