Stories tagged: spacex
Mon., May 14, 2018
Mueller, who was the commencement guest speaker Saturday at the UI’s graduation ceremonies in the Kibbie Dome, is the co-founder of SpaceX and a 1985 graduate from UI with a …
Fri., May 11, 2018
SpaceX lifted Bangladesh’s first satellite into orbit Friday using an upgraded rocket designed for dozens of repeat flights including back-to-back, same-day launches.
UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018
When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea – keep the propellant …
Fri., March 30, 2018
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 next-generation satellites Friday for Iridium Communications from California.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018
An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
A SpaceX “Starman” is aboard the company’s new rocket that’s set to make its launch debut from Florida.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket is set to make its first test flight this week.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
SpaceX defended its rocket performance during the weekend launch of a secret U.S. satellite, responding Tuesday to media reports that the satellite codenamed Zuma was lost.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
SpaceX has launched a secret satellite codenamed Zuma on its first flight of the new year.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
SpaceX unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket on Wednesday, a month before its first launch.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
SpaceX racked up another first Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
SpaceX is investigating why one of its rocket engines exploded during a test fire earlier this week at the company’s facility in Texas, the company confirmed Wednesday.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Elon Musk says his next spaceship could take you the moon and Mars – and New York to London in 29 minutes
In addition to helping create a city on the Red Planet, Elon Musk said, the next rocket he intends to build would also be capable of helping create a base …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
Boeing Co. and SpaceX are relying on the tried-and-true design as the two companies each develop spacecraft under NASA contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
SpaceX launched the Air Force’s super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit.
Wed., July 5, 2017
SpaceX has launched a communication satellite on the third try.
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.
Mon., May 1, 2017
SpaceX launched a top-secret spy satellite for the U.S. government Monday morning and then successfully landed the booster for recycling.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX successfully launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. The Falcon 9 …
Sun., March 19, 2017
A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017
SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. Everything went smoothly the …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA’s historic moon pad.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Four NASA astronauts who hope to travel to the International Space Station next year aboard “private space taxis” are in water-survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
SpaceX has landed a new order from satellite operator Iridium Communications Inc. to launch five satellites. The Hawthorne space company already had a contract with Iridium for a total of …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar …