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SpaceX test rocket makes vertical takeoff and landing

In November 2012 SpaceX’s Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) flies nearly two stories (17.7 feet/5.4 meters). Duration was 8 seconds using closed loop thrust vector and throttle…

SpaceX’s Dragon Docks with Space Station

( NASA) HOUSTON — The Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station at 8:03 a.m. CDT Wednesday, a key milestone in a new…

Falcon 9 Rocket Engine Failure During Launch to Space Station

Main payload will reach ISS but secondary Orbcomm satellite did not attain needed orbit Yesterdays launch of the Falcon 9 rocket at first appeared picture perfect but you an clearly…

U.S. Rockets back into space with Falcon 9 Launch

This evening at 8:35pm edt. the first commercial re-supply mission to the International Space Station had a picture perfect launch and a flawless ride for the Dragon capsule to orbit….

SpaceX wins $440 Million Contract to Return Astronauts to Space.

Hawthorne, CA – According to the SpaceX Web site on August third Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) won a $440 million contract with NASA to develop the successor to the Space…

NASA Commercial Partner SpaceX Completes Dragon Design Review

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with…

SPACEX MERLIN 1D ENGINE ACHIEVES FULL MISSION DURATION FIRING

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA – Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announces that its Merlin 1D engine has achieved a full mission duration firing and multiple restarts at target thrust and specific impulse…

Virgin Galactic has Successful Glide Test of Space Ship Two

Virgin Galactic   had a successful drop test if its passenger-carrying suborbital space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2) on June 26, 2012. They report on there website that they have had seven successful…