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HP Envy ISS Printer Becomes First Model To Be Launched To Space

Two HP Envy ISS printers were included in cargo sent to space on April 2 aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The model is the first of its kind designed to meet the challenge of a zero-gravity environment.

Space April 13, 2018

Photographer Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

On the night of the SpaceX rocket launch, Jesse Watson was rolling his time-lapse cameras from a hill in Arizona. What he captured left even his fellow photographers in awe.

Space December 27, 2017

NASA Considers Using Previously Flown SpaceX Rockets For Future ISS Resupply Missions

NASA entertains the idea of using used rockets for future cargo missions as a SpaceX Dragon capsule had its first reflight on Saturday, June 3, aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Reusable spaceflight systems can slash costs of space missions.

Space June 5, 2017

Elon Musk Aiming For Full Rocket Reusability: Wants SpaceX To Attempt Upper Stage Recovery

Elon Musk does not plan to stop at SpaceX’s latest achievement with the reuse of Falcon Heavy. He wants to bring stage 2 back on land.

Space April 2, 2017

SpaceX Falcon 9 Set To Bring Iridium Satellites Into Orbit: Here's How To Watch The Rocket Launch Live

Fresh with a license from the Federal Aviation Administration for a return to flight, SpaceX is with its Falcon 9 rocket will be launching 10 Iridium satellites on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 12:54 p.m. EST. This will be the first ever SpaceX launch after the September explosion that caused it many losses.

Space January 14, 2017

SpaceX Could Launch Falcon 9 Rocket On December 16: Iridium

SpaceX will resume its flight schedule on Dec. 16, following the unfortunate explosion of its reusable Falcon 9 rocket. Iridium Communications will send 10 of its satellites aboard the Falcon 9 rocket into space, a spokesperson said.

Space December 6, 2016

Could SpaceX Resume Its Falcon 9 Rocket Launch In November?

After facing a major setback on Sept. 1, the Elon Musk-led SpaceX is planning to recover and return to flight immediately in November. But could they do it?

Space September 16, 2016

SpaceX Nails Fourth Falcon 9 Rocket Landing On Droneship

On Sunday, SpaceX successfully landed its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a floating droneship after lifting off a Japanese satellite into orbit. This marks the fourth barge landing and the sixth Falcon 9 rocket recovery, officials said.

Space August 15, 2016

SpaceX To Make Fourth Attempt To Launch Satellite On Tuesday

Fourth time's the charm, maybe? SpaceX will once again attempt to launch its SES-9 telecommunications satellite on Tuesday with an earlier launch window. Otherwise, 45th Weather Squadron has a back-up date set on Thursday, both with 80 percent favorable weather.

Space March 1, 2016

Satellite Operator SES Wants To Buy Used SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

Satellite operator SES expressed interest in purchasing a used Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, which it will use for a future launch. It is aspiring to be the first among satellite operators to use the same rocket twice to reach orbit.

FUTURE TECH February 24, 2016

SpaceX Rocket To Shuttle New SES-9 Satellite On Feb. 24: Will Fourth Barge Landing Attempt Succeed?

The Falcon 9 rocket is expected to deliver a new SES-9 satellite into orbit on Feb. 24. Will the fourth barge landing attempt finally land smoothly?

Space February 9, 2016

SpaceX Falcon 9 To Resume Launch Tests In December

Elon Musk's space company SpaceX reports that it will launch commercial satellites for telecommunications firm Orbcomm in December. The scheduled launches will be the first mission for the Falcon 9 rocket following the failed liftoff in June.

Space October 17, 2015

Israeli Team Will Hitch A Ride On SpaceX's Falcon 9: Can They Land Their Spacecraft On The Moon?

Team SpaceIL announced that it is launching its lunar lander into space through the Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX. The company is an Israel-based nonprofit and one of the 16 teams competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE global competition.

FUTURE TECH October 8, 2015

Upcoming SpaceX Launch Delayed For 'Couple More Months'

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell confirmed that the scheduled launch of the space company's Falcon 9 rocket will be delayed by a couple of months after one of its cargo ships bound for the International Space Station suddenly exploded moments after its launch in June.

Space September 1, 2015

This Week In Space: Explosions In Our Sky And Our Sun

It was a rough week for space research in light of the failure of SpaceX's latest mission, but there were still wonders to be found in the night sky and our sun. Plus, the arts and sciences collided with the announcement of plans to send fine art to the moon for the first time.

Space July 3, 2015

Authorities Warn Public Of Dangerous Debris From Rocket Explosion Washing Up On Beaches

Officials from NASA and the U.S. Coast Guard have warned the public about falling debris from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, which exploded and broke apart minutes after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

July 1, 2015

Microsoft Hololens Experiment In Space Goes Up In Smoke Following Rocket Explosion

Two pairs of Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality headsets were part of the space cargo lost in the explosion of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday.

Space July 1, 2015

SpaceX Wants To Beam High-Speed Internet From Space

SpaceX has asked the federal government for permission to start testing on its project to beam high-speed Internet from space, deploying satellites from its Falcon 9 rocket. Elon Musk believes it 'would be like rebuilding the Internet in space.'

FUTURE TECH June 10, 2015

SpaceX Will Kick Off 2015 Space Mission with Jan. 6 Reusable Rocket Launch

The Jan. 6 space mission will attempt to achieve what has never been achieved before: land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean.

Space January 6, 2015

SpaceX Unveils New Floating Rocket Landing Pad

SpaceX founder Musk tweets photo of "autonomous spaceport drone ship." Craft will serve as landing pad for SpaceX reusable rockets on their return from space.

Space November 26, 2014

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches AsiaSat 6 satellite into space

After its Aug. 27 flight postponement, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to launch the AsiaSat 6 commercial satellite into orbit.

Space September 8, 2014

AsiaSat 6 satellite to piggyback SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set for Sunday launch

The Falcon 9 rocket will blast off early Sunday to launch into orbit AsiaSat's communications satellite, which will be used to provide telecommunications services in China and Southeast Asia.

Space September 7, 2014

SpaceX rocket blows up over Texas: 'Rockets are tricky,' says Musk

Test of rocket designed to land back on Earth after missions goes awry as spacecraft explodes during launch. Exact malfunction not clear, rocket maker SpaceX says.

Space August 24, 2014

Russian Angara rocket grounded due to tech glitches

Russia postpones launch of first new rocket design since the Soviet era. Technical glitch aborts launch just before blast-off, rescheduled for next day.

Space June 27, 2014

SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch. New launch target set for early July

SpaceX has delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket for a third consecutive time, which is likely due to a bug in the upper engine. The company expects to have a successful launch on June 24.

FUTURE TECH June 25, 2014

SpaceX Falcon 9 eyes Orbcomm OG2 launch on Saturday: 2nd time lucky?

SpaceX engineers scramble to get Falcon 9 ready after Friday launch scrubbed for technical glitch. Six satellites intended for low Earth orbit are aboard.

Space June 21, 2014

SpaceX wishes ISS a happy Easter, brings 5,000 pounds of supplies and equipment

The SpaceX Falcon 9 has successfully launched on a resupply mission to the ISS. The Dragon Spacecraft is now en route toward the space station.

Space April 19, 2014

SpaceX cargo mission sets sights for Friday launch but weather gods may play spoilsport

Private space launch firm SpaceX is all set to launch cargo craft to the International Space Station. However, the launch attempt could face problems with the weather as thunderstorms and showers are being predicted.

Space April 18, 2014

SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon ISS cargo mission eyes March 30 launch window

The next supply mission to the International Space Station is planned for 30 March. Here's how to pull up a salad and watch it live!

Space March 25, 2014

SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon ISS cargo mission Sunday launch delayed till end of month

A mission to resupply the International Space Station has been delayed for two weeks. When it gets there, a special passenger is going to get a new set of legs.

Space March 15, 2014

SpaceX set to test grasshopper-like landing legs on Falcon 9 rocket

The booster on the next supply mission to the International Space Station by SpaceX will be guided to a soft landing over the water. How could this simple test revolutionize space travel?

Space February 26, 2014

Will it, won't it? SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket eyes Monday launch

SpaceX Falcon 9 is now expected to launch a Thai communications satellite on January 6.

Space January 6, 2014

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket again fails to take off

The Falcon 9 rocket from Space X has failed to take off again after being rescheduled.

Space November 29, 2013

SpaceX reschedules Falcon 9 rocket launch for Thursday following technical glitch

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has been rescheduled for a November 28 launch, following a technical glitch.

Space November 28, 2013

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from California

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday to test upgrades before commercial satellite launch services begin later this year.

Space October 3, 2013

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