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SpaceX aborts rocket launch seconds before liftoff, but may still fly Sunday

SpaceX aborts rocket launch seconds before liftoff, but may still fly Sunday Elon Musk's spaceflight company SpaceX just aborted its launch in perhaps the most dramatic way possible.Because the launch window was instantaneous, any hold that would have resulted from investigating the problem during the countdown would effectively abort the launch for the day.

SpaceX plans to send humans on lunar orbit mission in 2018

SpaceX plans to send humans on lunar orbit mission in 2018 The Dragon 2 moon mission will launch on the Falcon Heavy platform.Before humans board the Dragon, SpaceX still has some testing to do.

SpaceX set to actually reuse one of its reusable rockets

SpaceX set to actually reuse one of its reusable rockets The rocket prepped for flight is the second one recovered (the first came down on land, which is far easier).Not only that, it was the very first rocket that was successfully landed on the drone ship.

Elon Musk's SpaceX is betting big on its rocket launch this week

Elon Musk's SpaceX is betting big on its rocket launch this week Elon Musk's SpaceX is about to face one of its biggest tests yet.That booster was brought back to Earth after the launch in April 2016, landing on a drone ship at sea.

SpaceX's launch today could revolutionize the industry: Watch it live

SpaceX's launch today could revolutionize the industry: Watch it live The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company will try to relaunch (and hopefully re-land) a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket booster on its second mission to deliver a satellite to orbit.In the time since that launch and landing, SpaceX has refurbished the rocket stage, testing it out and getting it ready to fly again.

SpaceX will try to launch the first recycled orbital rocket on Thursday evening

SpaceX will try to launch the first recycled orbital rocket on Thursday evening ET, the “flight-proven” Falcon 9 rocket will take off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.As per usual, the launch will be accompanied by a SpaceX webcast that starts about 20 minutes before the launch window opens.

SpaceX launches and lands the same rocket for the 2nd time

SpaceX launches and lands the same rocket for the 2nd time For the first time in its history, the Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company has relaunched a previously flown Falcon 9 booster.This rocket, which flew a payload to orbit in April 2016 for its first flight, launched at 6:37 p.

Get ready to watch the first-ever 360-degree livestream of a rocket launch

Get ready to watch the first-ever 360-degree livestream of a rocket launch On Tuesday morning, NASA will broadcast its first-ever rocket launch livestream in 360-degree video, providing an unprecedented vantage point that will make viewers feel as if they are standing on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.The launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket—aimed at transporting supplies to the International Space Station—is scheduled for a 30-minute window beginning at 11:11 a.

ESA: Time to Get Serious About Removing Space Junk

ESA: Time to Get Serious About Removing Space Junk Scientists have been sounding the alarm about the buildup of space junk for years, a point that was reinforced at the recent European Conference on Space Debris.We’ve launched some 7,000 spacecraft as a species since 1957 when Sputnik kicked off the space race.

SpaceX will try to achieve 2 impressive feats on Sunday

SpaceX will try to achieve 2 impressive feats on Sunday (A Falcon 9 rocket actually launched a couple tiny satellites for the NRO as secondary payloads years ago, but hey, that doesn't count as "major" to us.The Falcon 9 is expected to liftoff at 7 a.

1-Meter Tall Lego Apollo Saturn V Is Ready For Liftoff

1-Meter Tall Lego Apollo Saturn V Is Ready For Liftoff The real Saturn V was a monster.After amassing the required 10,000 votes on Lego Ideas, the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocketed through Lego’s approval process and straight into retail packaging.

SpaceX makes launching a secret satellite and landing a rocket booster look easy

SpaceX makes launching a secret satellite and landing a rocket booster look easy A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took flight into a partly cloudy sky from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday at 7:15 a.spy agency to orbit before turning around and heading back to Earth for a picture perfect daylight landing at the Cape.

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth after launching a secret payload for the U.The landing — back on solid ground at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida — looked surreal against the backdrop of a clear blue sky just after sunrise.

SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite, Streams Full Falcon 9 Landing

SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite, Streams Full Falcon 9 Landing The company has just completed its first launch for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is part of the Department of Defense.The NRO is responsible for launching shadowy spy satellites, like NROL-76 that was just deployed by SpaceX.

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core The rocket has been inching closer to completion ever since, and now SpaceX has successfully tested the Falcon heavy’s core rocket module in a so-called static fire test.The Falcon Heavy will essentially be three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together.

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time Most commercial rockets have a carbo capacity measured in tons, but the new Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab is designed for lighter duty.The company is looking into the specifics, but reaching space on its very first launch isn’t bad.

Worse than Wrist Rockets

Worse than Wrist Rockets i told my friends i'd go 2 the bars tonight 9 mns agoDancing on the graves of the deceased 12 mns agoThe Donald Trump Jr "Scandal" of the New York Times Isn't a Scand 24 mns agoThat one guy that won't share 31 mns agoThe differences in how Americans say things 36 mns agoAnother Grem for the collection 40 mns agoYes, every now and again that sword comes up at Walt Disney World 46 mns ago

4 private spaceflight companies you need to know about

4 private spaceflight companies you need to know about Almost any space nerd will tell you that the future of the space industry hinges upon private spaceflight.What do they want to do?

Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new Rocket Factory

Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new Rocket Factory Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is looking pretty jacked lately, and like so many other fitness buffs, Bezos decided to join Instagram to show off his assets — but his first post isn't quite what you might expect from a fitness guru.The private space company hopes to compete with SpaceX to send rockets to the moon (among other things) in the not-so-distant future.