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SpaceX has finally nailed reusable rockets with latest Falcon 9 landing

SpaceX has finally nailed reusable rockets with latest Falcon 9 landing After several near misses, the Falcon 9 rocket delivered its payload to orbit, then successfully landed on a drone ship, ready for refurbishment and reuse.However, SpaceX also took the opportunity to attempt another vertical landing with the Falcon 9 first stage.

SpaceX announces plans to launch Mars mission in 2018

SpaceX announces plans to launch Mars mission in 2018 Now, it’s more than just vague talk — SpaceX has announced plans to launch a Mars mission in 2018.It consists of three Falcon 9-derived cores in the first stage, each with nine Merlin 1D engines.

SpaceX’s second Falcon 9 landing in a row is even more impressive than the first

SpaceX’s second Falcon 9 landing in a row is even more impressive than the first Without the hype from the last landing attempt, SpaceX just landed its second Falcon 9 in a row on its unmanned sea platform.The Falcon 9 was launched overnight on Friday to carry a Japanese commercial satellite into a geosynchronous orbit.

Watch NASA test the world’s largest solid rocket booster today live

A spectacular test is scheduled for today at Orbital ATK’s Utah rocket facility where the world’s largest solid rocket booster (SRB) will be fired.The SLS boosters are based on the SRBs that flew on the Space Shuttle missions.

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world One of NASA’s main focuses right now is the development of the Space Launch System (SLS).It’s a super heavy-lift launch vehicle class of rocket, intended to take both cargo and crew into space.

NASA orders second manned ISS mission from SpaceX

NASA orders second manned ISS mission from SpaceX NASA has confirmed that it is ordering a second manned flight to the space station from the private space firm headed by Elon Musk.It has already secured two manned launches to the ISS.

SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes on launch pad destroying Facebook communication satellite

SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes on launch pad destroying Facebook communication satellite The spacecraft exploded while still on the launchpad in preparation for a launch this weekend at Cape Canaveral, Florida.Facebook and satellite provider Eutelsat spent $95 million to license satellite’s Ka-band communications array for five years.

Why did the Falcon 9 blow up? Elon Musk wants your help to find out

Why did the Falcon 9 blow up? Elon Musk wants your help to find out But they were tanking up the Falcon 9 first stage with LOX oxidizer and RP-1 kerosene when something went wrong.“Still working on the Falcon fireball investigation,” said Musk.

SpaceX blames recent rocket explosion on helium tank breach

SpaceX blames recent rocket explosion on helium tank breach Several weeks ago, SpaceX suffered another blow to its efforts to make private spaceflight a viable business when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad during a pre-flight test.The explosion resulted in the loss of the rocket and the payload, a satellite that was to be used for Facebook’s internet.

Elon Musk lays out SpaceX’s incredible plan for colonizing Mars

Elon Musk lays out SpaceX’s incredible plan for colonizing Mars Before he got into talking about the Interplanetary Transport System, Musk explained why Mars would be the ideal target for human colonization efforts instead of the moon, for instance.By increasing the temperature of Mars, Musk says the atmosphere could be thickened and enriched with oxygen.

Blue Origin successfully tests launch escape system in flight

Blue Origin successfully tests launch escape system in flight Private space firm Blue Origin doesn’t get as much attention as SpaceX, with all its missions to the International Space Station and plans for Mars colonization.Still, Blue Origin is doing some fascinating things.

SpaceX says recent rocket explosion the result of helium loading issue

SpaceX says recent rocket explosion the result of helium loading issue It has been almost two months since a SpaceX rocket exploded during launch preparation, taking a Facebook internet satellite along with it.The company has been hard at work to track down the cause of the failure, and SpaceX now says the explosion was caused by a helium loading issue.