Articles Tagged: SpaceX

Awesome SpaceX Images Show How Its Dragon Spaceship Will Land on Mars

A gallery of gorgeous new images shows a cone-shaped space capsule shooting like a meteor through the atmosphere of Mars, and descending quickly toward the surface before its thrusters set it down gently in the middle of a rocky, uninhabited landscape. The human crew prepares to set food on the Red Planet.

‘Red Dragon’ Mars Sample-Return Mission Could Launch by 2022

A mission that uses SpaceX’s Dragon capsule to help bring chunks of Mars rock back to Earth for analysis could launch as early as 2022, researchers say. This “Red Dragon” project — which remains a concept at the moment, not an approved mission — would grab samples collected by NASA’s 2020 Mars rover and send them rocketing back toward Earth, where researchers could scrutinize the material for possible signs of past Red Planet life.

The Tiny Town That Hates Elon Musk

People who live in Boca Chica Village, all 26 of them, knew Elon Musk’s SpaceX company would put the South Texas town on the map after it was selected last year as the world’s first commercial rocket-launch site. Now, many want SpaceX gone and their obscurity back.

SpaceX is getting ready to launch its Falcon Heavy – the world’s most powerful operational rocket

Not one to be perturbed by a couple of missed landings, SpaceX – the space company founded by Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk – has announced plans to attempt one of its boldest rocket launches yet: sending the Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, into space for the first time.

Elon Musk reveals cause of SpaceX explosion

Elon Musk says SpaceX has pinned down what probably caused the company’s rocket to explode minutes after liftoff. After reviewing data from the failed mission to the International Space Station, Musk says it looks like a two-foot-long metal bar called a strut failed.

SpaceX: “No clear theory” explains Falcon 9 failure

There’s still no obvious explanation for a Falcon 9 rocket’s failure minutes after a June 28 launch from Cape Canaveral, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said today. “In this case, the data does seem to be quite difficult to interpret,” he said. “Whatever happened is clearly not a sort of simple, straightforward thing.”

Air Force ‘Invited’ To Observe Investigation Of SpaceX Launch Failure

Word from the Air Force is that SpaceX “remains certified” to launch the nation’s most expensive and heaviest intelligence and Air Force satellites. It took a few days, which is not surprising how politically and legally sensitive everything involving Elon Musk and SpaceX national security launch certification is and will be, but we got responses from Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, commander of Space and Missile Systems Center, about SpaceX certification and the effects of the destruction of the CRS-7 mission to resupply the International Space Station.

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