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  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 certified for NASA’s most critical scientific missions

    Jason RhianNovember 9th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket continues to shine in the eyes of the public, fans and those who have payloads that they need sent to orbit. NASA has now deemed the rocket worthy to carry some of its most important missions.

  • Shotwell, Cabana discuss SpaceX’s future

    Bart LeahyFebruary 18th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — In front of Launch Complex 39A, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell, along with space center Director Bob Cabana, answered questions from a mixed crowd of journalists and invited social media enthusiasts.

  • SpaceX to launch from LC39A before year’s end?

    Jason RhianOctober 25th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — After the loss of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the $195 million Amos-6 satellite it carried on Sept. 1, 2016, an array of ideas permeated the internet as to how and when the NewSpace firm might return to flight. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to SpaceX and received a reply as to when the firm is currently eyeing to return the vehicle to service.

  • Work on SpaceX’s Boca Chica launch site continues

    Juan Diego DelagarzaSeptember 14th, 2016

    BOCA CHICA, Texas — A recent visit to the SpaceX Launch Site at Boca Chica Beach in Texas revealed that efforts to have the NewSpace firm's Falcon 9 fly from the Lone Star State are steadily moving forward. Heavy equipment on site at two locations show that development of the property has begun.

  • First flight of SpaceX Falcon Heavy moves to NET November 2016

    Jason RhianMarch 13th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The first flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been moved to NET November 2016. The company's newest rocket is slated to launch from historic Launch Complex 39A located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Pad Abort Test sets stage for SpaceX’s Commercial Crew efforts

    Scott JohnsonMay 5th, 2015

    Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX‘s) upcoming pad abort test represents the company’s next payment milestone under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP). With this test looming, it seemed an appropriate time to step back and take a “big-picture” look at SpaceX’s history with the CCP, where it stands now, and what’s yet to be done.

  • 31st Space Symposium: New ULA rocket announcement expected later today

    Scott JohnsonApril 13th, 2015

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — SpaceFlight Insider has arrived in Colorado Springs for the Space Foundation‘s annual Space Symposium  – “the premier U.S. space policy and program forum.” The conference has generated added interest this year with United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) scheduled announcement of the particulars concerning its new booster, the Next Generation Launch System or “NGLS.” The […]

  • “Space Invaders” party hosted by SpaceX

    Scott JohnsonMarch 17th, 2015

    Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) appears be picking up the pace – in launches and parties. In December, we reported on an “epic” holiday party hosted by SpaceX near its Hawthorne, CA, headquarters. Just last night, the company hosted a “Space Invaders” themed function at the Satellite 2015 Conference and Exhibition in Washington, DC. As in […]

  • Review: SpaceX receives billion dollar investment from Google and Fidelity

    Scott JohnsonJanuary 23rd, 2015

    On Jan. 19, technology blog “The Information” first reported that Google was “close to investing in rocket maker SpaceX [(Space Exploration Technologies Corporation)].” The Information stated that “[t]he purpose of a deal, which is still in the works, is to support the development of SpaceX satellites that could beam low-cost Internet around the globe to […]

  • SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell makes case for Livestream policies

    Collin SkocikJune 27th, 2014

    Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX ) President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell discussed her company’s public relations issues in the wake of a recent series of launch scrubs and changes to the company’s webcasting policies. She appeared with John Batchelor and David Livingston on the podcast The John Batchelor Show where she attempted to answer to complaints from the […]

  • SpaceX to test ‘game-changing’ rocket engine at Stennis’ E-2 Test Stand

    Scott JohnsonApril 23rd, 2014

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA in the fall of 2013 to enable the company to test components of its new liquid oxygen (LOX) and methane powered “Raptor” engine on the E-2 test stand at the space agency’s Stennis Space Center located in south […]

  • SpaceX President Shotwell talks recovery efforts during recent ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Jason RhianApril 21st, 2014

    Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) President and Chief Executive Officer Gwynne Shotwell answered the question that is on many a space enthusiasts minds this week – what happened in terms of the company’s efforts to recover the first stage of the Falcon 9 v1.1 booster that launched on Friday April 18 at 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 […]

  • SpaceX Dragon Easter Egg reveals needed supplies for Expedition 39 crew

    SpaceFlight InsiderApril 21st, 2014

    Most of us here on Earth dream of chocolate bunnies and candy eggs as Easter treats, but the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were awaiting the arrival of much-needed supplies on Easter Sunday. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata successfully captured the cargo vehicle using the station’s Canadarm2 at 7:14 a.m. EDT (1114 GMT). The […]

  • Falcon 9 v1.1 with Dragon roars (loudly) to ISS on CRS-3 resupply mission

    Jason RhianApril 18th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and NASA launched the third of the company’s Dragon spacecraft under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract that the NewSpace firm has with the space agency. Liftoff occurred right on time at 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 GMT), marking the fourth time overall that a Dragon […]

  • SpaceX Launch of CRS-3 set for Friday, with spacewalk for following Wednesday

    Jason RhianApril 16th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) have announced that they will attempt to launch the Falcon 9 v1.1 with its payload of a Dragon spacecraft carrying more than 4,500 lbs of supplies to the International Space Station on Friday, April 18 at 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 GMT). This will mark at […]