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  • SpaceX to use Launch Complex 39A for Falcon Heavy – sets first launch in first quarter of 2015

    Scott JohnsonApril 16th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – On Monday, April 14, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) signed a 20 year lease agreement with NASA for the use of its Pad “A” located at Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC) Launch Complex 39 (LC-39A),  the pad from which all Apollo Moon landing missions, and many space shuttle  missions, departed the planet.

  • Helium leak causes further delay for SpaceX’s CRS-3 mission to ISS

    Jason RhianApril 14th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies hopes that they could conduct the third flight under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract that the company has with NASA were dashed by a helium leak in the Falcon 9 v1.1’s first stage. The technical issue forced a scrubbed to be called just shy of […]

  • NASA/SpaceX highlight science payload for CRS-3 mission

    Scott JohnsonApril 14th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – On Sunday afternoon, in the lead up to  Monday’s anticipated SpaceX launch, NASA held a news briefing to shed some light on a few of the science payloads being flown to the International Space Station  (ISS) on the CRS-3 mission.

  • NASA “Good to go” to support SpaceX launch of Falcon 9 v1.1 with Dragon on CRS-3 mission

    Jason RhianApril 13th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has, after a number of delays, one of the company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 boosters ready to carry out  the Commercial Resupply 3 (CRS-3) mission. Launch is currently slated to take place from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Florida at 4:58 p.m. EDT (2058 […]

  • Launch Viewing Guide: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 with CRS-3

    Jason RhianApril 11th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is preparing to launch one of the company’s upgraded Falcon 9 rockets. This particular F9 will launch a Dragon spacecraft, filled with approximately 4,600 lbs of supplies to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 will fly in the v1.1 configuration (that’s rocket scientist speak for a […]

  • SpaceX reschedules CRS 3 launch for April 14

    James TuttenApril 5th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has confirmed the rescheduled launch for their third contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX CRS-3, is now set for Monday, April 14 at 4:58 p.m. EDT. This launch will come after nearly a month of delays concerning multiple issues with both range […]

  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to sport landing legs for NASA CRS 3 mission to ISS

    Jason RhianFebruary 24th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is implementing plans to have the next of the firm’s highly-successful Falcon 9 (F9) launch vehicles have landing gear affixed to the rocket. The purpose of this system is to have the F9 v1.1 return to Earth, landing safely back at the launch pad at Cape […]

  • SpaceX could launch rocket from Spaceport America in December

    Jim SharkeyOctober 19th, 2013

    Gwynne Shotwell, president and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, announced on Wednesday that SpaceX’s  reusable Grasshopper rocket could begin test flights from Spaceport America in Las Cruces, N.M. in late December. Shotwell was in Las Cruces for the annual International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight. SpaceX has made a three-year agreement to lease land and facilities at […]

  • SpaceX’s Grasshopper – ‘hops’ a little further

    Jason RhianOctober 13th, 2013

    httpv:// Video courtesy of SpaceX Space Exploration Technologies or “SpaceX” has successfully sent its Grasshopper test article – higher than ever before. The rocket soared some 744 meters skyward, according to a statement issued by the commercial space company. The test was conducted at the company’s Macgregor, Texas facility on Monday October 7.