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SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since September blast

Miami - SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched and landed its first unmanned Falcon 9 rocket since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

SpaceX poised to launch for first time since Sept blast

Miami - SpaceX is poised to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, marking its first return to flight since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

SpaceX resumes rocket launches in wake of September explosion

Just four months after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad while undergoing prelaunch testing at Cape Canaveral, the company is ready to resume scheduled launches.

Elon Musk wants a 'popular uprising' against fossil fuel industry

"The fossil fuel industry is the biggest industry in the world," billionaire SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview for the National Geographic documentary "Before the Flood."

Elon Musk's ambitious vision for the future of Mars Colonization

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, speaking to a rapt audience at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today in Guadalajara, Mexico, finally told the world about his company's long-anticipated plans to colonize Mars.

SpaceX successfully test fires Raptor engine for Mars Mission

The first test-firing of the Raptor engine that will launch the company's interplanetary spaceship to Mars was a resounding success tweeted SpaceX CEO Elon Musk late last night.

Spacecom demands $50 million, free flight from SpaceX

Space Communication Ltd is reportedly seeking compensation from SpaceX over last week’s explosion that destroyed the Israeli company’s communications satellite.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

SpaceX rocket explosion at Cape Canaveral days before launch

A rocket ship scheduled to launch on Saturday exploded at Cape Canaveral this morning. There are no reports of injury or death in the incident, which appears to have taken place during routine tests in preparation for take-off.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida on Thursday, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

SpaceX to launch used rocket booster into space for second time

SpaceX is set to usher in a new era in space later this year when it launches a used Falcon 9 rocket booster into space for a second time carrying the SES-10 commercial communications satellite.

SpaceX successfully launches satellite and lands Falcon 9 rocket

Cape Canaveral - They say "practice makes perfect." SpaceX successfully completed its primary mission of delivering a telecommunications satellite into space early this morning and landed the Falcon 9 booster rocket on its drone ship.

SpaceX prepares to test 'Raptor' rocket engine for Mars mission

The ever-optimistic CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, as if you didn't know, is inching ever-closer to realizing his dream of landing humans on Mars. Sources say the company's powerful Raptor engine has been moved to a facility in Texas for testing.

SpaceX crashed its rocket right into the drone ship

After three previous successes in landing a rocket booster on a drone ship, a leftover SpaceX rocket booster crash-landed while trying for a fourth successful attempt.

Musk explains his 'cargo route' to Mars

Washington - SpaceX chief Elon Musk shed light on his new plan to send an unmanned spaceship to Mars as early as 2018, as part of his quest to some day colonize the Red Planet.

'It's not a fake schedule' — Musk to launch crew to Mars by 2024

Rancho Palos Verdes - With NASA not planning on sending people to Mars until at least 2030, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appears to be almost driven in his ambition to get humans to the red planet.

Who will get to Mars first? SpaceX plans on landing in 2018

SpaceX is shooting for a landing on Mars by 2018. This simple sentence was the gist of a statement made by the company's founder, Elon Musk via a Twitter post Wednesday.

SpaceX satellite launch succeeds, but rocket crash lands

Miami - SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite to a distant orbit but failed, as expected, to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform.

At last second, SpaceX delays satellite launch again

Miami - In the very last second before liftoff Sunday, SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket to send a communications satellite into orbit, marking the third delay since last week.

SpaceX rocket landing opens 'new door' to space travel

Miami - SpaceX successfully landed its powerful Falcon 9 rocket for the first time, a major milestone in the drive to cut costs and waste by making rockets as reusable as airplanes.

SpaceX counts down to first rocket launch since blast

Miami - SpaceX on Sunday counted down to its first rocket launch since an explosion after liftoff destroyed its unmanned Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station six months ago.

SpaceX gets new NASA contract to supply space station

Hawthorne - NASA agreed Friday that a private California aerospace company could continue to build an experimental launch vehicle expected eventually to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.

Russian cargo ship brings food to space station, finally

Korolyov - A successful liftoff for a Russian Soyuz rocket on Friday from Kazakhstan was recorded by NASA TV. The mission will deliver a cargo ship loaded with food, water and equipment to the International Space Station.

SpaceX, NASA react to rocket fail and will 'get back to flight'

SpaceX and NASA answered questions about Sunday morning's Falcon 9 rocket explosion, but offered few explanations about why it happened. This is the third consecutive failed cargo mission to the International Space Station.

SpaceX lauch ends in catastrophe: Elon Musk, NASA confirm

SpaceX's resupply mission scheduled for at 10:21 a.m. ET today has hit serious problems. The CRS-7 rocket appears to have broken apart upon launch. A news conference is expected no earlier than 12:30 p.m. ET.

GoPro provides beautiful shots of space as it falls to Earth

Never has a slow descent from orbit seemed so majestic, thanks to footage from a GoPro camera attached to a SpaceX rocket as it slowly falls back to Earth.

SpaceX poised to launch resurrected space weather satellite

Miami - A $340 million sun-observing spacecraft that was initially dreamed up by former US vice president Al Gore is finally poised to launch Sunday after being kept in storage by NASA for years.

SpaceX cargo ship reaches International Space Station

Miami - SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived Monday at the International Space Station, carrying 2.6 tons of food and supplies for the astronauts at the orbiting research laboratory.

SpaceX fails in landmark bid to recycle a rocket

Miami - SpaceX said Saturday it failed in a landmark attempt to recycle its Falcon 9 rocket, after the equipment collided with an ocean platform and broke to pieces.

SpaceX launches cargo to ISS, rocket on recycle test

Miami - SpaceX on Saturday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket on an historic recycling mission, after propelling the Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station.
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The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral  Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is de...
The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is designed to provide breakthrough advances in reliability, cost, flight environment and time to launch.
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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion 3D controllers, holograms - to invent a way to engineer a rocket engine without actually touching it.
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SpaceX rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Every engine for every rocket is tested here before flight.
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Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
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Recently tested Dragon 2’s SuperDraco propulsive landing system at our McGregor  TX facility. Key ...
Recently tested Dragon 2’s SuperDraco propulsive landing system at our McGregor, TX facility. Key for Mars landing.
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Elon Musk at SpaceX control center
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TAKEOFF: Photo shows Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida  where a plann...
TAKEOFF: Photo shows Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where a planned resupply mission to the International Space Station is expected to be launched Thursday.
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Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift  Leap Motion 3D cont...
Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion 3D controllers, holograms - to invent a way to engineer a rocket engine without actually touching it.
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Falcon 1  carrying the RazakSAT satellite  lifted off on July 13  2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
Falcon 1, carrying the RazakSAT satellite, lifted off on July 13, 2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
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Successful launch of Falcon 9
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The first launch of a flight-proven first stage booster will use CRS-8 booster that delivered the Dr...
The first launch of a flight-proven first stage booster will use CRS-8 booster that delivered the Dragon spacecraft to ISS.
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Artist s conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
Artist's conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon capsule attached on top is lifted into the vertical position during a rollout demonstration test at Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Preparations continue for NASA’s first Commercial Resupply Services, or CRS-1, mission to the International Space Station., Oct 2, 2012.
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A rendering of SpaceX's Red Dragon capsule on Mars.
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