After a pair of delays, SpaceX, the space transport company based in Hawthorne, California, successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, propelling the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) deeper into space than the company had ever ventured before.
SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion.
Hawthorne-based SpaceX called off its planned flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday because of rocket trouble.
Elon Musk and his wife are divorcing for a second time.
The unmanned Dragon capsule parachuted into the Pacific, west of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, on Saturday.
SpaceX is one of several private companies competing to build “space taxis” for NASA to replace the retired space shuttle fleet.
Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
Space Exploration Technologies says it has been awarded a contract with Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. to launch a telecommunications satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket in 2015.
A Hawthorne-based space transport company was forced to scrub a privately-financed satellite launch for the second time this week over technical glitches.
A SpaceX rocket carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather launched from the California coast Sunday in what was billed as a test flight.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a “Hyperloop” that would shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through elevated tubes connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule was in Los Angeles Thursday after returning to Earth on Tuesday with a full science load from the International Space Station.
When NASA got out of the Space Shuttle business, it left an opening for aerospace start-up SpaceX to fill the gap.
An unmanned space capsule carrying medical samples from the International Space Station has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, completing the first official private interstellar shipment under a billion-dollar contract with NASA.
NASA will visit SpaceX Thursday to take an up-close look at one of the company’s private dragon capsules.