Earlier last month, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully landed a new and reusable version of the Falcon 9 rocket's booster stage. The private space-faring company has just released a video of the reusable rocket in action, showcasing technology that might help usher in a new age of space exploration.
The US Defense Department has chosen to open up bidding for two future launches of satellites essential for national security. This could potentially end what billionaire genius Elon Musk has called a "monopoly" of space-related US defense contracts held by Beoing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.
After two days of launch delays, the Antares rocket finally lifted off this past Sunday, starting the second resupply mission for the Orbital Sciences Corporation.
Genius billionaire Elon Musk's space-faring company SpaceX just earned federal approval to build its first personal spaceport in South Texas, paving the way for the future of private space flight.
NASA's prototype Space Launch System (SLS) for future deep space missions has just passed a major milestone on its way to final production.
Just 19 seconds after lift-off, the Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket carrying the SubTec-6 payload crashed down in a pre-designated hazard zone in the Atlantic Ocean. An investigation into what could have caused the rocket to fail mid-flight is ongoing.
NASA has postponed their SubTec-6 rocket launch for the third consecutive time this week after boats wandered into the hazard zone during launch preparations. Poor weather has also marred the test schedule for new sub-orbital rocket technologies, which requires very specific "science conditions."
The historic launch of Russia's new flagship space rocket was postponed Friday just minutes before take-off. The Russian Federal Space Agency has attributed the delay to minor technical issues, and plans to try again on Saturday.