December 2013

SpaceX Retargets Commercial Comsat Launch

December 3rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a commercial communications satellite is now targeted for Tuesday evening, company officials said Monday, giving engineers more time to review data in the wake of a Thanksgiving Day launch abort and work over the weekend to clean and inspect the booster's engines. [...]

November 2013

Holiday travelers trump SpaceX launch plans

November 27th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Concerned a rocket launch might add more congestion to the skies during Thanksgiving week, federal regulators blocked SpaceX's bid to launch a commercial broadcasting satellite Tuesday and Wednesday, two of the busiest travel days of the year SpaceX scrubbed a launch attempt Monday after a litany of technical problems triggered [...]

Falcon 9 rocket launch scrubbed until Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , |

SpaceX called off launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with a commercial telecommunications satellite Monday after several technical problems held up the countdown, delaying the flight until Thanksgiving Day. After an initial delay to give engineers time to study a concern with a valve on the Falcon 9 rocket's first [...]

World View Wants To Take You To Space Without Rockets

November 25th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , |

For private citizens who want to go into space, the options are pretty limited right now. In the near future, though, that’s bound to change, as a number of companies are actively working on offering manned commercial space flight. Among those companies, though, probably one of the most intriguing is [...]