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 [...]

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set their sights on space travel, moon mining

November 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

SUMMARY Move over NASA, Silicon Valley is joining the space race. Entrepreneurs from the nation's high-tech hub are designing lunar landers, making plans to mine the moon and gearing up to blast off into commercial space flight. Thuy Vu of KQED reports on how private ventures and investors [...]