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2008-12-20 11:20:00

SpaceX Fulfills Commitment to Deliver Falcon 9 Hardware to Cape by Year-End in Preparation for 2009 Maiden Flight Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) announced the arrival of the Falcon 9 first stage flight tank at SpaceX's newest launch site, Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Dec. 18. Arriving as scheduled, delivery of the Falcon 9 first stage fulfills SpaceX's commitment to having Falcon 9 hardware at the Cape by year-end. "Christmas has arrived a few...

2008-09-09 18:00:05

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has been granted an Operational License by the US Air Force for the use of Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the Florida coast. Receipt of the license, in conjunction with the approved Site Plan, paves the way for SpaceX to initiate Falcon 9 launch operations later this year. "We are developing Falcon 9 to be a valuable asset to the American space launch fleet," said Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX. "The...

2008-08-03 00:00:05

Major milestone achieved towards demonstrating U.S. transport to the International Space Station following retirement of the Space Shuttle SpaceX Diane Murphy, 310-363-6714 VP, Marketing and Communications media@SpaceX.com Logo: http://www.SpaceX.com Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) conducted the first nine engine firing of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle at its Texas Test Facility outside McGregor on July 30th. A second firing on August 1st completed a major NASA...

2008-08-02 13:30:00

They say everything is bigger in Texas, including a rocket designed by the SpaceX Company, that will fly cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). The test-firing demonstration of the Falcon 9 vehicle in Texas met a key goal from NASA, which is partially funding the project. NASA is hoping the Falcon 9 vehicle will fill the mission gap while they develop the successor to the space shuttle. The Ares/Orion successor is not expected to be making missions until 2015, leaving a 5-year break...

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