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Orbital, NASA Confirm New Launch Window For Cygnus Launch
2014-01-09 05:20:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: January 9, 2014 @ 5:20 a.m. After a scrubbed launch on January 8 due to the increased threat of radiation from a solar flare that occurred on Jan 7, Orbital Sciences has confirmed that it will move the next available launch window of its cargo resupply mission to Thursday, Jan 9 at 1:07 p.m. EST. Thursday’s event will be covered by NASA TV beginning at 12:45 p.m. EST with a post-launch news conference beginning at...

Best Of The Best: The Top NASA Stories For 2013
2013-12-28 07:28:20

[ Watch the Video: 2013 Was A Big Year For NASA ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year, it seems NASA announces several exciting new developments or first-ever achievements and 2013 was no different. From entering into Martian surface to leaving the Solar System, NASA continued to leave its mark on human history this past year. NEW DISCOVERIES In January, the space agency announced it had identified 461 new planet candidates—including four that...

SpaceX Selected To Begin Negotiations For NASA's Launch Complex 39A
2013-12-15 04:15:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has officially decided to begin negotiations with SpaceX over the use and maintenance of Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending a highly-charged selection process. The decision came after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced last week that it had ruled against a challenge to NASA plans brought by Blue Origin, a private space exploration company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos....

2013-12-13 16:21:14

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to begin negotiations on a lease to use and operate historic Launch Complex (LC) 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Permitting use and operation of this valuable national asset by a private-sector, commercial space partner will ensure its continued viability...

Bezos Loses Wrangle Over Launch Pad
2013-12-13 13:07:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced on Friday that it had ruled against a challenge to NASA plans brought by Blue Origin, a private space exploration company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The company had filed a protest with the GAO over NASA’s process for awarding rights to use of an historic Kennedy Space Center launch pad – objecting to NASA administrator Charles Bolden’s comments that Blue Origin said...

Blue Origin Tests Rocket Engine
2013-12-04 12:25:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This is shaping up to be quite a week for Jeff Bezos, as the Amazon founder announced on Tuesday that his aerospace company Blue Origin successfully tested its new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine, designed to take a ship, crew and cargo into sub-orbit. The announcement came just two days after Bezos revealed that Amazon has been testing unmanned delivery drones. In the test, the engine performed a full-mission duty cycle –...

Fourth Time's A Charm As SpaceX Successfully Puts SES-8 In Orbit
2013-12-04 06:10:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX can breathe a sigh of relief after a late day launch on December 3 successfully put its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket into space and set an SES-8 telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). Elon Musk and his space transport company had been trying to put the Luxembourg, Germany-owned SES-8 satellite into orbit since last Monday, Nov 25. But a series of glitches forced SpaceX to scrub three separate...

SpaceX Scrubs Thanksgiving SES-8 Launch Due To Thrust Issues
2013-12-02 09:10:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Update: Monday, Dec 2, 2013 (9:10 a.m.) SpaceX has once again opened a launch window to put an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket along with its SES-8 satellite payload into space. The next scheduled attempt will take place this evening -- Dec 2, 2013. Last Thursday, after the space transport company’s second scrubbed launch attempt, officials said it would likely be a few days before another launch window would open for the...

Explosion At SpaceX McGregor Facility Rattles Central Texas
2013-11-27 13:25:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sleeping residents in McGregor, Texas were rattled awake late Tuesday night (Nov 26) by what was later confirmed as an explosion at SpaceX’s test facility in the Central Texas town. Initially, there was much confusion as to what the noise was and where it came from. People around the region reported hearing a loud noise followed by a vibration. But the incident was not only felt in McGregor. Residents some 20 miles away in...

SES-8 Satellite Launch Scrubbed Due To SpaceX Rocket Malfunction
2013-11-26 06:00:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Update: Nov. 26, 2013 (6:00 a.m.) SpaceX has postponed the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Monday due to a technical issue. During the 65-minute launch window, SpaceX made three attempts to get the rocket off the ground, but on each attempt, mission controllers were met with a glitch. Monday’s launch attempt was to put an SES-owned TV satellite into geostationary transfer orbit some 22,000 miles...


Latest SpaceX Reference Libraries

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

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