Companies split contract for first manned American spaceflight program since 2011
Plane video captures supersonic re-entry and controlled descent
‘At this point, we are highly confident of being able to land successfully on a floating launch pad or back at the launch site’
‘Maybe, to some degree, this helps revive the dream of Apollo’
The ULA rocket deal that has Elon Musk in a fury looks like other Boeing contracting scandals
A marriage of convenience between American crony capitalism and Russian gangster capitalism
‘Tax liabilities represent a devastating cost for this important California industry’
No more ‘thumbing rides from the Russians’
Says rocket competitor is ‘at Putin’s mercy’
SpaceX is looking to break the monopoly United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, has on flying big U.S. military satellites.
A commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station following a successful liftoff early Tuesday, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight
The U.S. company is the first private business to attempt to launch a spacecraft with supplies to the International Space Station.
SpaceX is one of two private companies with contracts to provide unmanned space cargo flights to the space station for NASA.
NASA’s CCDev program is part of the agency’s drive to fund the development of commercial replacements for the space shuttle to deliver people and payloads into low earth orbit.
SpaceX and several other companies are competing to be the first to operate a private capsule that could tote astronauts and cargo to the ISS, after NASA retired its shuttle program last year.
The Dragon spacecraft will be first private ship to go to the station.