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Watch SpaceX Try To Land A Rocket On A Drone Ship (Again)

OK, let’s try this again. After one near miss resulting in a disastrous but honestly pretty cool explosion and delay after delay from weather (including yesterday), SpaceX is going to try to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a remote drone ship beginning at 4.10pm EDT (6.10am AEST).


Watch SpaceX Try To Land A Rocket On A Drone Ship [Update: It's A No-Go]

Third time’s a charm. After one near miss resulting in a disastrous but honestly pretty cool explosion and another delay from some gusty winds, SpaceX is going to try to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a remote drone ship beginning at 4.33pm EDT (6.33am AEST).


Watch How SpaceX's Falcon 9 Deploys A Communications Satellite 

Video: On March 1 SpaceX’s Falcon 9 deployed two all-electric communication satellites to a supersynchronous transfer orbit. This is the second: The EUTELSAT 115 West B. According to EUTELSAT’s website it “will provide the Americas with new satellite capacity to reach markets serving high-growth data, video, mobility and government applications.”


Watch Live As SpaceX Attempts To Land A Rocket On A Drone Ship...Again

With a little bit of luck, SpaceX just might make history today.


SpaceX Is Testing Autonomous Space Rocket Landing Ships

Elon Musk’s list of crazy/brilliant inventions is getting pretty lengthy, but he’s decided to add to the list with the Saturday afternoon unveiling of “X-wing config” wings for the Falcon 9 rocket, and a self-piloting ship to act as a landing pad for the reusable rockets.


Neat Point-Of-View Video Shows The Vertical Re-Entry Of The Falcon 9

Video: The Falcon 9 performed a vertical soft landing test last week, and SpaceX got a pretty neat point-of-view video of the re-entry and touch down from an onboard camera. The camera’s glass broke thanks to the landing burn but the images of the rocket entering the earth from such an unusual perspective are really impressive nonetheless.


SpaceX Celebrates Flawless Falcon 9 Spacecraft Launch

SpaceX celebrated a flawless launch of its Falcon 9 spacecraft from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Wednesday. It delivered an SES-8 satellite into orbit without a glitch bringing the Falcon 9 one flight away from being qualified to fly missions for the US Air Force. [SpaceX via BoingBoing]


Watch A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Make Another Launch Attempt

The original launch of SpaceX’s redesigned Falcon 9 rocket was planned for just a few days ago on Monday — but that mission was scrubbed at the last minute due to a technical glitch. It was sad for those who tuned in at the beginning of the week to watch the livestream, but the good news is that right now SpaceX is making another attempt with a 65-minute launch window that started at 5:39pm EST.


Here's How We Go To Space Now

This morning, Elon Musk’s SpaceX program shot its third rocket into space. The Falcon 9 carries with it a Dragon cargo capsule and will deliver supplies to ISS astronauts not entirely unlike a 19th century freight train delivering mining equipment to California.


SpaceX Has Beamed Scotty Up To Orbit

After its launch yesterday, the Dragon capsule is now on its way to the International Space Station. But the Falcon 9 rocket carried something else too: the ashes of James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty in Star Trek.


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