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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.


SpaceX Finally Takes Off

First it was on, then it was off. Then on, then off. Then it had a little wobble. Now, SpaceX has finally launched, making it NASA’s first successful involvement with the world of private space flight. This is a momentous day for science, engineering and space travel.


Watch The SpaceX Falcon 9 Undergo Performance Anxiety With The World Watching

They say the first time never lasts as long as you’d want. Yesterday’s failed SpaceX Falcon 9 launch is no exception.


Engine Problems Delay Falcon 9's Historic Launch

Before it could slip the surly bonds of earth and dance the skies on laughter-silvered wings, SpaceX’s Falcon 9′s early morning launch was unfortunately scrapped by Nasa today due to higher than normal pressure readings in its number five engine.


The First Private Spaceship That Will Dock With The International Space Station

You are looking at the first private spaceship that will dock with the International Space Station: a SpaceX Dragon on top of a Falcon 9 rocket. It’s the beginning of the future of manned space travel, people.


The Best Of The Year In Space

It’s been a big year for the space sciences. The first privately-held spacecraft orbited our world, the blackest material in history was created, researchers expanded the list of possible sources of life threefold; and that was just in December.


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