April 29, 2017

Falcon 9 rocket rolled to launch pad with classified payload

April 29, 2017

Working overnight on Florida’s Space Coast, SpaceX technicians transferred a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket from the company’s commercial hangar a quarter-mile up the ramp to launch pad 39A early Saturday, positioning the kerosene-fueled booster for liftoff Sunday with a classified payload for the U.S. government’s National Reconnaissance Office.

Live coverage: SpaceX’s first national security launch set for Sunday

April 29, 2017

A commercial Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT) Sunday with a classified payload designed, built and operated by the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency. The Sunday morning blastoff from Florida will be SpaceX’s first dedicated national security mission.

Photos: Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from pad 39A, then lands nearby

February 20, 2017

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off from launch pad 39A, a historic facility under lease from NASA, and delivered to orbit an uncrewed supply ship heading for the International Space Station. The first stage booster returned to a landing at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the first such recovery on land in daylight.

Live coverage: Dragon cargo carrier reaches space station

February 17, 2017

A day after aborting a rendezvous to resolve a navigation glitch, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft made a smooth final approach to the International Space Station on Thursday, floating in range of the research lab’s robot arm for capture at 5:44 a.m. EST (1044 GMT).

Weather could stand in way of Falcon 9 launch Saturday

February 15, 2017

Rainy weather expected across Central Florida this weekend has a 50-50 chance of preventing the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Saturday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, U.S. Air Force forecasters said Wednesday.

Gallery of photos from Monday’s Falcon 9 flight

July 18, 2016

Taking off and landing in the middle of the night at Cape Canaveral, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully delivered a Dragon supply ship to orbit for the International Space Station as the launcher’s first stage booster swooped to a spectacular touchdown.

SpaceX sends supplies to space station, lands another Falcon rocket

July 18, 2016

Rising into a midnight sky lit by the full moon, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral early Monday with a commercial cargo craft on the way to the International Space Station, then returned to Florida’s Space Coast for a dramatic nighttime landing.

Weather looks favorable for Falcon 9 launch and landing

July 15, 2016

Forecasters predict mostly clear skies and light winds at the surface and aloft for Monday’s launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, favorable conditions for the booster’s liftoff and landing at Cape Canaveral.

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