SpaceX one step away from launch

Got this photo in from Space Exploration Technologies during the night. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is sitting on pad 40 at Cape Canaveral. Over the weekend, the team fired the rocket’s nine engines in a test run lasting several seconds.Next step, a test launch...

SpaceX loaded for bear

While the space world contemplates the ramifications of NASA’s radical new direction, Space Exploration Technologies is gearing up for the first commercial cargo flights to the International Space Station.This photo just in from SpaceX shows technicians loading...

End of a manned space flight era

The writing’s been on the wall for some time. Now it looks as though it’s finally going to be official.The Orlando Sentinel quoted some unnamed sources today as saying that the White House is going to fight to axe the multi-billion-dollar Constellation...

SpaceShipTwo Unveiled

Congrats to Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites for last night’s dramatic rollout of SpaceShipTwo in Mojave.California governor Schwarzenegger was on hand to help christen the ship the VSS Enterprise, and then some 800 spectators partied on—at least until high...