SpaceX Rocket Carries New Cubed Satellites That Will Hunt ‘Dark Ships’

By Kyle Stock (Bloomberg) -- If all goes as planned with the scheduled SpaceX launch Sunday, a startup called HawkEye 360 will have a trio of satellites resembling toaster ovens circling the globe, scanning for pirate radio. The Washington-area company is one of 35 paying customers strapped to the top of the Falcon 9 rocket, a crowd of cosmic enterprises boldly pushing the … [Read more...]

SpaceX Blooper Reel – How Not to Land a Rocket at Sea Elon Musk could be the only person in the world who could create a video like this and actually be cool about it, but I guess this is just the cost of doing business when you're trying to sell your reusable space rockets to NASA. Then again this blooper reel is almost the epitome of the famous Elon Musk quote: "Failure is an … [Read more...]

U.S. Probes SpaceX Launches Near LNG Export Projects

By Jonathan N. Crawford (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. agency is looking into the impact that a failed rocket launch at billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX site in Texas may have on a set of natural gas export terminals developers want to build nearby. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has asked the companies proposing to run liquefied natural gas plants along the coast of Texas … [Read more...]

WATCH: History Made as SpaceX Lands Rocket on Drone Ship at Sea

Elon Musk's private space company SpaceX made history on Friday finally landing its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 4:43 p.m. EDT today carrying SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, now on its way to the International Space Station. After propelling the Dragon spacecraft … [Read more...]