SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Hits Record Height [Video]

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Hits Record Height [Video]

The SpaceX Grasshopper is classified as an experimental reusable launch vehicle (RLV) that performs and lands vertically. Designed to test various technologies for SpaceX’s reusable rocket launching system, Grasshopper was officially announced in 2011, with a number of tests commencing the following year. Last week, however, was Grasshopper v1.0’s swan song, as it soared to […]

SpaceX Competes for NASA Work with Orbital Sciences Corp and Others

SpaceX Competes for NASA Work with Orbital Sciences Corp and Others

SpaceX’s successful launch of its new and improved Falcon 9 rocket from California continues its leadership position as it competes for billion-dollar NASA contracts with competitors like Orbital Sciences Corp, Blue Origin, and others. Based in Hawthorne, California,SpaceX’s full name is Space Exploration Technologies Corporation. The private space flight company founded by American Paypal entrepreneur […]

Orbital Sciences Corp Stock Back Up After NASA Mission Success [Video]

Orbital Sciences Corp Stock Back Up After NASA Mission Success [Video]

Orbital Sciences Corp’s stock bounced back up following its successful NASA mission, after taking a tumble in the wake of a technical delay. By docking their new Cygnus spacecraft with the International Space Station Saturday morning, the private space technology company paved the way for their $1.9 billion NASA contract through 2016, and stock prices […]