SpaceX rocket disintegrates in skies over Cape Canaveral

What was pitched to be a historic moment for SpaceX took a disastrous turn as the Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated several moments after launch. This was the nineteenth Falcon 9 launch by the pioneering rocket company. The launch was part of SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, and was¬†the¬†seventh mission to deliver supplies via…

SpaceX wins NASA contract for crewed spaceflight

A $2.6 billion NASA contract has been awarded to SpaceX to support on-going development of a crewed edition of the Dragon spacecraft that will eventually be ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.