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.