SpaceX rocket launch hailed as 'a new era in space exploration'
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is readied for a second launch attempt on launch pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 21, 2012. On Saturday, flight computers aborted the launch with a half-second remaining in the countdown; a bad engine valve was
After experiencing its fair share of setbacks, SpaceX has finally done it. At 3:44 a.m. EDT, the company successfully launched its Dragon capsule into low Earth orbit atop its towering Falcon 9 rocket. In doing so, it has become the first private
When actor James Doohan died in 2005, the man who played Star Trek's engineer Scotty had one request: That his ashes be launched into space.
Second time's a charm. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Tuesday morning, carrying the Dragon capsule payload that, if all goes according to plan, will dock with the
The ashes of the actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the 1960s television series "Star Trek," were launched to space this morning (May 22) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The unmanned Falcon 9 blasted off at 3:44 am EDT (0744 GMT) from here at the