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SpaceX 2017: NASA Books Six Space Missions Under Billion Dollar Contract

Thu Jan 05 01:06:33 EST 2017 | University Herald
The had a few glitches last year. There was an explosion on the launch pad and a few launch date delays but it looks like SpaceX's 2017 and 2018 are going to be busy. That is because NASA has recently awarded Elon Musk's SpaceX more things to work on. Initially, Boeing and SpaceX had two crew flights contracted for 2018. Then NASA decided to award a total of six flights to each of the companies. Phil McAlister, the director of NASA's Commercial Spaceflight Development Division, said that awardin..

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NASA has bestowed four more contracts each to SpaceX and Boeing for ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station in 2018. The new crew rotation missions to the priva..
The had a few glitches last year. There was an explosion on the launch pad and a few launch date delays but it looks like SpaceX's 2017 and 2018 are going to be busy. That is becau..
NASA on Wednesday awarded four more contracts each to SpaceX and Boeing for crewed flights to the International Space Station (ISS). The contracts, announced under the space agency..
In Black Girl Magic news, the first African-American to call the International Space Station home, woman or man, will be astronaut Jeanette Epps. In a press release from NASA, it w..
NASA has recently awarded four more contracts each to SpaceX and Boeing to ferry its astronauts to the International Space Station in 2018. This brings the total number of mis..
NASA gave Boeing and SpaceX orders Tuesday for four more crew flights each to the International Space Station. The missions are part of $6.8 billion in contracts already ..
With a new year and a new president on the way, NASA is scheduled to have a big year ahead of it in 2017 with the potential for a major shift in the program’s operations that could..
The International Space Station is getting on in years, and at some point in the next decade we’re going to learn the date of its shutdown. But what comes next? A new company ..
Elon Musk is definitely not stopping. He is welcoming the new year, hopefully not with a "bang." A few days into January 2017 and the SpaceX founder is already pushing out news on ..
SpaceX, the commercial space transport company started by billionaire Elon Musk, has had its fair share of ups and downs this year. After successfully launching and landing its Fal..
On Wednesday, NASA announced that Jeanette J. Epps would be the first African-American astronaut to board the International Space Station as a crew member. She’s also the 13th woma..
On the eve of the wide release of the Black female space scientists film “Hidden Figures” on Jan. 6, NASA revealed it is gearing up to add the first Black crew member to the I..
In the early 2020s, two separate NASA missions will launch to asteroids in the Solar System, to learn more about what our cosmic neighborhood was like when it was young. NASA annou..
NASA has released a daring new concept for a building that could someday house astronauts on Mars, as the space agency continues push toward its goal of sending humans to the red p..
What does 2017 have in store for Elon Musk? Will Tesla be able to usher in the newest models in transportation? Will SpaceX be able to successfully launch, deploy and land all thei..
It will likely take over a decade for SpaceX to launch a manned mission to Mars but before those first history-making human colonists arrive, Elon Musk’s company&nbs..
Astronaut Jeanette Epps made African-American history on Wednesday when NASA announced that she’ll be the first black American astronaut to board the International Space Stati..
Astronaut Jeanette Epps made African-American history on Wednesday when NASA announced that she’ll be the first black American astronaut to board the International Space Stati..
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to become the first African-American crewmember on the International Space Station when she flies to space next year, the space agency announced..
SpaceX is aiming to return to flight on January 8th, as the company has officially determined what caused one of its Falcon 9 rockets to explode on a Florida launch pad this past S..
At this moment, the International Space Station is under construction. Six brand-new lithium-ion batteries (replacements for a dozen old nickel-hydrogen batteries) arrived at the s..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX says it plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pa..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in Sep..
LOS ANGELES — SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in Septembe..
This astronaut is bringing some #BlackGirlMagic to space, and we couldn't be more excited. On Wednesday, NASA announced that Jeanette Epps will be the first African-American astron..
SpaceX will officially resume launching of Falcon spacecraft on January 8. The company will use revised operational practices developed in response to an accident that occurre..
SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in September. The Hawthor..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX says it plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pa..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX says it plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pa..
Smoke rises from a SpaceX launch site Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA said SpaceX were conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when a blast occurred. ..
LOS ANGELES –  SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in Se..
The SpaceX is now planning for its return to flight on January 8, 2017, after finishing the investigation with regards to the September launch pad explosion that almost destroyed t..
NASA’s next low-cost planetary missions will attempt to unravel the mysteries of some seriously bizarre asteroids. The space agency has selected projects called Lucy and Psych..
The astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) may be isolated for the time being but it doesn't mean they're bored. Aside from tons of scientific experiments they nee..
The news comes following an in-depth investigation into the explosion of a rocket from SpaceX's September mission. The company said in a statement Monday the botched launch was due..