Falcon 9 roared up Friday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The SpaceX launch means that prospects for the Obama administration’s space-lift plans may have soared upward as well.
The private Falcon 9 rocket blasts off Friday afternoon from a Florida launch pad.
A glitch just before liftoff has delayed the maiden voyage of the privately owned Falcon 9 rocket.
Private spaceflight is entering a new era with the first test launch of the new Falcon 9 rocket Friday. Here are six companies vying to build a vessel that will carry civilians into space.
There will be many eyes checking out the inaugural flight of the private Falcon 9 rocket Friday, launching from Florida.
The new Falcon 9 rocket has cleared its final hurdle and is on track to blast off from Cape Canaveral.
President Obama wants commercial carriers to ship cargo and crew to the space station. The Falcon 9 rocket, set for a Friday launch, could show how far private industry has progressed.
Originally set to launch on May 28, the privately built Falcon 9 rocket will take flight no earlier than June 2, SpaceX officials said.
The companies announced a deal yesterday in which Tesla will buy a defunct Toyota plant in California, and Toyota will purchase $50 million of Tesla stock.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket could eventually be modified to carry people to space.