| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:33 PM
The planned launch of a SpaceX rocket early Tuesday has been delayed following the explosion late last week of an experimental rocket over the company’s Texas facility.
SpaceX had slated its launch of the AsiaSat 6 commercial communications...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:13 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following Friday's explosion of a related prototype vehicle during a flight test, officials said on Tuesday.
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:04 PM
A Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket suffered an anomaly shortly after launch on a test flight in Texas on Friday, triggering its automatic termination system, the company said in a statement.
"Earlier today, in McGregor, Texas, SpaceX...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:09 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Ice bucket challenge videos, the viral craze of 2014, have raised more than $15.6 million for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research and awareness since July 29.
The ALS Association announced the new figure Monday, a massive jump from the $1.8 million...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:20 PM
PALO ALTO, Calif. Tesla Motors' plan to build a massive battery manufacturing plant its "gigafactory" has set off fierce competition for the country's biggest economic development prize in years. As the five states under consideration intensify efforts to...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:12 AM
If a University of Illinois engineering student and a recent graduate are successful, girls soon will be accessorizing their dolls with science safety goggles and lab coats instead of hair bows and purses.
Supriya Hobbs, who graduated in May with a...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SAN FRANCISCO For Max Levchin, the once-shy and at times off-putting whiz kid who co-founded PayPal, his early success has become his biggest burden.
The entrepreneur and investor says he will rest only when he has another startup that matches the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds.
On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Upstart rocket manufacturer and darling of the commercial space industry SpaceX is facing another lawsuit over its labor practices.
In the second of two lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County last week, a former employee alleges that the rocket maker...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
SpaceX made it official last week: The California-based company will build its first commercial spaceport in Texas, spurning overtures from Florida and other launch-minded states.
Although Florida gets the "consolation prize" of SpaceX's government...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Two former SpaceX employees are suing the Hawthorne company, alleging it violated California labor law in terminating them and others in what they called “mass layoffs.”
The lawsuit by former structural technicians at the rocket-maker...