Monthly Archives: December 2015


SpaceX Ushers in the Era of Reusable Orbital Rocket Boosters

By |December 27th, 2015|

On December 21, 2015 at 8:29 PM, SpaceX launched the latest version of its Falcon 9 rocket with Orbcomm satellite payload from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket lifted off right at the start of the launch window, main engine cutoff occurred right on time, the second stage ignited and delivered the […]

Private Commercial Space Stations

By |December 13th, 2015|

Bigelow Aerospace in Nevada is pioneering and engineering an Earth-orbiting commercial space station. Once again, entrepreneurs lead the way in personal spaceflight.

Earth-orbiting space stations have been both a staple of science fiction and science fact. Millions of film-goers marveled at the double-ringed space station in Stanly Kubrick’s 2001, released in 1969. Most recently, […]