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Less than three weeks before a SpaceX rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, a SpaceX rocket exploded during a test on the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Sept. 1. The explosion happened during a test of the rocket’s engines known as a static fire test. In the ensuing blaze, a Facebook communications satellite designed Read More →
A critical SpaceX mission blasted off from Vandenberg Airforce Base at 10:42 a.m., despite foggy conditions Jan. 17. Hawthorne-based SpaceX used a Falcon 9 rocket to launch a weather satellite into orbit, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will use to monitor ocean wave heights to track and measure the strength of hurricanes. The Read More →