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World's Largest Solar Sail to Launch in November 2014

A huge solar sail designed to demonstrate the viability and value of propellant­­­-free propulsion is slated to blast into space in November 2014, mission officials say. Full story

SpaceX's New Rocket Engine Cleared for Private Launches

SpaceX's next-generation rocket engine is ready to fly and will likely power a commercial space launch for the first time this summer, company officials announced Wednesday (March 20). Full story

Pack your bags for a move to Mars

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, wants to help establish a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people by ferrying explorers to the Red Planet for perhaps $500,000 a trip. Full story

SpaceX Launches Rocket to Supply International Space Stat...

   Private space company SpaceX launched its "Falcon 9" rocket today. CNBC's Jane Wells discusses which defense companies face government cuts this year, and Jeff Kilburg, Kilburg Capital, weighs in on how to play the sector.

Rocket to lift off, and land, on launch pad

SpaceX, the company started by PayPal co-founder and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, is stepping up its pursuit of a reusable rocket with a suborbital craft named "Grasshopper" Full story

SpaceX tests rocket for space capsule launch

A rocket built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX performed an engine test on Saturday, just days ahead of its planned launch to send a new commercial space capsule on its maiden flight next week. Full story

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A video still shows debris falling away from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket during its ascent on Sunday night.

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Falcon 9

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, topped by a Dragon cargo capsule, rises from its launch pad at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida during preparations for Sunday's scheduled launch to the International Space Station.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden stands next to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle as he speaks to the media at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden stands next to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle as he speaks to the media at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden stands next to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle as he speaks to the media at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday.

Falcon on pad
Falcon on pad

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is due to launch a Dragon cargo capsule into orbit early Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40.