May 30, 2014 — The private space-launch company has taken its Dragon capsule design and taught it some cool new tricks.
May 12, 2014 — The California-based maker of the Falcon 9 is hoping to break up a monopoly on the launch market for national security satellites.
Apr 25, 2014 — The space startup says its rockets are capable of carrying satellites for the Air Force, and it can do so cheaper than Boeing and Lockheed.
Dec 3, 2013 — The company's Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the satellite into a geostationary orbit.
Sep 18, 2013 — The robotic capsule Cygnus, scheduled to dock with the orbiting outpost on Sunday, is the second commercial vehicle to resupply the station.
Sep 17, 2013 — Orbital Sciences' Cygnus is set to blast off Wednesday for the International Space Station. If successful, it will become the second private robotic craft to dock with the orbiting lab.
Aug 15, 2013 — A 10-story "Grasshopper" rocket was successfully launched, flown sideways and then brought back down. The hope is that some day such rockets can be reused instead of jettisoned and allowed to burn up.
Aug 12, 2013 — There hasn't been this much hype for a new technological advancement since the Segway was unveiled in 2001. Musk says his vehicle could make a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.
Mar 3, 2013 — Mechanical difficulties after Friday's launch pushed back the capture of the unmanned capsule by a day. The Dragon will stay in place until the end of March, after dropping off 1,200 pounds of supplies, and return with more than twice that amount.
May 31, 2012 — The first commercial flight to the International Space Station is wrapping up today.