This is live video footage just released on youtube, of The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploding over McGregor, Texas this evening. SpaceX has a Rocket Development and Test Facility in McGregor. According to recent statements by SpaceX the rocket detected a anomaly and the rocket auto self destructed. The video shows the entire launch and explosion.
Mayor Tony Martinez of Brownsville Texas talks to Bloomberg about Elon Musk’s plans to build a SpaceX launching facility in the town, giving it the new name “Rocket City.” The New SpaceX facility will create over 500 new jobs in the area. Brownsville, Texas is located on the boarder of Texas and Mexico with a population of around 200 thousand people. The Mayor expects the first launches within the next 2 years.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk stated that his team will be able to land humans on Mars between the years 2026 and 2028. This will be almost ten years earlier than NASA said that they will do it. However, SpaceX still has challenges that it will have to over come before sending people to the Red Planet. 1. they will have design and manufacture a Booster, capable of handling a human mission to Mars. They do have some competition though. Mars 1, a dutch company intends on using a heavy rocket to launch people to the Red Planet also.
Faster than light – Warp Drive – Is it possible to travel faster than the speed of light? NASA’s Advanced Propulsion Lead Dr. Harold White has modified a previously unsuccessful FTL model called the Alcubbierre Drive, and has successfully proven that faster than light travel just might be possible. Check out this video published on the space conferences youtube channel.