SpaceX Dragon Live VideoSeptember 22, 2017 – 07:08 am

SpaceX Dragon Live Video

There s nothing like a good ol fashion rocket launch to spice up a lazy Sunday evening - the SpaceX Dragon capsule is ready to soar. Following a successful docking test back in May, NASA has approved Dragon for a series of delivery missions, carting a thousand pounds of cargo to astronauts on the International Space Station. Today, at 8:35PM ET, the capsule is scheduled to ride a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit - the first of what should be a series of…

SpaceX 2015September 21, 2017 – 07:00 am

SpaceX 2015

A mission to supply the International Space Station next week could change space-flight as we know it—by successfully returning a used rocket booster to Earth. SpaceX’s Jan. 6 launch will send a remotely piloted space capsule to the ISS with food, experiments, and two tiny, Earth-observing satellites called cubesats. But the arguably bigger news is that the company, led by CEO and chief rocket designer Elon Musk, will attempt to fly the rocket that…

SpaceX Dragon TimelineSeptember 13, 2017 – 06:37 am

SpaceX Dragon Timeline

By Ken Kremer The first critical test flight of SpaceX’s crewed Dragon that will soon launch American astronauts back to orbit and the International Space Station (ISS) from American soil is now less than two days away. The test flight – called the Pad Abort Test – is slated for the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 6, if all goes well. The key facts and a timeline of the test events are outlined herein. The test vehicle will reach roughly a mile…

SpaceX Dragon Live StreamSeptember 11, 2017 – 06:27 am

SpaceX Dragon Live Stream

The International Space Station, which orbits the Earth conducting research and making observations, has been enjoying freshly delivered cargo from the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. On Tuesday morning ISS will say goodbye to the vessel as it detaches and departs for Earth. ISS is manned by a crew of six astronauts, who typically live on the ISS for four to six months at a time. In order to get food and supplies to the crew, regular deliveries are required…

SpaceX Launch rescheduledSeptember 10, 2017 – 06:27 am

SpaceX Launch rescheduled

After a two-week delay to wait for the U.S. Air Force to restore a critical radar tracker, United Launch Alliance and SpaceX have rescheduled their next rocket missions from Cape Canaveral for April 10 and April 14. The Atlas 5 rocket rolled to the launch pad March 24 before a delay due to a radar outage on the Air Force Eastern Range. Workers returned the launcher to its integration building to wait for another launch opportunity. Photo credit: Stephen…

SpaceX Dragon capsule explodesSeptember 9, 2017 – 06:25 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule explodes

NASA reported that it was a “non-nominal” flight, and that the rocket had broke up over the range at 2 minutes and 19 seconds into the flight, at an altitude of about 34 kilometers. The rocket’s Dragon space capsule carried 4 tons of food, fuel and science experiments, as was slated to return 1, 400 lbs of cargo to earth after a one month stay at the orbital station. This is the third resupply mission to the ISS to fail in the last 10 months; one…

SpaceX Dragon Lab MissionAugust 23, 2017 – 10:23 am

SpaceX Dragon Lab Mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket blasts off for the International Space Station carrying an unmanned Dragon cargo ship on April 18, 2014. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is SpaceX s third cargo delivery for NASA. Credit: SpaceX Dragon has embarked upon the third of 12 resupply missions SpaceX will fly to the space station under a $1.6 billion deal with NASA. The capsule is carrying nearly 5, lbs. (2, 268 kilograms)…

Books About SpaceX xAugust 19, 2017 – 10:18 am

Books About SpaceX x

SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer founded by Elon Musk, is working hard on developing a spacecraft that will be used by NASA astronauts traveling to the International Space Station. But since this is Elon Musk we re talking about, the company also has its sights on a much more distant destination: Mars. While we re still years away from a journey to Mars - NASA is aiming for the 2030s - we can t help but think about a trip to the red planet. SpaceX…

SpaceX Dragon capsule LandingAugust 16, 2017 – 10:15 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule Landing

The private Dragon capsule built by SpaceX is seen at the end of the International Space Station s robotic arm during its undocking on Oct. 28, 2012, in this camera view. The Dragon capsule made the first commercial cargo delivery to the space station for NASA. Credit: NASA TV This story was updated at 3:25 p.m. EDT. NASA s first commercial cargo flight ended with a splash today (Oct. 28), when the SpaceX Dragon capsule landed after a landmark mission…

SpaceX Dragon Landing siteAugust 15, 2017 – 10:15 am

SpaceX Dragon Landing site

The attempt will come in the minutes after SpaceX s scheduled launch of a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket, topped by a Dragon capsule that s loaded with 5, 200 pounds (2, 350 kilograms) of supplies, equipment and experiments for the International Space Station. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is set for 6:20 a.m. ET Tuesday, with a 70 percent chance of acceptable weather. Dragon s flight is SpaceX s fifth cargo resupply mission under the terms…