SpaceX Dragon Landing animationJune 24, 2018 – 06:53 pm

SpaceX Dragon Landing animation

By Ken Kremer Caption: Animation of SpaceX Dragon V2 astronaut transporter. Credit: SpaceX Would you like to meet and fly aboard SpaceX’s next generation manned Dragon V2 spacecraft? Watch the cool animation above to see exactly ‘How it Works!’ Now you can experience the opening salvo in the exciting new chapter of ‘Commercial Human Spaceflight.’ The commercial crew effort is led by a trio of private American aerospace company’s (SpaceX, Boeing &… The hottest spots are in london absolutely yes you can -

SpaceX 3 Launch ScheduleJune 23, 2018 – 06:49 pm

SpaceX 3 Launch Schedule

SpaceX scrubbed Monday s scheduled launch of a robotic Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station, due to a helium leak on the Falcon 9 rocket s first stage. Word of the postponement came a little more than an hour before the Falcon 9 was to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photographers focus on SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket as it sits on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday. NASA…

SpaceX Launch Video YouTubeJune 21, 2018 – 06:42 pm

SpaceX Launch Video YouTube

Launching rockets is a complicated thing. Landing them upright on a platform floating in the ocean? Well, that’s never been done before. SpaceX, the private space exploration company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, hopes to give it a try. If the weather cooperates, at 4:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, SpaceX will launch its seventh mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station. After the launch, SpaceX will try to guide the bottom…

SpaceX 3 Launch DateJune 20, 2018 – 06:41 pm

SpaceX 3 Launch Date

WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s July 22 launch of the U.S. French Jason-3 ocean altimetry satellite has been postponed because of an issue with the spacecraft, the company’s customer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said June 2. “During spacecraft testing, engineers located contamination in one of the four thrusters on the spacecraft, ” NOAA spokesman John Leslie wrote in a June 2 email. “The problem thruster has been replaced. An investigation…

SpaceX 3dJune 16, 2018 – 06:33 pm

SpaceX 3d

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX might be a few years away from launching human astronauts into orbit, but this weekend, the company is due to send a miniature crew of live passengers into space. The mice are among a motley batch of cargo that includes some unusual items and milestones: the first 3-D printer in space, mutant fruit flies, a wind-watching radar, a mouse X-ray machine and a commercial experiment designed to make a better golf club. Dragon…

SpaceX Dragon ThrustersJune 15, 2018 – 06:31 pm

SpaceX Dragon Thrusters

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft uses Draco thrusters to maneuver while in the vacuum of space and upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. There are 18 Draco thrusters on each Dragon, distributed across four pods, with two of the pods housing four thrusters and two of the pods housing five thrusters. After reaching its targeted orbit after launch, Dragon separates from the rocket, then the Draco thrusters enable Dragon to make the long trek to the International…

NASA SpaceX abort testJune 14, 2018 – 06:30 pm

NASA SpaceX abort test

The weather forecast remains 70 percent favorable for the SpaceX Pad Abort Test on Wednesday, May 6, from a platform at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The primary concern is for winds above 25 knots. The test window will open at 7 a.m. and extend until 2:30 p.m. EDT. NASA will provide updates about the test on the Commercial Crew Blog and air the test live on NASA Television. The flight test is to see a Crew…

NASA SpaceX Dragon dockingJune 9, 2018 – 06:17 pm

NASA SpaceX Dragon docking

The International Space Station and Dragon flight control teams are proceeding toward rendezvous and grapple at 6:12 a.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 12. SpaceX reported all spacecraft systems are ready for the final stages of rendezvous, and space station flight controllers reported the orbiting outpost is ready for the commercial spacecraft’s arrival. NASA Television coverage of rendezvous and grapple will begin at 4:30 a.m.: To learn more about the mission…

SpaceX 3 SpeedJune 7, 2018 – 06:15 pm

SpaceX 3 Speed

Elon Musk s SpaceX aims to connect all parts of the globe by beaming high-speed Internet from space, reaching even remote areas. A web of satellites would wrap the Earth in low orbit, providing Internet access to all areas across the globe. If this ambitious project pulls through, beaming Internet from space would be cheaper and more efficient than providing Internet access through existing satellites. SpaceX is currently a rocket company, but this…

Watch SpaceX Launch in PersonJune 6, 2018 – 06:12 pm

Watch SpaceX Launch in Person

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the DSCOVR space weather satellite is fueled for a Feb. 8, 2015 launch attempt that was aborted due to an Air Force radar malfunction. SpaceX now plans to launch the mission on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Credit: NASA TV SpaceX has delayed the planned liftoff of a long-awaited space weather satellite and an ambitious rocket landing attempt another 24 hours, to Tuesday evening (Feb. 10), due to weather concerns at its Florida…