SpaceX Dragon InsideJanuary 20, 2016 – 12:18 am

SpaceX Dragon Inside

Would you like to ‘Enter the Dragon’ for an up close look inside SpaceX’s new ‘V2’ crew transport ship to Earth orbit and the space station? We’ve shown you lots of exterior shots of SpaceX’s spacecraft after Billionaire entrepreneur and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk pulled the curtain off to reveal his future plans for human spaceflight on May 29 during a live webcast from SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, Calif. Check out the gallery of Dragon V2 imagery above and…

SpaceX Dragon capsule diagramJanuary 14, 2016 – 11:55 pm

SpaceX Dragon capsule diagram

The Dragon spacecraft sits in the hangar at Cape Canaveral. The capsule rests on top of the trunk. Large square fairings on the side of the trunk cover the solar arrays. Credit: SpaceX Introduction Dragon is a reusable spacecraft being developed by SpaceX under NASA s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. The Dragon program was initiated internally by SpaceX in 2005. The spacecraft is designed for Earth to LEO transport of pressurized…

SpaceX Rocket Crash NewsJanuary 13, 2016 – 11:54 pm

SpaceX Rocket Crash News

Those of you who wanted to see the explosive last seconds of SpaceX s daring rocket-landing attempt Tuesday (April 14) are in luck. A new video shows the first stage of SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket crashing and burning after nearly pulling off an unprecedented touchdown on an unmanned drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The booster stage attempted the landing after successfully launching SpaceX s robotic Dragon capsule toward the International Space Station…

SpaceX Jobs in RedmondJanuary 10, 2016 – 11:34 pm

SpaceX Jobs in Redmond

What’s New This Quarter Among the more interesting visitors to Seattle in recent months was SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who showed up in January to outline a space-related business that he wants to build in the area. “SpaceX Seattle” plans to launch 4, geosynchronous satellites, a network in space that could deliver high-speed Internet access anywhere on Earth. The satellites will be designed by software and aerospace engineers in SpaceX’s new engineering…

Dragon de SpaceXJanuary 8, 2016 – 11:26 pm

Dragon de SpaceX

SpaceX is ready to launch its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space freighter today at 4:33 p.m. EDT loaded with more than two tons of science gear and crew supplies. Orbiting overhead in the International Space Station the six Expedition 43 crew members observed Cosmonautics Day. NASA TV will cover the launch of the sixth SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services mission (SpaceX CRS-6) live beginning at 3:30 p.m. today. The Dragon spacecraft will arrive at…

Twitter SpaceX EngineersJanuary 7, 2016 – 11:23 pm

Twitter SpaceX Engineers

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. The rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press) The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June…

SpaceX Tesla carJanuary 2, 2016 – 10:19 pm

SpaceX Tesla car

Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk believes he knows the reason for the recent explosion in one of SpaceX’s rockets. According to Musk, a two-foot long metal bar could be the reason for strut failure. Tesla CEO blames supplier? The strut was used to hold a helium tank in the rocket, but when it failed, the tank blasted around the compartment resulting into gas leakage, which turned into an explosive drop in the oxygen pressure. “This was a purchased part…

What is SpaceX Dragon?December 25, 2015 – 09:14 pm

What is SpaceX Dragon?

SpaceX engineers are in the final weeks of processing of the Falcon 9 rocket that will launch their Dragon commercial cargo craft to the International Space Station late next week. On orbit, a pair of Expedition 44 crew members reviewed the procedures they will use when the Dragon supply ship arrives a few days later. During ongoing orbital station maintenance today, advanced microgravity science took place as the orbiting trio continues to explore…

SpaceX Hawthorne CaliforniaDecember 17, 2015 – 08:26 pm

SpaceX Hawthorne California

In the latest California labor lawsuit to be filed, SpaceX faces allegations that it violated California labor law. Although the company is involved in rocket manufacturing and the space industry, allegations are that the company violated some earthly California labor codes, including laws guaranteeing California employees meal and rest breaks. According to the Los Angeles Times (8/12/14), lawsuits have been filed against SpaceX alleging the company…

Boeing SpaceXDecember 15, 2015 – 08:11 pm

Boeing SpaceX

By Ken Kremer NASA today (July 9) named the first four astronauts who will fly on the first U.S. commercial spaceflights in private crew transportation vehicles being built by Boeing and SpaceX – marking a major milestone towards restoring American human launches to U.S. soil as soon as mid-2017, if all goes well. The four astronauts chosen are all veterans of flights on NASA’s Space Shuttles and to the International Space Station (ISS); Robert Behnken…