SpaceX Dragon cockpitJuly 29, 2017 – 09:30 am

SpaceX Dragon cockpit

At its California headquarters, SpaceX has unveiled the upgraded version of its Dragon spaceship that will be used to carry astronauts into orbit in the future. The new capsule, whose shape reminds that of the Apollo spacecraft, is equipped with 8 powerful engines and landing legs that make precision touchdowns, like those performed by helicopters, possible: in other words, rather than parachuting down into the ocean the new spaceship will gently…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo ship splashes into PacificJuly 22, 2017 – 09:19 am

SpaceX Dragon Cargo ship splashes into Pacific

SpaceX s Dragon capsule uses parachutes to descend to the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico s Baja Peninsula after leaving the International Space Station. (AP Photo/SpaceX) March 26, 2013: The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft after it was detached from the International Space Station at 4:10 a.m. The Dragon is expected to splash down in the eastern Pacific ocean approximatel 246 miles off the coast of Baja Calif. later this morning. (AP Photo/NASA)…

SpaceX HawthorneJuly 10, 2017 – 08:45 am

SpaceX Hawthorne

As the only operational vehicle capable of taking significant amounts of cargo both to and from the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is already a critical piece of the American space program. With at least 10 more station resupply missions over the next couple years, and with development of a human-rated Dragon and DragonLab underway, production of the Dragon spacecraft has increased significantly. No other American company…

SpaceX crs-7 CostJuly 4, 2017 – 08:38 am

SpaceX crs-7 Cost

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – What should I do if I think I have found debris from the incident? 2. Is there an effort to survey for debris? SpaceX deployed vehicles after the incident to survey the area and recover any available debris and is working with the U.S. Coast Guard. 3. Was anybody hurt as a result of the incident? No injuries have been reported. All processes, protocol and procedures were followed with respect to safety. We have received no…

SpaceX Dragon Moon LandingJuly 2, 2017 – 08:37 am

SpaceX Dragon Moon Landing

OTV - 1986 Space Tug depicted in NASA s Pioneering Space Frontier . A space tug from the 1986 Pioneering the Space Frontier policy report. Credit: NASA via Marcus Lindroos SpaceX has said two Falcon Heavy launches would be required to carry a manned Dragon to a lunar landing. However, the 53 metric ton payload capacity of a single Falcon Heavy would be sufficient to carry the 40 mT (Earth departure stage + lunar lander) system described below. This…

SpaceX Dragon FuelJune 29, 2017 – 08:21 am

SpaceX Dragon Fuel

SpaceX tested its next Falcon 9 rocket during a major countdown rehearsal Monday, loading propellant into the two-stage launcher and validating improvements made to the company s Cape Canaveral launch pad before liftoff as soon as Nov. 30. The third Falcon 9 rocket sits on the launch pad. Credit: Kyle Cothern/SpaceX The practice countdown, also known as a wet dress rehearsal, put the Falcon 9 rocket, the launch pad and control teams through drills…