SpaceX Dragon capsule has a ProblemJune 28, 2017 – 08:21 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule has a Problem

SpaceX tweeted this photo on March 1, 2013. They wrote: SpaceX employees watch Falcon 9 & #Dragon liftoff from @SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, California Credit: SpaceX (via Twitter as @SpaceX) Space station delivery delayed According to NASA officials, three thrusters need to be in working order before the craft can dock with the space station. Two will get the capsule within the vicinity of the orbiting science laboratory, but unless three thrusters…

SpaceX Dragon ISS dockingJune 25, 2017 – 08:11 am

SpaceX Dragon ISS docking

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In the span of mere moments, euphoria at the dawn of a dazzling Dragon liftoff atop a commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying critical science, supplies and docking components for NASA’s upcoming crewed spaceships to the International Space Station (ISS), turned to doom and gloom as the Dragon cargo ship disintegrated in mid-air, to the shock of everyone watching under sun drenched skies along the Florida space coast…

What Time is SpaceX Launch?June 21, 2017 – 07:58 am

What Time is SpaceX Launch?

The launch of SpaceX’s next resupply mission to the International Space Station has been rescheduled for no earlier than Dec. 19 to make sure the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon supply ship are ready for flight, NASA said Thursday. The liftoff was set for Dec. 16, but officials ordered the three-day delay to allow SpaceX to “take extra time to ensure they do everything possible on the ground to prepare for a successful launch, ” NASA said in a statement…

SpaceX Dragon mannedJune 17, 2017 – 07:49 am

SpaceX Dragon manned

You won t have to wait much longer to see what SpaceX s manned Dragon capsule is like in action. SpaceX now expects to conduct its promised Crew Dragon launch pad abort test (the craft s first major test) on May 6th, with things kicking off as early as 7AM Eastern. The point of the system is to make sure the crew and spacecraft have a way to escape if there s a problem with the rocket, and according to SpaceX, is an option from launch all the way…

SpaceX Dragon ground trackJune 7, 2017 – 07:16 am

SpaceX Dragon ground track

Weather forecasters will be on the lookout for rain showers and thunderstorms during Monday’s scheduled launch of a SpaceX cargo craft to the International Space Station, but there is a 60 percent chance conditions at Cape Canaveral will permit liftoff. SpaceX ground crews have mated the Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon capsule payload ahead of a customary preflight engine test Saturday. The launch team will fuel the 208-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket with…