SpaceX Dragon return LiveMay 8, 2016 – 09:29 am

SpaceX Dragon return Live

Stream videos at Ustream Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion of SpaceX’s first mission to the International Space Station. Tune in May 31 starting at 12:30 a.m. PDT to see live feed coverage of the Dragon spacecraft unberthing from the ISS, deorbiting, and splashing down on Earth. According to NASA’s current schedule, Dragon will be released from the space station’s Candarm2 at around 2:35 a.m. PDT. After release, the spacecraft will fire its engines…

SpaceX Dragon Launch Live StreamMay 6, 2016 – 09:09 am

SpaceX Dragon Launch Live Stream

About After four successful missions to the International Space Station, including three official resupply missions for NASA, SpaceX is set to launch its fourth official Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission to the orbiting lab. The SpaceX CRS-4 mission is targeting launch at 2:14 a.m. EDT Saturday, September 20 from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. If all goes as planned, Dragon will arrive at the station on Monday…

Status of SpaceX LaunchApril 30, 2016 – 08:54 am

Status of SpaceX Launch

SpaceX has suffered a setback after one of its rockets suffered a catastrophic failure during launch Sunday. — NASA (@NASA) The unmanned rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station exploded about two minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral. There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) This shipment is especially critical because the space station…

SpaceX Rocket Landing FailureApril 27, 2016 – 08:30 am

SpaceX Rocket Landing Failure

Space transport services company SpaceX is optimistic about landing a rocket and reusing it later, a goal that could have significant implications in the space industry, particularly in terms of operational costs. Elon Musk s company, nevertheless, failed again in its third attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform after it blasted off on Tuesday. Musk has now given the public an explanation as to why the latest attempt had failed…

SpaceX Hawthorne ToursApril 24, 2016 – 08:17 am

SpaceX Hawthorne Tours

SpaceX recently hosted an exciting tour for young women interested in STEM, all from the i.am College Track program in Boyle Heights! The lucky students got an exclusive tour of SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, where the revolutionary aerospace agency designs and builds all their rockets and space transportation vehicles. SpaceX was founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk, who is also the founder of Tesla Motors. In May…

Where did SpaceX landing?April 16, 2016 – 07:53 am

Where did SpaceX landing?

SpaceX s dull cargo run to the space station featured an exciting secondary mission: the first-ever attempt to land the booster rocket on a floating spaceport drone ship for recovery and reuse. The Falcon 9 hit the barge too hard, impacting rather than landing, a failure so close to success it s worthy of celebration. Falcon 9 blasting off with the Dragon at 4:47 a.m. EST on Saturday morning. Image credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann This cargo run has been…

Does SpaceX do ToursApril 14, 2016 – 07:49 am

Does SpaceX do Tours

The port the Shuttle is using in that image is the PMA, (Pressurized Mating Adapter) and it is getting an upgrade in June 2015 when the SpaceX Dragon CRS-7 mission delivers the LIDS adapter for the PMA. This is where the Commercial Crew vehicles will dock. (Third port type is on the Russian segment where Progress, Soyuz, and ATV dock). The Commercial Cargo vehicles use the CBM (Common Berthing Method) ports, that require capture by the CanadArm and…

SpaceX successful LaunchApril 12, 2016 – 07:34 am

SpaceX successful Launch

REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniSpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014.Elon Musk is the eccentric founder of one of the most valuable tech companies in the world. After netting millions from his first two companies, PayPal and Zip2, Musk decided to dream bigger. Fascinated by space and the potential for colonization on Mars, he founded SpaceX. From the beginning, SpaceX was quite different from…

SpaceX Dragon Live FeedApril 10, 2016 – 07:06 am

SpaceX Dragon Live Feed

Photo Credit: Michael Howard / SpaceFlight Insider CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) and NASA are planning a second attempt at launching the sixth operational and the seventh overall flight of a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. SpaceFlight Insider’s live launch day webcast will be held at Cape Canaveral (about 3 miles from the launch pad at SLC-40) will begin at 3:15 p.m. EDT (19:15 GMT). LIVE COVERAGE…

SpaceX Dragon Parachute testApril 3, 2016 – 06:56 am

SpaceX Dragon Parachute test

The parachute configuration for abort was determined to require changes from the parachute configuration for a normal reentry. On a normal reentry, the parachutes have more time to deploy at a higher altitude. In an abort case, they need to be shot out with a mortar and deploy faster. This was tested in 2014 after being dropped from a helicopter. The test unit was not exactly the Dragon V2 configuration, but was designed to test the new parachute…