SpaceX Dragon Launch siteOctober 24, 2015 – 02:16 pm

SpaceX Dragon Launch site

SpaceX s robotic Dragon capsule lifts off the pad atop the company s Falcon 9 rocket on Oct. 7, 2012, kicking off the first-ever bona fide supply run for a private American spaceship. Credit: SpaceX This story was updated at 10:46 p.m. ET. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A privately built rocket lit up the night sky over Florida Sunday (Oct. 7) to kick off the first-ever cargo delivery trip to the International Space Station by a robotic, American-made spacecraft…

SpaceX Dragon ISS docking VideoOctober 19, 2015 – 05:12 am

SpaceX Dragon ISS docking Video

SpaceX A privately built robotic cargo ship has been cleared to link up with the International Space Station early Sunday (March 3) after a review by its builders and NASA. The cargo ship s arrival will be one day later than planned due to a thruster issue, since fixed, that cropped up shortly after its Friday launch. The unmanned Dragon space capsule, built by the SpaceX spaceflight company, is on track to be captured by the space station s robotic…

SpaceX Dragon Commercial CargoOctober 16, 2015 – 04:20 am

SpaceX Dragon Commercial Cargo

The Canadarm 2 reaches out to grapple the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft and prepare it to be pulled into its port on the International Space Station. Robotics officers at Mission Control, in the Johnson Space Center Houston Texas will command the Canadarm2 robotic arm to maneuver Dragon to its installation position at the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module where it will reside for the next five weeks. Credit: NASA. The SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle…

SpaceX Dragon capsule returns to EarthOctober 14, 2015 – 03:48 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule returns to Earth

Let there be light: With rays of sunshine and the thin blue atmosphere of Earth serving as a backdrop, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is berthed to the International Space Station The module was carry supplies for the crew - everything from laboratory equipment to underwear. After the Space Shuttle missions were scrapped, NASA is now relying on either Russian shuttles or commercial companies to offer them a lift into space. As the shuttle…

SpaceX Jobs interview ForumsOctober 10, 2015 – 03:00 am

SpaceX Jobs interview Forums

Interviewing with Elon Musk is not for the faint of heart. Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, is known to appear disinterested in candidates at first before interrogating them and throwing in a tough brainteaser question, at least for candidates applying to SpaceX, according to, a new authorized biography of the high-profile tech founder written by Ashlee Vance, a reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek . Elon will likely keep on writing e-mails…

SpaceX Dragon CRS4 SplashdownOctober 9, 2015 – 02:55 am

SpaceX Dragon CRS4 Splashdown

Concluding a busy five week mission, the SpaceX Dragon CRS-4 commercial cargo ship departed the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, Oct. 25, after delivering a slew of some 2.5 tons of ground breaking science experiments and critical supplies that also inaugurated a new era in Earth science at the massive orbiting outpost following installation of the ISS-RapidScat payload. Dragon was released from the snares of the station’s robotic arm…

NASA SpaceX ConferenceOctober 3, 2015 – 01:42 am

NASA SpaceX Conference

Crew and cargo resupply missions will be launched from US soil by 2017, with SpaceX and Boeing both sending rival systems into low Earth orbit from now on. I don t ever want to write another check to Roscosmos after 2017,said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at a press conference at the Johnson Space Center, referring to the Russian Federal Space Agency. If we can make that date, I ll be a happy camper. Bowden said that NASA was essentially handing…

SpaceX Dragon Vertical LandingSeptember 21, 2015 – 11:55 pm

SpaceX Dragon Vertical Landing

UPDATE: On Wednesday, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has landed back on Earth after two failed attempts at launch. The Falcon 9 landed “nicely vertical” in the Atlantic Ocean after carrying the Deep Space Climate Observatory to space. SpaceX had to scrap their plans to test land the reusable rocket for the second time on a barge off the coast of Florida due to stormy seas. SpaceX founder Elon Musk went on Twitter to report that they would instead try to…

Space X CRS7 Launch FailureSeptember 14, 2015 – 10:52 pm

Space X CRS7 Launch Failure

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. — After a successful liftoff from the Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Space X and NASA officials experienced an anomaly of the Falcon 9 CRS-7 mission June 28 at approximately 148 seconds into flight. Range officials are currently evaluating the data to determine the cause of the anomaly and additional information will be released as it becomes available. A mishap investigation board will convene to determine…

YouTube SpaceX ReusableSeptember 12, 2015 – 10:42 pm

YouTube SpaceX Reusable

At 4:10 p.m. ET on April 14, SpaceX will launch a 22-story-tall Falcon9 rocket from Cape Canaveral carrying its Dragon space capsule full of supplies for the astronauts living on board the International Space Station (ISS). The main event will come a few minutes after the launch, though. The spaceflight community will watch with baited breath as SpaceX attempts to guide the rocket back to Earth and land it upright on a platform in the ocean. This…