SpaceX Rocket carrying manned Dragon capsuleApril 28, 2017 – 11:10 pm

SpaceX Rocket carrying manned Dragon capsule

SpaceX CEO, founder and chief designer Elon Musk is set to unveil the manned version of his firms commercial Dragon spaceship later this week, setting in motion an effort that he hopes will soon restore America’s capability to launch US astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station (ISS) . Musk will personally introduce SpaceX’s ‘Space Taxi’ dubbed ‘Dragon V2’ at what amounts to sort of a world premiere event on May 29 at the company’s…

SpaceX Dragon Engine FailureApril 12, 2017 – 10:08 pm

SpaceX Dragon Engine Failure

Share This article The Dragon capsule is a crewed module meant to carry astronauts to space — but for that to happen, its creators at SpaceX will have to make sure it’s ready for every possible eventuality. That long process began last week, as the company’s Dragon module simulated a major failure in its engines and performed an emergency bail-out procedure over NASA’s Cape Canaveral facility. The verdict? A success overall, but NASA will require…

SpaceX 3 Launch VideoApril 8, 2017 – 09:59 pm

SpaceX 3 Launch Video

4450684 SpaceX released an animated video this week showing the next stage of the company’s revolutionary reusable rocket development — the Falcon 9 Heavy — its most powerful vehicle yet, which will land three separate boosters after launch. The Falcon 9 Heavy combines three of SpaceX’s successful Falcon 9 rockets, which have successfully propelled five resupply missions to the International Space Station, into one massive booster. Combining each…

SpaceX Dragon abort SystemApril 2, 2017 – 09:46 pm

SpaceX Dragon abort System

A commercial spaceship designed to ferry U.S. astronauts into orbit by 2017 is set for a major test Wednesday, when SpaceX plans to blast the capsule away from a launch mount at Cape Canaveral on a mile-high demo flight to simulate the craft’s ability to protect occupants in the event of a catastrophic rocket mishap on the pad. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will not travel far, but data from Wednesday’s test should arm engineers with results to prove…