SpaceX Dragon Launch locationApril 12, 2015 – 11:43 am

SpaceX Dragon Launch location

Sorry There was an error emailing this page. NASA and SpaceX are preparing the Dragon spacecraft, loaded with more than 5, 100 pounds of cargo, for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is slated to lift off at 4:47 a.m. ET Saturday atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Earlier today, meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron reported an 80% chance…

SpaceX Dragon ProgressJuly 26, 2015 – 03:26 pm

SpaceX Dragon Progress

Dragon V2 Program Lead Dr. Garrett Reisman believes SpaceX’s new crew vehicle is a “giant leap forward” in safety and technology. The new vehicle – unveiled last Thursday – is the leading contender to win the right to launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), a viable advance on the current mode of transportation that his former NASA colleagues currently use to ride to the orbital outpost. Dr. Reisman’s Dragon V2: Dr. Garrett…

SpaceX Dragon 2 interior designedAugust 21, 2010 – 12:23 pm

SpaceX Dragon 2 interior designed

Recently I attended the unveiling of SpaceX s Dragon-2 capsule - the new spaceship they ve designed to take people to space. I wanted to share this exciting experience with you. After a small press event, I had the chance to actually climb into the capsule with Elon Musk (Founder & CEO) and a mutual friend, Shervin Pishevar (Managing Director at Sherpa Ventures). For any of you who are fellow space cadets, this is the first spaceship that…

SpaceX Launch Live FeedDecember 4, 2010 – 03:12 pm

SpaceX Launch Live Feed

About After five successful missions to the International Space Station, including four official resupply missions for NASA, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are set to liftoff from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for their fifth official Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission to the orbiting lab. The launch is currently targeted for Saturday, January 10 at 4:47am EST. A live launch webcast will begin at…

SpaceX Historic LaunchDecember 19, 2014 – 04:45 pm

SpaceX Historic Launch

Marking the end of a billionaire tug of war, the SpaceX commercial rocket venture signed a 20-year agreement on Monday to take over NASA s historic Launch Pad 39A, the point of origin for Apollo moon missions as well as the first and last space shuttle flights. Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX s president and chief operating officer, said her company could start launching its Falcon Heavy rocket from 39A at NASA s Kennedy Space Center as early as next year…

SpaceX Rocket explodesAugust 24, 2014 – 04:43 pm

SpaceX Rocket explodes

For nearly seven years and 20 launches, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the upstart teenager among United States rocket-makers, has enjoyed an unbroken string of successes. Now, the company is having to deal with a launch failure the likes of which it hasn t seen since the early days of its first rocket offering, the Falcon 1. A Falcon 9 rocket bearing more than 2 tons of cargo bound for the International Space Station exploded Sunday morning…

SpaceX Launch Today LiveApril 19, 2013 – 10:06 am

SpaceX Launch Today Live

SpaceX s first Falcon 9 rocket to launch in 2014 sits atop its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for a planned Jan. 6 launch. The rocket will launch the Thaicom 6 communications satellite. Credit: SpaceX Private spaceflight firm SpaceX is blasting a telecommunications satellite into orbit today (Jan. 6), and you can watch all the fiery action live online. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the THAICOM 6 communications satellite…

SpaceX Dragon abort test VideoNovember 19, 2014 – 10:33 am

SpaceX Dragon abort test Video

By Ken Kremer SpaceX is preparing for the first of two critical abort tests for the firm’s next generation human rated Dragon V2 capsule as soon as March. The purpose of the pair of abort tests is to demonstrate a crew escape capability to save the astronauts’ lives in case of a rocket failure, starting from the launch pad and going all the way to orbit. The SpaceX Dragon V2 and Boeing CST-100 vehicles were selected by NASA last fall for further funding…

SpaceX explosion CRS 7September 18, 2011 – 02:44 pm

SpaceX explosion CRS 7

In an update released by SpaceX itself, the aerospace manufacturer says it spent thousands of hours analyzing flight data and matching it against rocket systems to come up with what it’s calling a “preliminary assessment.” Though SpaceX plans to continue the investigation, it feels confident the flawed strut which blew during the rocket’s ascension is the main cause for the explosion. It also reports that several hundred struts fly on each mission…

SpaceX mannedAugust 3, 2010 – 02:02 pm

SpaceX manned

Share This article Update 5/6/15 9:36am: The test was a success, and everything went off as planned. Here’s the replay video: Our original post continues below. SpaceX is running a critical Pad Abort test on its Dragon V2 spacecraft Wednesday. It’s the first real test on the craft, and will help pave the way for its first manned missions in 2017. The test itself is pretty straightforward, and involves the craft’s launch abort system. In case of a…