SpaceX Dragon Launch March 1November 24, 2015 – 06:14 pm

SpaceX Dragon Launch March 1

SpaceX s Falcon 9 launched the Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station on March 1, 2013, from Cape Canaveral, FL. Credit: SpaceX (via Facebook as SpaceX) It appears that, although it achieved Earth orbit, Dragon is experiencing some type of problem right now,SpaceX s John Insprucker said during the company s launch webcast. The glitch appears to be related to Dragon s thrusters, which allow the capsule to maneuver in orbit. Issue…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo spacecraftNovember 19, 2015 – 05:46 pm

SpaceX Dragon Cargo spacecraft

SpaceX s Dragon cargo capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean on Oct. 25, 2014. Credit: SpaceX A private SpaceX Dragon capsule dropped into the Pacific Ocean today (Oct. 25), returning almost 2 tons of cargo and science experiments to Earth from the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon was released from the space station at 9:57 a.m. EDT (1357 GMT). Its parachute-guided splashdown west of Baja California, which was confirmed around…

SpaceX Dragon ExperimentsNovember 18, 2015 – 05:42 pm

SpaceX Dragon Experiments

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon space freighter rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Credit: NASA TV SpaceX s Dragon cargo capsule is hauling a lot of science gear up to the International Space Station, including experiments for the orbiting outpost s first one-year crew. The unmanned Dragon launched into space Tuesday (April 14) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from Florida s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station…

SpaceX Dragon ModelNovember 11, 2015 – 05:01 pm

SpaceX Dragon Model

SpaceX displayed their Dragon spacecraft model at the first annual Spacecraft Technology Expo, May 8-10, 2012. Credit: Denise Chow/SPACE.com Seven-astronaut crew In the crewed version, the Dragon capsule is designed to fit seven passengers. The full-size mockup on display here was used to test the vehicle s design and cabin layout. We re looking forward to proceeding in the next phase, and hopefully in the next several years, we ll have people flying…

SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to SpaceX StationOctober 29, 2015 – 02:59 pm

SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to SpaceX Station

An unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivers fresh NASA supplies to the International Space Station on April 17, 2015 in this still from a exterior station camera. It was SpaceX s sixth commercial cargo delivery for NASA. Credit: NASA TV SpaceX s robotic Dragon cargo spacecraft has rendezvoused with the International Space Station to deliver vital supplies, bringing a three-day orbital chase to an end. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti grappled…

SpaceX Dragon FailureOctober 28, 2015 – 02:47 pm

SpaceX Dragon Failure

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket carrying a robotic Dragon resupply capsule exploded less than three minutes after launch on June 28. The vehicle was bringing supplies to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV/Space.com The three crewmembers currently aboard the International Space Station are in no danger of running out of crucial supplies despite today s failure of a SpaceX cargo mission to the orbiting lab, NASA officials said. A SpaceX Falcon…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo ManifestOctober 27, 2015 – 02:26 pm

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Manifest

Cargo Upmass Total Cargo Upmass: 575 Kilograms – Total Mass with Packaging: 677 Kilograms Crew Supplies: 81 Kilograms Personal Crew care package Clothing and standard hygiene items Wet trash bags Crew food provisions Operations data files Patch: SpaceX Science Hardware: Dragon is delivering critical science hardware consisting of experiment hardware coming from the ISS partner agencies. Expedition 34 features a total of 160 experiments including 50…

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…