NASA SpaceX Dragon VideoMarch 18, 2017 – 09:16 pm

NASA SpaceX Dragon Video

By CBS News HAWTHORNE, Calif. - With a showman s flair for the dramatic, electric car builder and rocket designer Elon Musk unveiled a futuristic space capsule Thursday; a sleek reusable ferry craft that could carry astronauts to the International Space Station and bring them home to a pinpoint, rocket-powered landing. You ll be able to land anywhere on Earth with the accuracy of a helicopter, which is, I think, something a modern spaceship should…

SpaceX Landing Complex 1 YouTubeMarch 16, 2017 – 09:12 pm

SpaceX Landing Complex 1 YouTube

A satellite conceived by then-Vice President Al Gore 17 years ago as a real-time whole-Earth imager, and later converted to an early warning buoy for solar storms, is on its way to its parking spot 1 million mi. from Earth after launch on a Falcon 9. As the two-year, $340 million mission of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (Dscovr) got underway, controllers at the SpaceX facility in Hawthorne, California, monitored another attempt to fly a Falcon…

SpaceX Dragon return CargoMarch 8, 2017 – 08:43 pm

SpaceX Dragon return Cargo

Share. No word on the effects of weightlessness on tiny screws. Commercial space agency SpaceX s Dragon cargo spacecraft returned safely to Earth Tuesday with nearly two tons of NASA cargo on board. The craft contained 3, 700 lbs. of cargo, science and first-of-its-kind technology demonstration samples. Among the cargo were samples of printed parts and hardware created during the first demonstration of 3-D printing in space. Kirt Costello, deputy…

SpaceX Dragon capsule dockingMarch 1, 2017 – 08:31 pm

SpaceX Dragon capsule docking

SpaceX s Dragon capsule has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) and brought with it some belated Christmas presents and commercial cargo supplies for the crew. On Monday, Jan. 12, the Dragon capsule delivered nearly two and a half tons of water, food, science experiments and presents successfully to the astronauts. The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 8:54 a.m. EST…

What does SpaceX do?February 24, 2017 – 08:15 pm

What does SpaceX do?

What kinds of private spaceflight are happening right now? Card 4 of 13 How is NASA involved in private spaceflight? Card 5 of 13 What is space tourism? Card 6 of 13 Why does SpaceX get so much attention? SpaceX is a particularly glitzy private space company, founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, who also founded PayPal, Tesla Motors, and other companies. In a sense, it s the Apple of private spaceflight: slick, heavily self-promoting, and beloved by a distinct…