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…

SpaceX Dragon CaptureSeptember 3, 2015 – 09:20 pm

SpaceX Dragon Capture

SpaceX’s CRS-5/SpX-5 Dragon has been captured and berthed by the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday morning, earlier than planned. While a large amount of attention has been focused on the near-success of the first landing of a returning core stage on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship, the primary aim of the mission was always Dragon’s delivery an array of cargo to the orbital outpost. CRS-5 : A quick look management review of the rocket’s…

Vandenberg SpaceXMarch 13, 2015 – 05:53 pm

Vandenberg SpaceX

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA — Following the successful pad abort test in May, SpaceX began developing a plan that would move its in-flight abort test to provide higher fidelity data and reduce risk to future crews launched to the International Space Station in the Crew Dragon spacecraft. NASA and SpaceX agreed to consider this proposed change prior to the mishap of SpaceX’s seventh commercial resupply services mission. The change…

SpaceX Dragon Splashdown LiveJanuary 11, 2014 – 08:10 am

SpaceX Dragon Splashdown Live

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was released from the International Space Station’s robotic arm at 2:10 p.m. EST. The capsule was maneuvered outside the vicinity of the space station in preparation for its return trip to Earth. The capsule is currently scheduled to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at about 7:44 p.m., 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California. Robotics controllers on the ground removed the SpaceX Dragon from the Harmony node…