SpaceX Dragon AshesJanuary 12, 2017 – 04:58 pm

SpaceX Dragon Ashes

When actor James Doohan died in 2005, the man who played Star Trek s engineer Scotty for nearly 40 years had one request: That his ashes be launched into space. Now, after years of delays and countless rumors, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is not only carrying the Dragon spacecraft; according to Billionaire SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk, it has the ashes of Scotty packed somewhere inside the rocket. The unmanned Dragon spacecraft, which is scheduled…

SpaceX Dragon capsule LaunchJanuary 6, 2017 – 04:29 pm

SpaceX Dragon capsule Launch

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who s spending almost a year on the space station, used the outpost s robotic arm to unhook the gumdrop-shaped spacecraft from its port on the station s Harmony module and release it for the homeward journey. Hours later, SpaceX said the Dragon splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. ET, about 155 miles southwest of Long Beach, California. SpaceX tweeted this picture of the Dragon capsule after its recovery from…

SpaceX SES Launch YouTubeDecember 30, 2016 – 04:18 pm

SpaceX SES Launch YouTube

Falcon 9 booster to launch SES-14 and SES-16/ GovSat in 2017 Luxembourg/ Hawthorne, CA – 25 February 2015 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today an agreement with SpaceX to launch two new satellites in 2017 – SES-14 and SES-16/ GovSat – using the Falcon 9 rocket. SES had announced the order of the two new satellites last week. SES-14 is a hybrid satellite to be positioned at 47.5/48 degrees West with C- and…

SpaceX Dragon Launch WebcastDecember 29, 2016 – 04:17 pm

SpaceX Dragon Launch Webcast

An unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule sits atop its Falcon 9 rocket at the private spaceflight company s launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sept. 19, 2014. Bad weather prevented a planned early-morning launch toward the International Space Station for NASA on Saturday, Sept. 20. Credit: SpaceX We have scrubbed today s launch opportunity because of inclement weather,NASA spokesman Mike Curie said during the countdown commentary…

SpaceX Dragon CAD ModelDecember 24, 2016 – 03:51 pm

SpaceX Dragon CAD Model

SpaceX s Dragon V2 making a landing. SpaceX As long as we continue to throw away rockets and spacecraft, we will never have true access to space,Musk said, likening the situation to throwing away passenger jets after each flight. It will always be incredibly expensive. Musk said it still retains the parachutes of the previous model but will only deploy those chutes if the spacecraft detects an anomaly with the engines or the propulsion system before…

SpaceX Dragon Cost comparisonDecember 16, 2016 – 03:17 pm

SpaceX Dragon Cost comparison

Dragon V2 Seats seven astronauts Crew escape capability from entering capsule until orbit Lands propulsively on earth or other planet Rapid reusability Docking adapter for the ISS 25m^3 total payload volume Orion Seats four astronauts Crew escape with the launch abort system Lands in the ocean Reusable Crew Module Docking Adapter for the ISS 19.5m^3 total payload volume How about some control screen comparisons: And some external shots Orion Dragon…

SpaceX Live StreamDecember 14, 2016 – 03:11 pm

SpaceX Live Stream

SpaceX is about to attempt a new landing procedure that could eventually make space travel much cheaper and easier. The landing attempt will happen minutes after SpaceX launches one of their Falcon 9 rockets out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at exactly 10:21 am ET. Here s the live feed, via NASA: If the rocket safely lands on the platform, it should be in good condition to be reused for a second launch — the first time any rocket…