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…

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…