SpaceX mannedAugust 3, 2010 – 02:02 pm

SpaceX manned

Share This article Update 5/6/15 9:36am: The test was a success, and everything went off as planned. Here’s the replay video: Our original post continues below. SpaceX is running a critical Pad Abort test on its Dragon V2 spacecraft Wednesday. It’s the first real test on the craft, and will help pave the way for its first manned missions in 2017. The test itself is pretty straightforward, and involves the craft’s launch abort system. In case of a…

Who Makes the SpaceX Dragon?October 14, 2014 – 10:43 am

Who Makes the SpaceX Dragon?

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is captured by astronauts using the robotic arm on the International Space Station in this close-up camera view from the outpost on April 20, 2014. The Dragon capsule delivered nearly 5, lbs. of supplies to the space station crew, the third such SpaceX flight for NASA. Credit: NASA TV Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said Friday that he wasn t sure if those supplies included…

SpaceX Dragon Escape SystemJanuary 24, 2015 – 11:32 am

SpaceX Dragon Escape System

WASHINGTON — Tests of the crew escape system for SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, once scheduled for November 2014 and, more recently, January, now will take place “later this year, ” a company spokesman said Jan. 14. “I don’t have an update on dates, ” SpaceX spokesman John Taylor told SpaceNews . “We can be more specific if we get a little bit closer.” NASA is partially funding these tests under the milestone-based Commercial Crew Integrated Capability…

SpaceX Dragon Launch CostSeptember 21, 2011 – 07:19 am

SpaceX Dragon Launch Cost

SpaceX engineers are gearing up to launch a Dragon cargo ship atop a Falcon 9 rocket Friday for the company s fifth operational space station resupply mission. And if all goes well, the Falcon 9 s first stage will attempt to land on a barge stationed off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., a key milestone in SpaceX founder Elon Musk s drive to lower costs by reusing boosters that otherwise would be discarded in the sea. The Marmac 300, a platform barge…

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft LaunchJanuary 17, 2014 – 02:10 pm

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft Launch

After a 24-hour delay due to rain, NASA and SpaceX finally launched the Falcon 9/Dragon spacecraft at 1:52 am ET at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on its three-day journey to the International Space Station. Now, you can watch the 15-minute spectacle thanks to NASA. There s nothing like a good launch, it s just fantastic,SpaceX s Hans Koenigsman told NASA. From what I can tell, everything went perfectly. Two minutes and 41 seconds…

SpaceX x better than NASAAugust 22, 2015 – 07:47 am

SpaceX x better than NASA

Analysis SpaceX s perfect delivery record to the International Space Station ended on Sunday, 139 seconds into the flight of its Falcon 9 rocket. But there are good reasons why Elon s Musketeers will be back on schedule far faster than many are predicting. The accident itself was a disaster, and a very unfortunate birthday present for Elon Musk, who turned 44 that day. It had been hoped he d celebrate by seeing the first-ever landing of a Falcon rocket…

SpaceX Dragon Launch delayDecember 8, 2012 – 02:58 pm

SpaceX Dragon Launch delay

By Stephanie Martin, NASA’s 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…

SpaceX Launch success rateAugust 9, 2014 – 11:31 am

SpaceX Launch success rate

SpaceX, the private space company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, successfully launched a Thai broadcasting satellite from Cape Canaveral January 6, 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of SpaceX) The recent successful launch of a Thai broadcasting satellite by a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket signals the beginning of a new competitive environment for United Launch Alliance, a Colorado company that is a major private sector employer. For years, Centennial-based United…

When does SpaceX Dragon returnAugust 4, 2015 – 08:01 am

When does SpaceX Dragon return

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has concluded her successful mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with a return to Earth on Saturday. The EOM (End Of Mission) events began with an unberthing and release of the CRS-4/SpX-4 spacecraft from the orbital outpost, ahead of a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at around 15:38 Eastern. CRS-3 Dragon – EOM: (*CLICK HERE FOR FULL INTERACTIVE COVERAGE OF THE EOM EVENTS*) Grabbed by the…

Watch the SpaceX LaunchNovember 29, 2011 – 02:00 pm

Watch the SpaceX Launch

You can watch live as SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket and attempts to recover the first stage portion via an automated, barge-based landing plan in the Atlantic ocean right here, with the first take-off attempted scheduled for 4:33 PM ET, provided conditions remain good and pre-flight checks go well. A big part of this mission, designated CRS-6 and designed primarily as a resupply flight for the International Space Station, is getting a second…