What is SpaceX Dragon?December 25, 2015 – 09:14 pm

What is SpaceX Dragon?

SpaceX engineers are in the final weeks of processing of the Falcon 9 rocket that will launch their Dragon commercial cargo craft to the International Space Station late next week. On orbit, a pair of Expedition 44 crew members reviewed the procedures they will use when the Dragon supply ship arrives a few days later. During ongoing orbital station maintenance today, advanced microgravity science took place as the orbiting trio continues to explore…

SpaceX Hawthorne CaliforniaDecember 17, 2015 – 08:26 pm

SpaceX Hawthorne California

In the latest California labor lawsuit to be filed, SpaceX faces allegations that it violated California labor law. Although the company is involved in rocket manufacturing and the space industry, allegations are that the company violated some earthly California labor codes, including laws guaranteeing California employees meal and rest breaks. According to the Los Angeles Times (8/12/14), lawsuits have been filed against SpaceX alleging the company…

Boeing SpaceXDecember 15, 2015 – 08:11 pm

Boeing SpaceX

By Ken Kremer NASA today (July 9) named the first four astronauts who will fly on the first U.S. commercial spaceflights in private crew transportation vehicles being built by Boeing and SpaceX – marking a major milestone towards restoring American human launches to U.S. soil as soon as mid-2017, if all goes well. The four astronauts chosen are all veterans of flights on NASA’s Space Shuttles and to the International Space Station (ISS); Robert Behnken…

SpaceX Dragon 2 ConceptDecember 13, 2015 – 08:00 pm

SpaceX Dragon 2 Concept

By Ken Kremer Later this year SpaceX will unveil the design of a new and upgraded version of the firm’s Dragon spacecraft that will look like “an Alien spaceship, ” said Elon Musk, the CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, at a NASA media teleconference on Thursday, March 28. Musk announced the SpaceX plans at the briefing to mark the successful conclusion of the latest unmanned Dragon cargo carrying flight, known as CRS-2, to the International Space…

Launch of SpaceX DragonDecember 1, 2015 – 06:53 pm

Launch of SpaceX Dragon

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft stand poised to launch on the fifth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA on Jan. 6, 2015. That attempt was scrubbed, and the next try is set for Jan. 10. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX has delayed its next robotic cargo launch toward the International Space Station — which will also feature a bold rocket-reusability test — by another day, to early Saturday morning (Jan. 10). SpaceX…

SpaceX Dragon ArticlesNovember 29, 2015 – 06:42 pm

SpaceX Dragon Articles

Share This article Update 1:03pm: SpaceX has confirmed splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, exactly on time and on target, via the following tweet: “Splashdown confirmed of Dragon in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 pm ET, about 155 miles SW of Long Beach, CA.” The original article continues below: NASA has announced that the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was successfully released from the International Space Station’s robotic arm this morning at 7:04am ET…

SpaceX Dragon Launch March 1November 24, 2015 – 06:14 pm

SpaceX Dragon Launch March 1

SpaceX s Falcon 9 launched the Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station on March 1, 2013, from Cape Canaveral, FL. Credit: SpaceX (via Facebook as SpaceX) It appears that, although it achieved Earth orbit, Dragon is experiencing some type of problem right now,SpaceX s John Insprucker said during the company s launch webcast. The glitch appears to be related to Dragon s thrusters, which allow the capsule to maneuver in orbit. Issue…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo spacecraftNovember 19, 2015 – 05:46 pm

SpaceX Dragon Cargo spacecraft

SpaceX s Dragon cargo capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean on Oct. 25, 2014. Credit: SpaceX A private SpaceX Dragon capsule dropped into the Pacific Ocean today (Oct. 25), returning almost 2 tons of cargo and science experiments to Earth from the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon was released from the space station at 9:57 a.m. EDT (1357 GMT). Its parachute-guided splashdown west of Baja California, which was confirmed around…

SpaceX Dragon ExperimentsNovember 18, 2015 – 05:42 pm

SpaceX Dragon Experiments

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon space freighter rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Credit: NASA TV SpaceX s Dragon cargo capsule is hauling a lot of science gear up to the International Space Station, including experiments for the orbiting outpost s first one-year crew. The unmanned Dragon launched into space Tuesday (April 14) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from Florida s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station…

SpaceX Dragon ModelNovember 11, 2015 – 05:01 pm

SpaceX Dragon Model

SpaceX displayed their Dragon spacecraft model at the first annual Spacecraft Technology Expo, May 8-10, 2012. Credit: Denise Chow/SPACE.com Seven-astronaut crew In the crewed version, the Dragon capsule is designed to fit seven passengers. The full-size mockup on display here was used to test the vehicle s design and cabin layout. We re looking forward to proceeding in the next phase, and hopefully in the next several years, we ll have people flying…