YouTube SpaceX Launch FailureMarch 13, 2015 – 05:11 pm

YouTube SpaceX Launch Failure

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. The rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart shortly after liftoff. (AP Photo/John Raoux) A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. NASA says the accident occurred a few minutes…

SpaceX Dragon crewed version New lookJuly 10, 2014 – 10:11 am

SpaceX Dragon crewed version New look

NASA has approved SpaceX’s first Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) milestone. Known as the Certification Baseline Review, the milestone covers SpaceX’s plans for the design, manufacture, integration, launch and recovery of the crewed Dragon – through to her test flight – with the goal of achieving certification to launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Crewed Dragon CCtCAP: This is mainly due to the challenging…

SpaceX Dragon Splashdown VideoMarch 10, 2015 – 04:11 pm

SpaceX Dragon Splashdown Video

A map shows where Dragon was expected to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on May 31, 2012. Credit: NASA TV Dragon became the first private vehicle to visit the space station when it docked there May 25, three days after launching atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The capsule spent a total of five days, 16 hours and 5 minutes attached to the $100 billion orbiting laboratory. [Dragon Capsule s Space Station Arrival in Pictures]…

SpaceX Dragon VS NASA OrionAugust 6, 2014 – 04:20 pm

SpaceX Dragon VS NASA Orion

NASA Television will air a news conference at noon EDT on Sunday, April 13 at the agency s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The briefing will provide an update on the status of the SpaceX-3 cargo mission launch to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14, and on the failure on Friday of a backup computer component that provides redundancy for commanding the Mobile Transporter rail car on the truss of the…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo capsuleMay 12, 2015 – 10:10 am

SpaceX Dragon Cargo capsule

A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule is seen at the end of the International Space Station s robotic arm, with the bright Earth in the background, in this view from a station camera on March 26, 2013 during undocking activities. Credit: NASA TV A private SpaceX cargo capsule undocked from the International Space Station early Tuesday to begin the trip back to Earth after three weeks linked to the orbiting laboratory. The unmanned Dragon space capsule was…

SpaceX Jobs Vandenberg Air Force BaseApril 21, 2015 – 08:42 am

SpaceX Jobs Vandenberg Air Force Base

Yesterday, as part of my visit to Vandenberg Air Force Base to give a space history lecture to the local section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, I was given a short tour of these west coast launch facilities. While Kennedy is used for launches that circle the equator, Vandenberg, with its southern-facing coast, launches rockets that head south over the ocean for a polar orbit. We only had time to go inside one launchpad…

SpaceX Dragon Launch TodayMay 4, 2013 – 03:14 pm

SpaceX Dragon Launch Today

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket, equipped with landing legs, awaits launch in the private spaceflight company s hangar at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Image added March 11, 2014. Credit: SpaceX Ambitious test flight SpaceX s ambitious reusable rocket test is only a secondary goal for the company today, but if successful it could lead to rocket innovations that may dramatically reduce the cost of space travel. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based company plans to launch…

SpaceX Dragon PicturesMarch 7, 2015 – 03:41 pm

SpaceX Dragon Pictures

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts Blogs NASA TV At 9:00 a.m. EDT (13:00 UTC), Crew Dragon’s eight SuperDraco engines ignited, pushing the spacecraft away from the launch pad. Just five seconds later, the burn was complete, with the vehicle reaching a top speed of kilometers per hour (345 miles per hour). Dragon’s unpressurized trunk section was jettisoned, and two drogue parachutes were released to stabilize the vehicle. Three…

SpaceX Launch TicketsDecember 7, 2014 – 04:10 pm

SpaceX Launch Tickets

By Mike Killian Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, is scheduled to launch their Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket this Sunday at 8:35 p.m. EDT from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40. The mission aims to send their Dragon spacecraft on the first contracted U.S. commercial cargo resupply mission (known as mission CRS-1) to the International Space Station (ISS). When it comes to viewing launches…