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…

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 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…

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…