SpaceX Dragon cockpitJuly 29, 2017 – 09:30 am

SpaceX Dragon cockpit

At its California headquarters, SpaceX has unveiled the upgraded version of its Dragon spaceship that will be used to carry astronauts into orbit in the future. The new capsule, whose shape reminds that of the Apollo spacecraft, is equipped with 8 powerful engines and landing legs that make precision touchdowns, like those performed by helicopters, possible: in other words, rather than parachuting down into the ocean the new spaceship will gently…

SpaceX Dragon Launch VehicleJuly 28, 2017 – 09:28 am

SpaceX Dragon Launch Vehicle

Today, SpaceX unveiled its Dragon Version 2 spacecraft, the next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to Earth orbit and beyond. The spacecraft will be capable of carrying up to seven crewmembers, landing propulsively almost anywhere on Earth, and refueling and flying again for rapid reusability. As a modern, 21st century manned spacecraft, Dragon v2 will revolutionize access to space. Dragon v2’s powerful launch escape system, the first…

Job in SpaceXJuly 26, 2017 – 09:26 am

Job in SpaceX

Think you ve got what it takes to work at SpaceX? You might want to have a look at Benjamin Klein s resume first. Klein just graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering and 4.0 GPA. But, as you might suspect, it takes more than perfect grades to get one of the most coveted spots in the world as an engineer at SpaceX — a private space company founded by CEO Elon Musk that aspires to launch the first humans…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo ship splashes into PacificJuly 22, 2017 – 09:19 am

SpaceX Dragon Cargo ship splashes into Pacific

SpaceX s Dragon capsule uses parachutes to descend to the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico s Baja Peninsula after leaving the International Space Station. (AP Photo/SpaceX) March 26, 2013: The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft after it was detached from the International Space Station at 4:10 a.m. The Dragon is expected to splash down in the eastern Pacific ocean approximatel 246 miles off the coast of Baja Calif. later this morning. (AP Photo/NASA)…

SpaceX Dragon parachutesJuly 13, 2017 – 08:52 am

SpaceX Dragon parachutes

Many scientists running experiments related to space and space travel have been anxiously awaiting the return of SpaceX s Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station. However, the wait is over since the spacecraft has successfully splashed down in the Pacific bringing with it over 3, 500 pounds of valuable scientific cargo. This May 18, the Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean in a location around 300 miles west of…

SpaceX HawthorneJuly 10, 2017 – 08:45 am

SpaceX Hawthorne

As the only operational vehicle capable of taking significant amounts of cargo both to and from the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is already a critical piece of the American space program. With at least 10 more station resupply missions over the next couple years, and with development of a human-rated Dragon and DragonLab underway, production of the Dragon spacecraft has increased significantly. No other American company…

SpaceX crs-7 CostJuly 4, 2017 – 08:38 am

SpaceX crs-7 Cost

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – What should I do if I think I have found debris from the incident? 2. Is there an effort to survey for debris? SpaceX deployed vehicles after the incident to survey the area and recover any available debris and is working with the U.S. Coast Guard. 3. Was anybody hurt as a result of the incident? No injuries have been reported. All processes, protocol and procedures were followed with respect to safety. We have received no…

SpaceX Dragon Moon LandingJuly 2, 2017 – 08:37 am

SpaceX Dragon Moon Landing

OTV - 1986 Space Tug depicted in NASA s Pioneering Space Frontier . A space tug from the 1986 Pioneering the Space Frontier policy report. Credit: NASA via Marcus Lindroos SpaceX has said two Falcon Heavy launches would be required to carry a manned Dragon to a lunar landing. However, the 53 metric ton payload capacity of a single Falcon Heavy would be sufficient to carry the 40 mT (Earth departure stage + lunar lander) system described below. This…

SpaceX Dragon capsule Launch to ISSJune 30, 2017 – 08:21 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule Launch to ISS

The capsule was carried January 10 atop a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Cape Canaveral. After launch the rocket came down as planned on a drone ship but hit a bit too hard By Mike Wall and SPACE.com | January 12, 2015 The rocket stage came down on target but hit the drone ship too hard Saturday. SpaceX will try the bold maneuver again on future launches, company representatives said. Credit: NASA TV NASA astronaut Barry Butch Wilmore, commander…

SpaceX Dragon FuelJune 29, 2017 – 08:21 am

SpaceX Dragon Fuel

SpaceX tested its next Falcon 9 rocket during a major countdown rehearsal Monday, loading propellant into the two-stage launcher and validating improvements made to the company s Cape Canaveral launch pad before liftoff as soon as Nov. 30. The third Falcon 9 rocket sits on the launch pad. Credit: Kyle Cothern/SpaceX The practice countdown, also known as a wet dress rehearsal, put the Falcon 9 rocket, the launch pad and control teams through drills…