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 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…