SpaceX Dragon abort VideoMarch 28, 2018 – 12:56 pm

SpaceX Dragon abort Video

For the first time, the Elon Musk-led company tested an eject button for astronauts who will travel in SpaceX’s Dragon 2 capsule. SpaceX called the procedure, which took less than two minutes and ended with the Dragon capsule parachuting into the Atlantic Ocean, a success. Had humans been on board today, they would have been in great shape. Relive today s pad abort test in 6 seconds — SpaceX (@SpaceX) In order to get astronauts away from the rocket…

SpaceX Dragon CAD DrawingMarch 27, 2018 – 12:56 pm

SpaceX Dragon CAD Drawing

After running for about three months aboard the ISS, the first 3D printer in space has finally sent a bit of itself back to Earth for testing. At 7:44 pm EST yesterday, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft landed in the Pacific Ocean, about 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California. Among the 3, 700 pounds of NASA cargo on board, the spacecraft carried 3D printed samples produced on the Made In Space Zero G Printer, currently installed on the International…

SpaceX Launch explosionMarch 26, 2018 – 12:54 pm

SpaceX Launch explosion

SpaceX successfully launched, carrying the AsiaSat 6 satellite to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Falcon 9 launch was initially delayed due to concerns after a SpaceX test flight exploded in late August. The launch went perfectly, and communications are established with the satellite. The launch was originally scheduled for 12:50am eastern time on Wednesday August 27th, but was scratched when a Falcon 9 test vehicle error triggered an explosive…

SpaceX Rocket BBCMarch 25, 2018 – 12:53 pm

SpaceX Rocket BBC

Image caption Falcon 9: The lower part of the rocket - its first-stage - will eventually carry landing gear Have we witnessed the beginning of a revolution in rocketry? The new vehicle has been given the additional performance it needs to start lofting commercial telecoms spacecraft and other payloads, and nearly all of these modifications appear to work just fine. But it s what happened to part of the rocket after it had completed the primary mission…

The Mind Behind Tesla SpaceX and SolarCityMarch 23, 2018 – 12:51 pm

The Mind Behind Tesla SpaceX and SolarCity

Photograph by Platon Any study of Elon Musk must begin at the headquarters of SpaceX, in Hawthorne, California, a few miles from Los Angeles International Airport. It’s there that visitors will find two giant posters of Mars hanging side by side on the wall leading up to Musk’s cubicle. The poster to the left depicts Mars as it is today—a cold, barren red orb. The poster on the right shows a Mars with a humongous green landmass surrounded by oceans…

SpaceX Dragon xMarch 18, 2018 – 12:48 pm

SpaceX Dragon x

Space X is giving its Dragon spacecraft a software upgrade so it might be able to save itself in the event of a rocket explosion. Toru Hana/Reuters Elon Musk, co-founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors. The accident occurred about two minutes after liftoff and was due to the failure of a strut in the rocket s second stage, according to preliminary findings, Musk said. The strut held down a helium bottle inside a liquid oxygen fuel tank, and when…

Is SpaceX Part of NASAMarch 17, 2018 – 12:48 pm

Is SpaceX Part of NASA

Today, NASA selected SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft to fly American astronauts to the International Space Station under the Commercial Crew Program. SpaceX is deeply honored by the trust NASA has placed in us, and we welcome today’s decision and the mission it advances with gratitude and seriousness of purpose. Under the $2.6 billion contract, SpaceX will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft atop the Falcon 9 launch vehicle from…

SpaceX Dragon capsule RecoveryMarch 16, 2018 – 12:45 pm

SpaceX Dragon capsule Recovery

Private spaceflight company SpaceX recovered its Dragon cargo capsule on March 26, 2013. They tweeted this photo and wrote: [PHOTO] #Dragon returns to Earth Credit: SpaceX (via Twitter as @SpaceX) This story was updated at 12:46 p.m. EDT. An unmanned SpaceX space capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean Tuesday (March 26), reaching the wet finish line of the spaceflight company s second cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station for…

SpaceX crewed DragonMarch 15, 2018 – 12:43 pm

SpaceX crewed Dragon

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft built to bring humans to orbit took flight for the first time Wednesday. Dragon roared to life at about 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday for its short, uncrewed test in Florida. The seemingly successful test marks a big milestone on SpaceX’s road to ferrying NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station in the next two years. “It was a great, great outcome,Elon Musk, SpaceX s founder, said after the test. Had there been…

Does SpaceX Hire Software EngineersMarch 14, 2018 – 12:43 pm

Does SpaceX Hire Software Engineers

Stephen Jones is a lead software engineer at SpaceX and former CUDA architect at NVIDIA For this post, Stephen Jones gives his perspective on aspects of technology of great interest to Rescale’s users. As a major contributor to CUDA, many of Rescale’s users have run analyses taking advantage of his work on GPGPU technology, and others have created their own codes using CUDA libraries. From a personal perspective, having returned to work with engineering…