SpaceX Rocket carrying manned Dragon capsuleApril 28, 2017 – 11:10 pm

SpaceX Rocket carrying manned Dragon capsule

SpaceX CEO, founder and chief designer Elon Musk is set to unveil the manned version of his firms commercial Dragon spaceship later this week, setting in motion an effort that he hopes will soon restore America’s capability to launch US astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station (ISS) . Musk will personally introduce SpaceX’s ‘Space Taxi’ dubbed ‘Dragon V2’ at what amounts to sort of a world premiere event on May 29 at the company’s…

Is SpaceX Owned by TeslaApril 14, 2017 – 10:19 pm

Is SpaceX Owned by Tesla

Originally appeared on TechRepublic.com. Tesla is cool. Elon Musk s electric car company continues to pump out beautiful, high performance cars that Silicon Valley and, increasingly, the world lusts after. But as cool as Tesla is, SpaceX, Elon Musk s other company, is even cooler and much more important. Though it s easy to relegate SpaceX and its ilk to silly whims of billionaire Space Invaders fans, such a view is short-sighted, as Ashlee Vance…

SpaceX Dragon Engine FailureApril 12, 2017 – 10:08 pm

SpaceX Dragon Engine Failure

Share This article The Dragon capsule is a crewed module meant to carry astronauts to space — but for that to happen, its creators at SpaceX will have to make sure it’s ready for every possible eventuality. That long process began last week, as the company’s Dragon module simulated a major failure in its engines and performed an emergency bail-out procedure over NASA’s Cape Canaveral facility. The verdict? A success overall, but NASA will require…

NASA TV SpaceX DragonApril 11, 2017 – 10:06 pm

NASA TV SpaceX Dragon

SpaceX is targeting Monday, April 13 to launch the next commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is targeted for approximately 4:33 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. A Monday launch will result in the Dragon spacecraft arriving at the space station Wednesday, April…

SpaceX 3 Launch VideoApril 8, 2017 – 09:59 pm

SpaceX 3 Launch Video

4450684 SpaceX released an animated video this week showing the next stage of the company’s revolutionary reusable rocket development — the Falcon 9 Heavy — its most powerful vehicle yet, which will land three separate boosters after launch. The Falcon 9 Heavy combines three of SpaceX’s successful Falcon 9 rockets, which have successfully propelled five resupply missions to the International Space Station, into one massive booster. Combining each…

SpaceX Dragon avionicsApril 3, 2017 – 09:46 pm

SpaceX Dragon avionics

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (NASA PR) — SpaceX recently powered up its Crew Dragon avionics test bed at its facility in Hawthorne, California, by simulating a crew flight to the International Space Station. During the avionics functionality check, engineers were able to make sure the spacecraft’s hardware and software worked well together in a flight-like environment. The avionics are known as the brains of a spacecraft, controlling all the critical automated…

SpaceX Dragon abort SystemApril 2, 2017 – 09:46 pm

SpaceX Dragon abort System

A commercial spaceship designed to ferry U.S. astronauts into orbit by 2017 is set for a major test Wednesday, when SpaceX plans to blast the capsule away from a launch mount at Cape Canaveral on a mile-high demo flight to simulate the craft’s ability to protect occupants in the event of a catastrophic rocket mishap on the pad. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will not travel far, but data from Wednesday’s test should arm engineers with results to prove…

Who is SpaceX Competitor?March 28, 2017 – 09:34 pm

Who is SpaceX Competitor?

Since 2010, engineers have been secretly working in a warehouse located outside of Paris, France. But until now, few people knew what exactly they were up to. The warehouse belongs to one of Europe s leading aerospace companies, Airbus, and on June 5, the company unveiled design plans for a reusable Ariane rocket, made by the French-based company Arianespace. Arianespace is a big competitor of the American company SpaceX, and SpaceX s promise for…

SpaceX Dragon Launch Engine FailureMarch 26, 2017 – 09:33 pm

SpaceX Dragon Launch Engine Failure

The SpaceX Dragon capsule being prepared last week for placement atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for Sunday night s launch. Carrying 1, pounds in supplies, the capsule is bound for the International Space Station on the first of 12 scheduled supply flights by the company. (SpaceX photo) HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft remains on schedule for a docking Wednesday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Approximately…

SpaceX Dragon VideoMarch 21, 2017 – 09:26 pm

SpaceX Dragon Video

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind the private spaceflight company SpaceX, unveiled his firm s latest innovation — the Dragon V2 manned spaceship —Thursday night (May 29) in a stylish debut for the 21st-century space taxi for astronauts. SpaceX s Dragon Version 2 spaceship is designed to be reusable. The company plans to conduct to tests of the vehicle s launch-abort system in November 2014 and January 2015. Image released May 29, 2014…