SpaceX Dragon TrackerMay 14, 2017 – 06:23 am

SpaceX Dragon Tracker

By Nancy Atkinson Saturday morning’s launch window for SpaceX’s historic test flight to the International Space Station lasts just one second . Company President Gwynne Shotwell predicted they have “better than a 50-50 shot on whether we lift off tomorrow, ” she said at a press conference today, adding, “If we lift off, we’ll get to orbit.” Shotwell and NASA officials outlined a myriad of systems and activities that have to go perfectly for the launch… whitney center for permanent cosmetics

SpaceX Dragon docking LiveMay 12, 2017 – 06:17 am

SpaceX Dragon docking Live

Space X and NASA are moments away from making history. The Dragon capsule is making its final approach toward docking with the International Space Station, marking a new chapter both for NASA and privatized space exploration. It s currently projected to dock at 10:02am EDT. You can watch it all right here: For those tuning in a little late to the story, SpaceX is the first commercial company in to attempt to send a spacecraft to the station. Ever…

Will SpaceX Go to the MoonMay 10, 2017 – 06:10 am

Will SpaceX Go to the Moon

With the unveiling of the Dragon V2 spaceship, SpaceX is another step closer to shoot for the moon and beyond. The new spaceship from Tesla electric car manufacturer, Elon Musk, is a low-earth orbit craft designed to ferry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX is competing against the Boeing Company, Blue Origin, and the Sierra Nevada Corporation to create space taxi’s to replace the now retired NASA Space Shuttle fleet…

SpaceX Dragon abort testMay 3, 2017 – 11:19 pm

SpaceX Dragon abort test

WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — SpaceX now is targeting Wednesday, May 6, for a pad abort test of its Crew Dragon, a spacecraft under final development and certification through NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP). The test window will open at 7 a.m. EDT. NASA Television will provide live coverage of the test, which will simulate an emergency abort from a test stand on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. The…

SpaceX Dragon ISS rendezvousMay 2, 2017 – 11:19 pm

SpaceX Dragon ISS rendezvous

By Ken Kremer The SpaceX 3 Dragon commercial cargo freighter successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Easter Sunday morning, April 20, as planned and was deftly captured by Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata at 7:15 a.m. EDT at the controls of the Canadian built robotic arm. Berthing was officially completed at 10:06 a.m. EDT while the massive complex was soaring 260 miles above Brazil. This story is being updated as events…

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 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…