SpaceX Dragon PriceFebruary 15, 2018 – 11:46 am

SpaceX Dragon Price

Share This article SpaceX has unveiled what it hopes will be the future of manned, commercial spaceflight: The seven-seater Dragon V2 spaceship. It is very similar to the current, unmanned Dragon resupply spacecraft, but with the new ability to soft “land anywhere on Earth with the accuracy of a helicopter, ” rather than the normal method of parachuting from the atmosphere into the ocean. This will allow the Dragon V2 to be reused up to 10 times before…

SpaceX VS NASAFebruary 14, 2018 – 11:45 am

SpaceX VS NASA

NASA Currently, the Russian Federal Space Agency, or Roscosmos, charges NASA about $70 million a seat to send astronauts to the space station. With Boeing and/or SpaceX, the cost will be reduced to around $58 million a seat. I don t ever, ever want to write another check to Roscosmos,said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Boeing is about to celebrate its first 100 years in business, and its commercial airplane segment brings in nearly $70 billion…

SpaceX Dragon Live CoverageFebruary 13, 2018 – 11:45 am

SpaceX Dragon Live Coverage

The Expedition 43 crew completed preparations on Wednesday to send SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle back to Earth. NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Terry Virts transferred samples from two of the station’s Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS, or MELFI, freezers for return on Dragon. These included samples from the Cell Shape and Expression, CASIS PCG-3, Nematode Muscles experiments along with human research samples. After final cargo…

SpaceX crs-7 Launch LiveFebruary 9, 2018 – 11:39 am

SpaceX crs-7 Launch Live

Science & Technology / Space · About After seven successful missions to the International Space Station, including six official resupply missions for NASA, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are set to liftoff from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for their seventh official Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the orbiting lab. Liftoff is targeted for Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 10:21am…

SpaceX Launch mishapFebruary 8, 2018 – 11:37 am

SpaceX Launch mishap

SpaceX Delays Launch Days After Test Mishap Joe Raedle—Getty Images A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sits on a lauch pad on Oct. 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX is delaying this week s Falcon 9 rocket launch by a day following an explosion of a test flight of its experimental Falcon 9R rocket. The company says it will review flight record details before the next test flight SpaceX delayed the launch of a commercial communications satellite on Tuesday…

SpaceX Landing Rocket on bargeFebruary 2, 2018 – 11:20 am

SpaceX Landing Rocket on barge

Topics: Private spaceflight, mission status, International Space Station, rockets This Friday, SpaceX will attempt what no agency or company has done before: land a used rocket stage on a floating ocean platform. The effort will be made during the private spaceflight company s fifth paid cargo run to the International Space Station. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 is…

SpaceX Dragon ECLSSFebruary 1, 2018 – 11:19 am

SpaceX Dragon ECLSS

With less than one week now remaining until the launch of SpaceX’s second operational International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission, preparations to make the orbital outpost ready to receive the Dragon capsule are progressing smoothly. However, resupply flights for the remainder of the year continue to be re-shuffled around a packed and challenging logistics flight manifest. Dragon’s latest mission: The upcoming SpaceX Dragon mission will be…

SpaceX Dragon FactsJanuary 31, 2018 – 11:17 am

SpaceX Dragon Facts

It s been a nail-biting year for Falcon 9, a rocket designed and manufactured by private space technology corporation SpaceX. In 2012, SpaceX became the first commercial company to visit the International Space Station when Falcon 9 delivered the spacecraft Dragon. Although Falcon 9 and Dragon are currently being used to deliver cargo to the ISS, the ultimate goal behind the spacecrafts is to shuttle humans to space and usher in an era of space tourism…

SpaceX Rocket explosion 2014January 26, 2018 – 11:08 am

SpaceX Rocket explosion 2014

A faulty sensor aboard a prototype rocket likely led to its destruction last week during a flight at SpaceX s test facility in Central Texas, company officials said. — Mandy (@EthansMommy17) The rocket testbed, powered by a modified first stage from the Falcon 9 booster with three engines, flew off of its prescribed trajectory during an Aug. 22 vertical takeoff and landing test flight. The rocket s on-board safety system recognized the problem and…

SpaceX Dragon imagesJanuary 13, 2018 – 10:40 am

SpaceX Dragon images

SpaceX CEO and billionaire founder Elon Musk gushed with excitement as he counted down the seconds and literally pulled the curtain away to unveil his company’s new manned Dragon V2 astronaut transporter for all the world to see during a live streaming webcast shortly after 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST, 0200 GMT) this evening, Thursday, May 29, from SpaceX HQ. The first photos from the event are collected herein. And I’ll be adding more and updating this…