SpaceX Dragon capsule LandingAugust 16, 2017 – 10:15 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule Landing

The private Dragon capsule built by SpaceX is seen at the end of the International Space Station s robotic arm during its undocking on Oct. 28, 2012, in this camera view. The Dragon capsule made the first commercial cargo delivery to the space station for NASA. Credit: NASA TV This story was updated at 3:25 p.m. EDT. NASA s first commercial cargo flight ended with a splash today (Oct. 28), when the SpaceX Dragon capsule landed after a landmark mission…

SpaceX Dragon Landing siteAugust 15, 2017 – 10:15 am

SpaceX Dragon Landing site

The attempt will come in the minutes after SpaceX s scheduled launch of a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket, topped by a Dragon capsule that s loaded with 5, 200 pounds (2, 350 kilograms) of supplies, equipment and experiments for the International Space Station. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is set for 6:20 a.m. ET Tuesday, with a 70 percent chance of acceptable weather. Dragon s flight is SpaceX s fifth cargo resupply mission under the terms…

Musk SpaceX StockAugust 14, 2017 – 10:13 am

Musk SpaceX Stock

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has just invested in Elon Musk’s SolarCity’s solar bonds to the tune of $90 million dollars, according to reports out this week. SolarCity launched its solar bonds program in 2014. They allow members of the public to invest in SolarCity without buying stock. SolarCity recently took their bonds to a new level by partnering with an investment company to make them available for retirement investing. It’s a little mind boggling that… هاست

SpaceX Dragon testAugust 9, 2017 – 10:04 am

SpaceX Dragon test

SpaceX SpaceX has announced that the first major test of its Crew Dragon (aka Dragon V2) is expected to take place tomorrow, May 6, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Cape Canaveral. For the first launch of the Crew Dragon capsule, SpaceX will be performing what s known as a pad abort test , which will test the capsule s launch abort capabilities. While the next test after this one (the in-flight abort test) will launch a Crew Dragon using a…

TV Coverage of SpaceX LaunchAugust 4, 2017 – 09:49 am

TV Coverage of SpaceX Launch

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks to reporters at NASA s Kennedy Space Center in Florida during the first launch attempt of the Deep Space Climate Observatory on Feb. 8, 2015, 17 years after Gore championed an earlier version of the mission called Triana. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett In 1998, then-Vice President Al Gore (who attended Sunday s launch try) championed the Triana satellite as a way to beam live, constant views of Earth from space for…

SpaceX Dragon SplashdownAugust 2, 2017 – 09:38 am

SpaceX Dragon Splashdown

— NASA (@NASA) The capsule splashed down on schedule at 7:44 pm EST off the coast of Baja California in the Pacific Ocean. It was recovered onto a 45-meter (150-foot) barge by a 4-person SpaceX dive team. This marks the end of the fifth commercial resupply mission by SpaceX for NASA a total 12 missions contracted to the International Space Station. The Dragon is the only space freighter capable of reentry, making it the only ride for returning materials…

SpaceX Dragon cockpitJuly 29, 2017 – 09:30 am

SpaceX Dragon cockpit

At its California headquarters, SpaceX has unveiled the upgraded version of its Dragon spaceship that will be used to carry astronauts into orbit in the future. The new capsule, whose shape reminds that of the Apollo spacecraft, is equipped with 8 powerful engines and landing legs that make precision touchdowns, like those performed by helicopters, possible: in other words, rather than parachuting down into the ocean the new spaceship will gently…

SpaceX Dragon Launch VehicleJuly 28, 2017 – 09:28 am

SpaceX Dragon Launch Vehicle

Today, SpaceX unveiled its Dragon Version 2 spacecraft, the next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to Earth orbit and beyond. The spacecraft will be capable of carrying up to seven crewmembers, landing propulsively almost anywhere on Earth, and refueling and flying again for rapid reusability. As a modern, 21st century manned spacecraft, Dragon v2 will revolutionize access to space. Dragon v2’s powerful launch escape system, the first…

Job in SpaceXJuly 26, 2017 – 09:26 am

Job in SpaceX

Think you ve got what it takes to work at SpaceX? You might want to have a look at Benjamin Klein s resume first. Klein just graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering and 4.0 GPA. But, as you might suspect, it takes more than perfect grades to get one of the most coveted spots in the world as an engineer at SpaceX — a private space company founded by CEO Elon Musk that aspires to launch the first humans…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo ship splashes into PacificJuly 22, 2017 – 09:19 am

SpaceX Dragon Cargo ship splashes into Pacific

SpaceX s Dragon capsule uses parachutes to descend to the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico s Baja Peninsula after leaving the International Space Station. (AP Photo/SpaceX) March 26, 2013: The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft after it was detached from the International Space Station at 4:10 a.m. The Dragon is expected to splash down in the eastern Pacific ocean approximatel 246 miles off the coast of Baja Calif. later this morning. (AP Photo/NASA)…