SpaceX Dragon return to EarthDecember 19, 2017 – 10:01 am

SpaceX Dragon return to Earth

SpaceX s Dragon capsule flies above Angola while attached to the International Space Station just before its release on May 18, 2014. Credit: NASA TV Splashdown is confirmed!! Welcome home, Dragon,SpaceX officials wrote from the company s Twitter account (@SpaceX) shortly after splashdown. SpaceX s Dragon carried about 1, 600 lbs. (726 kg) of science cargo down from the space laboratory. The 150 science experiments include biotechnology samples…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo capacityDecember 13, 2017 – 09:50 am

SpaceX Dragon Cargo capacity

Dragon’s trunk supports the Dragon spacecraft during ascent to space and contains a cargo carrier designed to hold unpressurized cargo bound for the International Space Station. The trunk, a riveted aluminum structure, is 2.8 meters (9.2 feet) tall and 3.66 meters (12 feet) wide. The trunk also houses the radiator which is integral to the trunk structure, with the ability to reject up to 3kW of heat. Fairings housing Dragon’s solar arrays—two arrays…

SpaceX Dragon Thruster podsDecember 10, 2017 – 09:41 am

SpaceX Dragon Thruster pods

The SpaceX Dragon s four thruster pods are now back online and operating nominally. The trouble, however, will delay the spacecraft s docking with the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon s four thruster pods are now back online and operating nominally. The trouble, however, will delay the spacecraft s docking with the International Space Station. In a Friday afternoon press conference with reporters, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said that…

SpaceX Brownsville NewsDecember 8, 2017 – 09:41 am

SpaceX Brownsville News

Administrators from IDEA Public Schools in Brownsville were taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Michael Vargas assistant principal of operations at IDEA of Brownsville said the event provided an excellent opportunity to meet with potential students and their families amid the excitement and anticipation of SpaceX. “The future of SpaceX aligns with our values to make no excuses and set high expectations for our students, “ Vargas said…

SpaceX Dragon LandingDecember 7, 2017 – 09:40 am

SpaceX Dragon Landing

SpaceX’s Commercial Crew contender, the Dragon V2, will initially return to terra firma under parachutes, assisted by a SuperDraco soft touchdown firing, according to Dragon V2 Program Lead Dr. Garrett Reisman. Eventually, the impressive spacecraft will employ pinpoint propulsive landings, once the technology has been matured via the DragonFly test program. Dragon V2: The contact award process is secretive, due to competition rules. However, SpaceX’s…

SpaceX Dragon test VideoDecember 6, 2017 – 09:39 am

SpaceX Dragon test Video

SpaceX has released video of the Dragon pad abort test conducted earlier this month. The pad abort test and the data collected are crucial to moving forward with Crew Dragon missions, according to SpaceX. (Photo : SpaceX) On May 6, SpaceX completed the Dragon s pad abort test and successfully demonstrated how astronauts would escape should an emergency occur - an important step in preparing for Crew Dragon s manned missions. SpaceX explained: Crew…

SpaceX Dragon interior VolumeDecember 4, 2017 – 09:39 am

SpaceX Dragon interior Volume

SpaceX is preparing a spacecraft to accommodate seven astronauts on its first flight. With the goal of sending a manned Dragon spacecraft first to the International Space Station, the company s built a prototype of the capsule, including seven comfy seats for those lucky voyageurs. SpaceX, a company run by PayPal cofounder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, hopes to soon pick up where NASA s 30-year shuttle program left off last July. With a little help…

SpaceX Dragon NewsDecember 3, 2017 – 09:36 am

SpaceX Dragon News

When the SpaceX Dragon blasts off for its seventh resupply mission to the International Space Station this weekend, it will be carrying two pairs of Microsoft s HoloLens goggles. The augmented-reality wearable device, which was first shown off in January at Microsoft s Windows 10 event, hasn t yet hit the consumer market. The astronauts at the International Space Station will be among the first to strap on the goggles and use Sidekick, a technology…

Where does SpaceX Recruit?November 28, 2017 – 09:24 am

Where does SpaceX Recruit?

Lucy Nicholson/ReutersElon Musk.Elon Musk s recruiting strategy at SpaceX was to demand the best person on the planet — whether they were there to build a rocket or serve ice cream on campus. Elon isolated to say, Find me the single best person on the freaking planet, then convince me why out of how many billion people on the planet that this is that guy,said Dolly Singh, SpaceX s former Director of Talent and CEO and founder of Thesis Couture…

SpaceX Dragon capsule testNovember 26, 2017 – 09:22 am

SpaceX Dragon capsule test

With an eye toward ferrying American astronauts to space, the commercial spaceflight company SpaceX dropped a human-rated version of its Dragon capsule into the Pacific Ocean to test out its parachutes, NASA announced. Video of the SpaceX parachute test off the coast of Morro Bay, Calif., shows a Dragon capsule being cut loose from a helicopter flying 8, feet (2, 438 meters) above the ocean. Two drogue parachutes and three main parachutes successfully…