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 crew capsule interiorDecember 30, 2017 – 10:20 am

SpaceX Dragon crew capsule interior

SpaceX head Elon Musk has unveiled the latest version of his Dragon spacecraft via a highly anticipated event at the SpaceX factory in California. Known as Dragon V2, the spacecraft is the crewed version of the ship that recently returned from its fourth trip to the International Space Station (ISS). This latest Dragon is the current favorite to win the right to return domestic crew launch independence to the United States. Commercial Crew: With the…

SpaceX Jobs EuropeDecember 28, 2017 – 10:11 am

SpaceX Jobs Europe

SpaceX’s entry into commercial space launches back in 2013 has caught up with the European Space Agency. SpaceX is known for their low-costs for launching satellites and sending gear to the International Space Station. The ESA has been haggling over how to proceed with the Ariane satellite launch vehicle for more than two years. A deal is expected to be in place this week, though. Germany was holding out for a two-step project to upgrade the current…

Is SpaceX GoodDecember 20, 2017 – 10:01 am

Is SpaceX Good

Monday s scheduled launch of a robotic SpaceX cargo craft to the International Space Station will proceed despite the failure of a backup electronics box for the station s truss system, NASA says. Mission managers said they would be able to work around the problems caused by the faiure. We re good to go,Michael Suffredini, NASA s space station program manager, said during a Sunday news conference. Suffredini said a spacewalk to replace the box is…