SpaceX, Dragon Capsule & Falcon 9: Latest News

Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is a commercial company aiming to launch cargo, and eventually people, to low-Earth orbit. The firm is developing its Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 booster under contracts from NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program and its Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.
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NASA Nears Choice on Private Space Taxis for Astronauts
The Dream Chaser space plane designed by Sierra Nevada Space Systems is one of several private space taxis NASA is considering to launch American astronauts on round trips to the International Space Station. A decision is expected in late August or early
August 27th, 2014
The space agency is about to give out its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract, the last in a series of awards and agreements NASA began putting in place in 2010 to encourage the development of private American astronaut taxis.
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SpaceX Taking 3D Printing to the Final Frontier
SpaceX Tests 3D-Printed Engine Part
August 21st, 2014
As SpaceX gets ready to launch astronauts into space in the coming years, the California-based company is also pushing the frontier in another field: 3D printing.
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SpaceX Delays Commercial Satellite Launch Over Reusable Rocket Mishap
AsiaSat 6 Satellite Encapsulated
August 27th, 2014
SpaceX scrubbed the planned early Wednesday liftoff of a commercial communications satellite to perform a thorough check of its launch systems in the wake of a test-flight mishap last week involving a prototype rocket.
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Amazing SpaceX Video Shows Reusable Rocket Test as Seen from Airplane
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket's Boost Stage
August 16th, 2014
An amazing new video shows a stage of the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket make a soft splashdown in the ocean after delivering six satellites to space.
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Texas Offers SpaceX $15 Million in Incentives to Build Private Spaceport
Falcon 9 launch
August 7th, 2014
Texas is offering the private space company SpaceX more than $15 million in incentives to build a new launch facility at the southernmost tip of the Lone Star State.
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SpaceX's Elon Musk Takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Elon Musk gets water dumped on his head
August 19th, 2014
Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind the private rocket company SpaceX, has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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