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 Signs Over Historic Apollo-Era Launch Pad to SpaceX
Officials at Kennedy's Launch Pad 39A
April 15th, 2014
One of NASA's most historic launch pads is now under new management. Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is now under the control of SpaceX, the company led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Primary Section: spaceflight
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Monday's Big Space Day: See a Rocket Launch, Mars and Total Lunar Eclipse Online
Total Lunar Eclipse of June 2011
April 14th, 2014
Monday features the launch of SpaceX's third contracted cargo mission to the International Space Station, a great view of a superbright Mars and a total eclipse of the moon overnight.
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SpaceX to Launch Robotic Capsule to Space Station Next Week
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Static Fire Test
April 8th, 2014
A private spaceflight company will launch its third robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station next week.
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SpaceX Delays Dragon Cargo Ship Launch Due to Rocket Helium Leak
Dragon Cargo Capsule on Falcon 9 Rocket
April 14th, 2014
The company's unmanned Dragon spacecraft was scheduled to blast off today at 4:58 p.m. EDT from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. But the attempt was scrubbed because Dragon's ride to space, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, sprung a leak.
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5 Weird Things Launching Into Space on SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft Monday
Dragon Mated with Falcon 9
April 13th, 2014
When a private spaceflight company launches its mission to the International Space Station next week it will carry some strange cargo to space.
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Why SpaceX's Elon Musk Says 2008 Was His 'Worst Year' Ever
Charlie Bolden and Elon Musk shake hands by SpaceX's Dragon capsule
April 3rd, 2014
Elon Musk discussed the worst year of his life in a new interview with "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley.
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Stephen Hawking Tells Explorers to Reach Out Beyond Earth
Professor Stephen Hawking experiences the freedom of weightlessness during a zero gravity flight.
March 18th, 2014
Ambitious plans to carry humans far beyond Earth were at the forefront of the Explorers Club Annual Dinner here Saturday night, as astronauts, entrepreneurs and physicist Stephen Hawking celebrated the wonder — and necessity — of space exploration.
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NASA's PhoneSat 2.5 Dials Up Innovation for Smartphone Satellites
phonesat 2.5, smartphone, nasa, cellphone
April 1st, 2014
NASA has developed a line of tiny spacecraft based on commercial smartphones, in an attempt to demonstrate how well cheap, off-the-shelf electronics can perform and survive in the space environment.
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