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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SpaceX Won't Try Rocket Landing on Drone Ship After Satellite Launch Today
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and the DSCOVR space-weather satellite on the launch pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch is scheduled for the evening of Feb. 11, 2015.
February 11th, 2015
Rough seas have scuttled SpaceX's plan to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a robotic drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean after today's launch of the DSCOVR space-weather satellite.
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SpaceX's 1st Mission to Deep Space Captured in Amazing Photos
Falcon 9 Carrying DSCOVR to L1
February 12th, 2015
A SpaceX rocket launching the spaceflight company's first mission to deep space came in for a smooth landing in the ocean after the launch Wednesday (Feb. 11), as another piece of the rocket captured an incredible view of Earth from space.
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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth with Ocean Splashdown
SpaceX's robotic Dragon cargo capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 10, 2015.
February 10th, 2015
The Dragon spacecraft splashed down Tuesday (Feb. 10) at 7:44 p.m. EST in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. The unmanned capsule had departed from the space station about 5 1/2 hours earlier, at 2:10 p.m. EST.
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SpaceX to Launch Satellite, Return 2 Spacecraft to Earth Today: Watch Live
SpaceX's autonomous spaceport drone ship, named "Just Read the Instructions," is designed to be an offshore landing pad for the company's Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX aims to land the Falcon 9's first stage on the ship during the DSCOVR satellite launch on Feb
February 10th, 2015
SpaceX aims to launch the DSCOVR space weather satellite, land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket in a reusability test and bring its Dragon cargo capsule safely down to Earth, all in the span of a few hours.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – Feb. 15, 2015
Lunar Base Made with 3D Printing
February 15th, 2015
Europe launched a prototype minishuttle on its first space test, SpaceX lofted the DSCOVR space-weather satellite, and scientists questioned whether dark matter is truly "dark." Here are's picks for the best space stories of the week.
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SpaceX Leases Florida Launch Pad for Rocket Landings
Falcon Heavy Booster Returns to Launch Pad
February 10th, 2015
SpaceX plans to convert a launch pad into a landing pad for the reusable rocket boosters it is developing to power its Falcon family of rockets.
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