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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 Dragon Spacecraft Chasing Space Station for Easter Morning Rendezvous
Dragon Release
April 19th, 2014
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft launched on Friday afternoon riding a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to orbit. Dragon is due to be grappled by the space station's robotic arm at 7:14 a.m. EDT Sunday.
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SpaceX to Launch Dragon Supply Ship to Space Station Today: Watch It Live
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship stand atop its Florida launch pad ahead of a planned April 14, 2014 launch to the International Space Station. The mission for NASA will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
April 18th, 2014
Private spaceflight company SpaceX is expected to launch its unmanned cargo-carrying Dragon capsule to the International Space Station today (April 18) after multiple delays.
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SpaceX Claims Milestone With Bold Reusable Rocket Test
SpaceX's Third Dragon Capsule Launches
April 18th, 2014
SpaceX's audacious plan to land part of a rocket in the ocean after launching it to space may not have gone perfectly, but the private spaceflight company's founder still considers it a success, one that could help lead to reusable rockets in the future.
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SpaceX Launches Robotic Cargo Mission to Space Station
SpaceX's Third Dragon Capsule Launch
April 18th, 2014
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft blasted off at 3:25 p.m. EDT today from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding into space atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. Dragon is scheduled to rendezvous with the orbiting lab on Sunday.
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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's Dragon 'Chases' the Space Station: See It This Weekend
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket 2nd Stage Engine Burning
April 18th, 2014
Skywatchers across parts of the United States and southern Canada will get an opportunity to watch as the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Dragon capsule "chases" the International Space Station across the sky.
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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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