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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Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos,, Blue Origin
November 25th, 2015
Following the successful landing of a reusable-rocket booster, Jeff Bezos, CEO of the private commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin, told reporters, "We are on the verge of a golden age of space exploration."
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Watch Elon Musk Talk Turkey on Big Bang Theory
SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk made an appearance on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" on Nov. 19, 2015.
November 20th, 2015
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched rockets, spaceships and electric cars, and after his stint on CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" last night, he can add TV sitcom to his epic list of achievements.
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Intense Antares Rocket Explosion Shown in Newly Released NASA Photos
Launch Pad After Antares Rocket Explosion
November 5th, 2015
NASA has now posted new photos of the ill-fated October 2014 Antares launch on its Flickr page — just a week or so after the agency released the results of its investigation into the failure.
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Billionaire Battle: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk Square Off on Reusable-Rocket Test
Blue Origin’s Reusable Rocket About to Land
November 24th, 2015
SpaceX founder Elon Musk congratulated Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin for landing a rocket from space Monday (Nov. 23) — but also stressed that the flight test did not exactly make history.
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Private Companies Will Help NASA Get to Mars, Space Agency Chief Says
Bolden at SpaceCom Expo
November 18th, 2015
If NASA is to push human space exploration to new destinations, they'll need the help of commercial companies — especially in low-Earth orbit — according to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
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Will Private Moon Race's First Contract Spur Snowball Effect?
SpaceIL's Lunar Lander
November 4th, 2015
Last month, Israel-based SpaceIL announced it had signed a deal to launch its lander to the moon aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the second half of 2017.
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SpaceX Changes Its Falcon 9 Rocket Return-to-Flight Plans
Falcon 9 in Hanger
October 19th, 2015
SpaceX on Oct. 16 said it had changed its return-to-flight plans and would first launch 11 small Orbcomm messaging satellites into low Earth orbit, and then test reignition of the redesigned second-stage engine during the same flight.
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NASA Orders 1st Crewed Mission from SpaceX
SpaceX Falcon 9 Facility
November 23rd, 2015
The California-based private spaceflight company has secured its first astronaut-taxi order under its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract with NASA, agency officials announced Friday (Nov. 20).
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