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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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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Amazing SpaceX Reusable Rocket Test Caught on Video
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage Soft Landing
July 22nd, 2014
The video, which SpaceX released today (July 22), shows a Falcon 9 first stage returning to Earth in a controlled fashion after helping launch six commercial satellites on July 14 for the firm Orbcomm.
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SpaceX Sets Dates for Launch Escape Tests on Dragon Spaceship
SpaceX's Dragon Version 2 spaceship is designed to be reusable. Image released May 29, 2014.
August 7th, 2014
The first test will take place in November on the launch pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, while the second will be an in-flight trial originating from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Space News reported today (Aug. 7).
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SpaceX Rocket Launches Commercial Telecom Satellite Into Orbit
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches AsiaSat 8 Satellite, Aug. 5, 2014
August 5th, 2014
The company's Falcon 9 rocket, which was carrying the AsiaSat 8 spacecraft, lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force station at 4:00 a.m. EDT, tracing an arc of orange flame across the dark southeastern skies.
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