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 Video Gives Dragon's-Eye View of SpaceX Capsule Test Flight
SpaceX's first Dragon crew capsule separates from its finned trunk section (seen at upper left) in this still image from a video recorded by an onboard camera during a May 6, 2015 launch abort system test in Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
May 28th, 2015
The 2-minute video integrates footage taken by cameras aboard Dragon during its key launch-escape test, showing key events such as parachute deployment up close — and providing great Dragon's-eye views of the Space Coast landscape.
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NASA to Move Space Station Module: Watch Live Wednesday
Space Station Module Move, May 27, 2015
May 26th, 2015
Flight controllers will robotically move the Permanent Multipurpose Module from the orbiting lab's Unity module over to the Tranquility module. You can watch live here at beginning at 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, courtesy of NASA TV.
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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean
SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Splashes Down
May 21st, 2015
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down today in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California at 12:42 p.m. EDT (1642 GMT), about 5 1/2 hours after departing the orbiting lab.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – May 24, 2015
4th Launch of X-37B Space Plane
May 24th, 2015
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane launched on another mystery mission, Russia's Proton rocket failed during a satellite launch and astronomers found the most luminous galaxy in the universe. Here's a look at's top stories of the week.
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Boeing's Private Space Taxi Astronaut Escape System Undergoes Tests
Boeing CST-100 Water Test
May 18th, 2015
Boeing has begun testing components of the CST-100 crew capsule's 'pusher abort system' at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – May 10, 2015
A SpaceX Dragon crew capsule prototype streaks into the sky during a launch abort system test on May 6, 2015 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
May 10th, 2015
Russia's failed Progress 59 cargo spacecraft fell back to Earth, SpaceX's Dragon crew capsule launched on its first big test and the sun fired off its most powerful flare of 2015 so far. Here's a look at's top stories of the week.
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SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Certified for Military Launches
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket
May 27th, 2015
The U.S. Air Force has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch military satellites, completing a nearly two-year process and establishing a competitor to United Launch Alliance in the national security marketplace.
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