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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United Launch Alliance Wants Your Vote to Name New Rocket
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket launches a GPS satellite to orbit on March 25, 2015. ULA representatives are now asking people around the world to vote for their favorite name for the company's new rocket.
March 30th, 2015
Here's your chance to name a rocket. United Launch Alliance — the rocket company that launched NASA's New Horizons probe to Pluto — is asking people around the world to help name a new kind of booster.
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Sierra Nevada Unveils Cargo Version of Private Dream Chaser Space Plane
Artist's concept showing Sierra Nevada's unmanned Dream Chaser Cargo System docking to the International Space Station.
March 18th, 2015
Sierra Nevada Corp. today (March 17) unveiled the autonomous cargo version of its Dream Chaser space plane, which the company hopes NASA chooses to fly the next round of cargo missions to the orbiting lab.
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Space Age Artwork Unveiled at Spaceport America
'Genesis' Sculpture at Spaceport America
March 17th, 2015
An impressive sculpture is now in place at the main entrance of New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Artist Otto Rigan has created GENESIS – a multi-ton sculpture that is 40 feet wide, 23 feet high and 5 feet deep.
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Astronauts Add Antennas, Cables to Space Station in 3rd Spacewalk
NASA astronauts Terry Virts (center) and Butch Wilmore work to route cables outside the International Space Station during their third spacewalk together on March 1, 2015.
March 1st, 2015
The International Space Station is now three steps, or rather spacewalks, closer to being ready for the arrival of new U.S. commercial crewed spacecraft with the completion of a trio of two-astronaut excursions.
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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 Space.com's picks for the best space stories of the week.
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SpaceX's Next Dragon Spaceship, Rocket-Landing Site Sign Star in Photos
Dragon Capsule Leaving SpaceX Headquarters
March 25th, 2015
The private spaceflight company posted a photo of a SpaceX sign at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that reads "Landing Complex 1," and also released images of a Dragon cargo vessel about to leave SpaceX headquarters on Feb. 23.
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Lockheed's 'Jupiter' Space Tug Could Fly to Space Station, Moon and Beyond
Lockheed Martin envisions its Jupiter spacecraft and Exoliner container as first serving as an unmanned cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station.
March 12th, 2015
Lockheed hopes the system — which features a space tug known as Jupiter and a supply module called Exoliner — wins a NASA contract for the next round of cargo missions to the space station. But the company's ambitions extend beyond Earth orbit.
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