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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Awesome SpaceX Images Show How Its Dragon Spaceship Will Land on Mars
SpaceX Dragon Mars Mission Concept Art
September 17th, 2015
Private spaceflight company SpaceX released a series of gorgeous images that show its crewed Dragon capsule touching down on the Red Planet.
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Best Space Stories of the Week — Sept. 13, 2015
Surface Features on Pluto
September 13th, 2015
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft beamed home incredible new images of Pluto, scientists found a giant buried ice sheet on Mars and Elon Musk chatted with Stephen Colbert about the future of spaceflight. Here are's top stories of the week. 
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How Jeff Bezos and Other Billionaires Are Transforming Space Travel
Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin's Florida Launch Plans
September 16th, 2015
Here's a brief rundown of how Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Paul Allen and Richard Branson are helping shape the exploration and exploitation of space.
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Step Inside Crew Dragon: SpaceX Reveals Interior of Crewed Space Capsule
SpaceX designed Crew Dragon to be an enjoyable ride.
September 11th, 2015
SpaceX has thrown open the hatch leading into its Crew Dragon spacecraft, revealing a sleek black and white interior design for the capsule it is building to fly astronauts to the International Space Station and other future destinations.
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Stephen Colbert Says Elon Musk Is Either a Supervillain or a Superhero
Colbert Interviews Musk
September 10th, 2015
Elon Musk appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," to talk about dropping nuclear bombs on Mars and a creepy new snake robot built to charge electric cars.
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US Air Force Eyes Blast Detection Satellite
GEOStar-1 Platform
September 9th, 2015
The U.S. Air Force hopes to build an experimental satellite to detect nuclear explosions and monitor the space environment from geosynchronous orbit.
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SpaceX Signs Deals to Launch 2 More Communications Satellites
TurkmenÄlem52E/MonacoSat Satellite Launch
September 15th, 2015
SpaceX will loft one satellite for the Spanish company Hispasat on its Falcon 9 rocket and launch Saudi Arabia's Arabsat 6A spacecraft on a Falcon Heavy. The launches will take place from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in late 2017 or 2018.
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'Red Dragon' Mars Sample-Return Mission Could Launch by 2022
'Red Dragon' Mars Sample-Return Idea
September 10th, 2015
The "Red Dragon" sample-return mission would grab samples collected by NASA's 2020 Mars rover and send them rocketing back toward Earth, where researchers could scrutinize the material for possible signs of past Red Planet life.
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