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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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 Won't Try Rocket Landing on Drone Ship After Satellite Launch Today
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and the DSCOVR space-weather satellite on the launch pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch is scheduled for the evening of Feb. 11, 2015.
February 11th, 2015
Rough seas have scuttled SpaceX's plan to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a robotic drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean after today's launch of the DSCOVR space-weather satellite.
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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Leaves Space Station for Ocean Splashdown
SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon spacecraft is seen here just after leaving the International Space Station on Feb. 10, 2015.
February 10th, 2015
SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule is on its way back to Earth after spending one month attached to the International Space Station, marking the start of a big day for the private spaceflight company.
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SpaceX's 1st Mission to Deep Space Captured in Amazing Photos
Falcon 9 Carrying DSCOVR to L1
February 12th, 2015
A SpaceX rocket launching the spaceflight company's first mission to deep space came in for a smooth landing in the ocean after the launch Wednesday (Feb. 11), as another piece of the rocket captured an incredible view of Earth from space.
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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth with Ocean Splashdown
SpaceX's robotic Dragon cargo capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 10, 2015.
February 10th, 2015
The Dragon spacecraft splashed down Tuesday (Feb. 10) at 7:44 p.m. EST in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. The unmanned capsule had departed from the space station about 5 1/2 hours earlier, at 2:10 p.m. EST.
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