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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SpaceX Failure Leaves Long List of Customers in the Lurch
SpaceX Rocket Hangar at Kennedy Space Center
June 29th, 2015
The June 28 failure of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is almost certain to deal a blow to the revenue projections of numerous SpaceX commercial customers that had been basing their results on being in orbit this year or early in 2016.
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SpaceX Rocket Explosion Shouldn't Affect Commercial Crew Plans, NASA Says
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes
June 29th, 2015
The failure of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket during a cargo launch Sunday shouldn't have a big impact on the company's ability to fly astronauts to orbit and back a few years from now, NASA officials said.
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Would Astronauts Have Survived the SpaceX Rocket Explosion?
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Dragon in Flight, June 28
June 29th, 2015
If Sunday's rocket mishap had occurred during a crewed launch of the manned "Dragon V2" capsule, it likely would not have caused any fatalities, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said.
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SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Cargo Launch to Space Station
June 28th, 2015
An unmanned SpaceX cargo mission crashed back to Earth today (June 28), marking the third failure of a resupply flight to the International Space Station in the past eight months. SpaceX and NASA officials still aren't sure exactly what happened.
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SpaceX to Try Bold Rocket Landing Again Sunday: Watch Live
Falcon 9 Rocket Trying to Land, April 14, 2015
June 26th, 2015
The daring maneuver will take place during the launch of SpaceX's robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 10:21 a.m. EDT Sunday (June 28), and you can watch live here at
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Airbus' Adeline Project Aims to Build Reusable Rockets and Space Tugs
Adeline Rocket System
June 10th, 2015
European company Airbus has unveiled its plan to develop rocket engines that fly back to a runway and a reusable "space tug" upper stage — reusability concepts that mirror those being developed by SpaceX and United Launch Alliance.
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