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 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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New Elon Musk Biography Hits Stores Next Week
SpaceX’s Elon Musk and Falcon 9 Rocket
May 15th, 2015
"Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," by tech journalist Ashlee Vance, will be released on May 19. But you can get a sneak peak at the book now, via a lengthy excerpt published Thursday (May 14) on Bloomberg.com.
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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 Space.com's top stories of the week.
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Asteroid-Mining Company to Deploy 1st Satellite This Summer
Arkyd 3 Reflight Spacecraft
May 6th, 2015
Planetary Resources' Arkyd-3R probe currently sits aboard the International Space Station and is scheduled to be deployed into orbit sometime in July, representatives of the Washington-based asteroid-mining company have said.
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SpaceX's Dragon Crew Capsule to Get 1st Big Test This Week
SpaceX Dragon Crew Test Vehicle
May 4th, 2015
Dragon is scheduled to lift off at 7 a.m. EDT Wednesday from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to see how the capsule performs in the event of a problem during launch. You can watch the unmanned test live here on Space.com.
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SpaceX to Launch Dummy on Rocket Escape Test Wednesday: Watch It Live
Dragon Fires Engines Ahead of Pad Abort Test
May 5th, 2015
SpaceX's Dragon astronaut taxi will blast off with a dummy on board Wednesday (May 6) in a crucial safety test, and you can watch all of the action live here at Space.com.
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