SpaceX Dragon Capsule and Falcon 9 Latest News Archive
07 October 2012, 01:22 AM ET
The tasty astronaut treat is launching on SpaceX's private Dragon cargo ship on Sunday (Oct. 7).
06 October 2012, 08:17 PM ET
The space debris may mean it takes SpaceX's private Dragon space capsule longer to reach the station.
06 October 2012, 06:23 PM ET
The launch window opens on October 7th, 2012 at 8:35pm, with second and third opportunities for launch on Oct. 8 and 9. NASA launch weather officer Mike McAleenan gives the latest weather update on October 6.
06 October 2012, 05:04 PM ET
Protein crystallography experiments in microgravity could lead to breakthroughs for big pharmaceuticals. SpaceX's cargo missions to the ISS are not only a re-supply mission but has the added benefit of bringing up more of these types of experiments.
06 October 2012, 08:20 AM ET
SpaceX will launch the first private cargo mission to the space station on Oct. 7.
06 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The company's Dragon capsule is slated to blast off Sunday evening.
06 October 2012, 05:13 AM ET
See inside SpaceX's private Dragon space capsule and Falcon 9 rockets.
05 October 2012, 11:17 AM ET
Elon Musk and NASA chief Charles Bolden will discuss SpaceX's Oct. 7 launch today at 1 p.m. ET.
04 October 2012, 06:23 PM ET
Can you find the lucky shamrock in SpaceX's Dragon space capsule mission patch?
02 October 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Viewers in Florida have a chance to see a spectacular night launch this weekend.
01 October 2012, 03:28 PM ET
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket test-fired its engines on Sept. 29 for its planned Oct. 7 launch.
01 October 2012, 03:01 PM ET
Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket will begin a series of tests at the pad in four or five weeks.
01 October 2012, 01:29 PM ET
In preparation for the first official commercial cargo flight to the Space Station (full cargo load - first SpaceX flight to ISS was a test flight), the Falcon 9 Merlin engines were fired at full power for 2 seconds in a captive 'hold down' test.
01 October 2012, 12:00 AM ET
See photos of SpaceX's launch preparations for its first official cargo run to the space station.
24 September 2012, 07:05 PM ET
On Friday, September 21, 2012, SpaceX's Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) took its first test flight hop from the company's rocket testing facility in McGregor, Texas.
24 September 2012, 03:08 PM ET
The Republican nominee says he'll secure the nation's leadership position in space.
21 September 2012, 05:45 PM ET
California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a bill Friday (Sept. 21) to limit liability for private spaceflight companies.
20 September 2012, 07:01 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will make its first contracted supply run for NASA.
18 September 2012, 04:06 PM ET
SpaceX's robotic Dragon spacecraft will be making the first of 12 contracted cargo missions for NASA.
16 September 2012, 11:08 PM ET
American Joe Acaba and Russians Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin had spent four months aboard the orbiting lab.
16 September 2012, 07:10 PM ET
Joe Acaba, Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin had spent the last four months aboard the orbiting lab.
16 September 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Joe Acaba, Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin have spent the last four months aboard the orbiting lab.
23 August 2012, 04:18 PM ET
SpaceX should make its first contracted supply run to the space station for NASA this October.
03 August 2012, 10:08 AM ET
NASA hopes to spur development of commercial spacecraft capable of ferrying cargo and crew to the space station.
27 July 2012, 04:48 PM ET
On May 25th, 2012, the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station launched from Kennedy Space Center atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Take a look back at the flight from lift-off to splashdown.
17 July 2012, 11:35 AM ET
Reaction Engines Ltd. is designing the Skylon space plane.
17 July 2012, 10:44 AM ET
NanoRacks said they will launch the affected experiments to the space station again.
13 July 2012, 02:42 PM ET
SpaceX hopes the Dragon spacecraft will be carrying astronauts to low-Earth orbit by 2015.
26 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Mars One plans to raise funds by staging a huge media spectacle.
25 June 2012, 04:43 PM ET
The commercial space company that recently delivered cargo to the ISS, tested its new Merlin 1D rocket engine, capable of 147,000 pounds of thrust . It was test fired for 185 seconds, the full duration necessary for their Falcon 9 rocket launches.
14 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Charlie Bolden got an up-close look at SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
08 June 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The space agency is happy to share the spotlight with companies like SpaceX.
07 June 2012, 03:58 PM ET
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser passed a wide-ranging design review.
06 June 2012, 05:13 PM ET
A key congressman is no longer insisting that NASA choose one manned private spaceflight provider right away.
01 June 2012, 12:47 PM ET
A P-3 Orion Cast Glance aircraft was sent by NASA and U.S. Navy to track and record the descent of SpaceX's historic Dragon capsule (first commercial spacecraft to dock with ISS) on May 31st, 2012.
01 June 2012, 06:38 AM ET
The Dream Chaser mini-shuttle passed its first "captive-carry" test on Tuesday.