SpaceX Reusable Rocket Diagram
Graphic showing the plan for SpaceX's reusable-rocket test, which is currently scheduled to occur during the launch of the company's Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station on June 28 2015.
SpaceX Drone Ship Waiting for Rocket Landing
SpaceX's drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You" in the Atlantic Ocean, awaiting an attempted June 28, 2015 landing by the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket.
International Docking Adapter Undergoes Tests
Engineers test systems for the First International Docking Adapter (IDA-1) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Boeing-built IDA-1, which will help make it easier for future spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station, launches toward the orbiting lab on June 28, 2015 aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule.
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