SpaceX successfully conducted an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon crew capsule on Jan. 19 to test the emergency escape system for astronauts. See photos of the test here!
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.
This past Sunday (Jan. 19), SpaceX's Crew Dragon took off and flew brilliantly through a high-altitude test of its launch escape system.
SpaceX's high-altitude test of its Crew Dragon launch escape system on Sunday morning (Jan. 19) appears to have been a "picture-perfect mission," company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule returned to port Sunday night (Jan. 19), hours after it flawlessly executed a test of its built-in, launch-escape system and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.
SpaceX has fired up the rocket booster that will ferry the company's fourth batch of Starlink satellites into space.
The first crewed flight of SpaceX's new astronaut taxi is likely just a few months away, now that a critical safety test is in the rearview mirror.
SpaceX just took a giant leap in its quest to launch astronauts, successfully showcasing the Crew Dragon capsule's launch escape system during flight.
SpaceX will launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on a critical abort test Saturday morning (Jan. 18), and you can watch it live online.
SpaceX has postponed the launch of a major astronaut safety test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft to Sunday, Jan. 19, due to bad weather at the launch and recovery sites.
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SpaceX will launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on a critical abort test Sunday morning (Jan. 19), and you can watch it live online.
SpaceX's new astronaut taxi is ready to showcase its safety features in a critical flight test tomorrow (Jan. 18) that will help pave the way for the vehicle's first crewed flight.
SpaceX is gearing up for the last major Crew Dragon test flight before the company launches astronauts into space.
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SpaceX has fired up the booster that will fly the company’s upcoming in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft.
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SpaceX launched its third batch of 60 Starlink satellites on Jan. 6, 2020, on a Falcon 9 rocket. See photos of the mission here!
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