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Showing posts with label SpaceX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SpaceX. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2019

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


Article Excerpt: "... Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to the International Space Station last month was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand..."


Reference: www.seattletimes.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


Article Excerpt: "...Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA awarded Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Thursday, April 11, 2019

SpaceX launches mega rocket, lands all 3 boosters


SpaceX launches mega rocket, lands all 3 boosters


Article Excerpt: "... The new and improved Falcon Heavy thundered into the early evening sky with a communication satellite called Arabsat, the rocket's first paying customer. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in use today, with 27 engines firing at liftoff — nine per booster..."


Reference: www.tampabay.com

Thursday, April 4, 2019

SpaceX Starship 'Hopper' prototype finally lights up


SpaceX Starship 'Hopper' prototype finally lights up


Article Excerpt: "... After weeks of waiting and airspace closures over the SpaceX test facility in Boca Chica, Texas, the SpaceX CEO confirmed that the "hopper" version of his Starship (formerly known as "BFR") completed a "tethered hop" on Wednesday evening..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Monday, March 18, 2019

Elon Musk: SpaceX hopes to launch 'Test Hopper' — a prototype for a giant Mars rocket ship — for the first time this week


Elon Musk: SpaceX hopes to launch 'Test Hopper' — a prototype for a giant Mars rocket ship — for the first time this week


Article Excerpt: "... The company may begin firing up its "Test Hopper" prototype as soon as Monday, according to a notice stuffed into the mailboxes of some residents near Boca Chica Beach, which is at the southernmost tip of Texas. SpaceX started building out its launch site in Boca Chica..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Friday, March 8, 2019

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights


SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights


Article Excerpt: "... After hours of suspense, the Dragon spacecraft touched down at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) some 230 miles (370 kilometers) off the coast of the US state of Florida..."


Reference: phys.org

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Article Excerpt: "... NASA has astutely decided to farm out the space-taxi job to private companies so they can get back to real exploration; hence we enter the Dragon. The Crew Dragon has developed a bit since NASA first announced they’d be buying spacecraft from SpaceX back in 2015 (along with Boeing and their Starliner spacecraft) and the final design that’s currently docked to the ISS is a very appealing little spaceship to ferry people on and off Earth..."


Reference: jalopnik.com

Saturday, March 2, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship makes maiden flight with robo-rider named Ripley

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship makes maiden flight with robo-rider named Ripley

"...Although no humans are aboard this first Crew Dragon capsule, you could argue that there’s a mechanical crew member. SpaceX placed a spacesuit-wearing, sensor-laden mannequin in one of the Dragon’s seats, to gauge how rigorous the ride will be for actual astronauts later this year..."

Reference: www.geekwire.com

Friday, February 22, 2019

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Returns Safely After Historic Flight


SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Returns Safely After Historic Flight


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX is celebrating the successful return of their rocket booster, the Falcon 9, to terra firma today after its third successful mission into space and back, this time to make history by launching the first privately funded lunar mission in history..."


Reference: interestingengineering.com

Thursday, February 7, 2019

NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


Article Excerpt: "... NASA announced Wednesday the first unpiloted test flight of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship has slipped from later this month to March 2..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


Article Excerpt: "... Last year was its busiest ever with 21 launches. If all goes according to plan, 2019 should be the rocket's year to shine again thanks to two major launches..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SpaceX launches final set of Iridium satellites


SpaceX launches final set of Iridium satellites


Article Excerpt: "... A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a final set of 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites blasted off from California early Friday to complete a $3 billion 75-satellite upgrade that will add long-awaited broadband and aircraft tracking services to Iridium's globe-spanning satellite telephone network ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Thursday, January 3, 2019

SpaceX crew capsule, Falcon 9 rocket roll out to pad 39A in Florida for tests


SpaceX crew capsule, Falcon 9 rocket roll out to pad 39A in Florida for tests


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX rolled out the company’s first space-worthy Crew Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 launcher to pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time Thursday, beginning a series of fit checks before the commercial spaceship takes off on its first orbital test flight..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Thursday, December 20, 2018

SpaceX Rocket Launch Delayed for the Third Time This Week


SpaceX Rocket Launch Delayed for the Third Time This Week


Article Excerpt: "...Standing down today due to weather. Vehicle and payload remain in good health. Working toward the next best launch opportunity; will announce a new launch date once confirmed on the Range. pic.twitter.com/OZaPqaTOFw
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 20, 2018..."


Reference: www.popularmechanics.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 rocket's first national security mission


SpaceX delays Falcon 9 rocket's first national security mission


Article Excerpt: "... The launch of the Lockheed Martin-designed GPS III SV01, named Vespucci, is the first step in a longterm plan to upgrade the GPS satellite constellation managed by the United States Air Force's Global Positioning Systems Wing ..."


Reference: www.upi.com

Friday, August 3, 2018

NASA Assigns First Crews to Fly Commercial Spacecraft


NASA Assigns First Crews to Fly Commercial Spacecraft


Article Excerpt: "... The first astronauts who will launch on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon are NASA’s Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Behnken last flew on the space shuttle, which was designed in the 1970s. “The space shuttle was extremely capable, and it’s super hard to duplicate that in such a short period of time,” said Behnken. “The shuttle had decades to mature to where it was when we had our chances to fly it. There were about 3,000 switches inside. We’re grateful that the next vehicle that we’re going to fly on is going to be a little bit more automated..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Sunday, July 22, 2018

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, lands booster


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, lands booster


Article Excerpt: "... early Sunday with the successful delivery of a Canadian telecommunications satellite to orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — already the company’s 13th launch of the year ..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Thursday, May 10, 2018

SpaceX scrubs launch of latest Falcon 9 rocket, will try again Friday


SpaceX scrubs launch of latest Falcon 9 rocket, will try again Friday


Article Excerpt: "... Falcon 9's computers initiated an abort with just 58 seconds left in the countdown. SpaceX scrambled to determine the cause of the problem, but ultimately decided to scrub for the day. The company later tweeted that the issue was a "standard ground system abort" and that the rocket and satellite were in "good health ..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Sunday, May 6, 2018

SpaceX Launching NASA Astronauts to Space This Year Amidst Safety Concerns


SpaceX Launching NASA Astronauts to Space This Year Amidst Safety Concerns


Article Excerpt: "... was awarded another $2.6 billion in 2014 to send NASA’s astronauts to space, according to NASA. The company is on track to send its first astronauts to the International Space Station later this year ..."


Reference: www.yahoo.com

Monday, March 12, 2018

How the SpaceX‬ ‪Falcon Heavy rocket compares to Elon Musk's other powerful spacecraft


How the SpaceX‬ ‪Falcon Heavy rocket compares to Elon Musk's other powerful spacecraft


Article Excerpt: "... Musk is already looking forward to creating SpaceX's next monster rocket, known as the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), to replace both the Falcon 9 and Heavy – but before he does, take a look back at the three rockets that have made history ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com