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Showing posts with label SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft. Show all posts

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

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with crazy space harpoon to ISS


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with crazy space harpoon to ISS


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX on Monday launched a used first-stage rocket, topped by a used Dragon cargo capsule, for just the second time ever. The recycled Falcon 9 blasted off for the ISS under sunny skies from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The successful launch is the second in the span of just four days ..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Friday, December 15, 2017

Elon Musk's SpaceX becomes first private company to launch a reused rocket on a NASA mission


Elon Musk's SpaceX becomes first private company to launch a reused rocket on a NASA mission


Article Excerpt: "... Elon Musk's rocket company made NASA history Friday, as SpaceX became the first company to launch a resupply mission to the International Space Station on a reused rocket. The mission, known as Commercial Resupply Services 13 (CRS-13) ..."


Reference: www.cnbc.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017

SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX has launched the first private rocket from the same historic site that saw some of NASA's greatest space missions, then landed a booster nearby in a resounding success. The California-based company's Falcon 9 rocket launched a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station..."


Reference: www.space.com

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SpaceX Launch Delayed Again


SpaceX postpones its mission to land a rocket on a barge at sea


www.spacex.com
SpaceX CRS-5
Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX has delayed its planned launch of an uncrewed Falcon 9 rocket on a barge out at sea, scheduled for 6:20AM ET today. The goal was to find out if SpaceX can safely conserve a rocket for future flights. The private space travel company explained its decision to postpone the launch on its mission liveblog. ..."

Reference: www.theverge.com

Monday, April 21, 2014

SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft delivers supplies to International Space Station (ISS)


Dragon delivers science, station supplies


Article Excerpt: "... The Expedition 39 crew welcomed nearly 2.5 tons of supplies and scientific payloads to the International Space Station with the arrival of the third SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft Sunday, April 20. ..."


Reference: www.astronomy.com