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2014-01-13 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by Capitol Hill Cluster School in Washington is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Designed by seventh graders, the experiment, entitled "Bacterial Growth on Meat," is part of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science Education-Falcon II payload. This...

2013-09-18 16:20:31

The CASTOR 30 Motor is Upper Stage of America's Newest Medium-Class Launch Vehicle ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) CASTOR(®) 30 upper stage solid rocket motor supported the successful cargo demonstration launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Antares(TM) rocket as it lifted off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia today at 10:58 a.m. EDT. This demonstration flight to the International Space Station (ISS) is the final...

2012-06-12 06:20:12

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk will participate in a media availability at 11:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday, June 13, in the SpaceX facility at 1 Rocket Rd. in McGregor, Texas. Bolden and Musk will be there to view the Dragon spacecraft that returned to Earth May 31 following the first successful mission by a private company to carry supplies to the International Space Station. (Logo:...

Dragon Capsule Comes Home, Mission Complete
2012-05-31 11:36:36

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX had an ideal ending to its Dragon capsule mission as the spacecraft zipped safely back through Earth's atmosphere and into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday. The Dragon capsule spent over a week in space, becoming the first commercial vehicle to dock with the International Space Station. SpaceX's prized capsule saw numerous launch delays, and one abort, until it finally was able to send Dragon into orbit last Tuesday at 3:44 a.m....

2012-05-23 13:24:26

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., completed wind tunnel testing for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorn, Calif., to provide Falcon 9 first stage re-entry data for the company's advanced reusable launch vehicle system. Under a Reimbursable Space Act Agreement, Marshall conducted 176 runs in the wind tunnel test facility on the Falcon 9 first stage to provide SpaceX with test data that will be used to develop a re-entry database for the recovery of the...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule To Launch May 7
2012-04-25 02:31:27

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com NASA announced on Tuesday that the SpaceX launch date for its Dragon capsule has been postponed until May 7. SpaceX decided that it needed more time to test hardware and review data before it would go on with testing its Dragon capsule. The originally planned April 30 launch would have seen the spacecraft make its way to the International Space Station for the first time to dock with the orbiting space port.  Those plans will now have to wait until...

SpaceX Delays NASA Launch
2012-04-24 09:12:36

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX announced on Tuesday that its planned Dragon capsule launch on April 30 will be delayed by at least a week. The company said that it needed more time to test hardware and review data before it would go on with sending the Dragon capsule on its first trip to the International Space Station. "After reviewing our recent progress, it was clear that we needed more time to finish hardware-in-the-loop testing and properly review and follow up on all...

NASA, SpaceX Announce NASA Social For Falcon 9 Launch Attempt
2012-04-03 04:23:41

NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will invite 50 of their social media followers to a two-day NASA Social April 29-30 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event is expected to culminate in the launch of SpaceX's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight. SpaceX´s Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift off at 12:22 p.m. EDT on April 30, in an attempt to become the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International...

2012-03-23 03:48:08

NASA is updating media accreditation deadlines for the agency's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight launch. A Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to launch at 12:22 p.m. EDT on April 30 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. During the flight, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will conduct a series of checkout procedures that will test and prove its systems. These tests include rendezvous and...

2011-12-17 05:10:38

Media accreditation for NASA's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services demonstration flight is open. Liftoff of a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., is targeted for Feb. 7, 2012. During the flight, the Dragon spacecraft will conduct a series of check-out procedures to test and prove its systems in advance of a rendezvous with the International Space Station. The primary objectives for the...