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SpaceX Finally Finds Success With Tuesday's Launch
2012-05-22 03:06:18

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com [ Watch the Video ] It was a moment of triumph for everyone watching as the Falcon 9 rocket lit up the night sky, like a roaring fire racing out of Satan's corridor trying to catch a closing window into the heavens, bridging commercialized space industry with the Godfather of space flight. The Dragon capsule began its journey towards the International Space Station at 3:44am Eastern Tuesday morning, lifting off from Cape Canaveral after having been...

SpaceX Test Launch Rescheduled For May 19
2012-05-07 06:43:37

The need for further review of the company's flight software has forced SpaceX to delay the test flight of their commercial Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) until at least May 19. The California-based company announced the new target date for the test flight, which was originally scheduled for Monday, late last week. The delay gives more time for NASA officials to review changes in their software, and also avoids a potential conflict with the...

SpaceX Delays Dragon Capsule Launch...Again
2012-05-03 11:41:41

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX announced on Wednesday that the launch for its unmanned Dragon spacecraft is delayed yet again. The private spaceflight company said that the scheduled May 7th launch for its Dragon capsule "appears unlikely." The mission would see that the Dragon capsule made its very first trip to the International Space Station.  It would carry food, supplies and scientific equipment for the astronauts living on the orbiting laboratory. The flight was...

SpaceX Considering Building 'Commercial Cape Canaveral' in Texas
2012-04-11 04:18:52

One of the U.S. companies looking to establish a private-sector space transportation system is considering building a personal airfield in southern Texas, according to an FAA document posted on Tuesday. According to Adi Robertson of The Verge, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is said to be eyeing locations in Cameron County, located at the southern tip of the state, for the future home of a facility which could support as many as a dozen commercial launches each year....

SpaceX Dragon Launch Postponed
2012-01-17 10:11:46

Private rocket-building firm SpaceX announced that it is delaying its first launch attempt to send its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS), saying the spacecraft needs more work before it is ready for liftoff, reports W.J. Hennigan of the Los Angeles Times. The Hawthorne, California-based company, headed by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, had planned a February 7 launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida, but said it has delayed the launch because the rocket needed more...

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2011-07-13 09:20:00

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is set to break ground on a launch pad and hangar at a California Air Force Base for its Falcon Heavy, which will be the world's most powerful rocket. SpaceX said it is investing $30 million at Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 4-East for the soon to be developed 22-story tall Falcon Heavy rocket. SpaceX hopes to use the launch pad for the first time by the end of next year in a demonstration flight for the US government. After...

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2011-07-04 07:04:10

Public Viewings Available Through July 10, 2011, at the Air Force Space and Missile History Center On December 8, 2010, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to launch, fly, land and recover a spacecraft from low Earth orbit. Now through July 10, 2011, that spacecraft, the SpaceX Dragon, will make its first public appearance in Florida since its historic inaugural flight. SpaceX, in coordination with the Air Force Space and Missile History Center, will host a public viewing...

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2011-03-10 08:40:00

New Lease Gives Company Space to Grow in McGregor Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and the City of McGregor today signed a lease agreement allowing SpaceX to expand the size of its rocket development facility in McGregor. Under the deal, SpaceX will lease 631 acres -- the equivalent of almost 500 football fields -- for its test facility. The new lease will more than double the size of the current 256 acre site on the Western edge of the City of McGregor, and will last roughly 10 years,...

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2010-06-03 12:45:00

SpaceX, a private spaceflight company, has officially set Friday as the target date for the launch debut of its new Falcon 9 rocket. The new rocket, which is designed to haul cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), may also one day help carry astronauts to Earth orbit. Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) planned to roll out Falcon 9 today to its dedicated seaside launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. If weather prevents the rocket from launching during its...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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