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2012-10-15 11:21:16

WASHINGTON , Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA partner United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed the fifth and final milestone for its Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) agreement with the agency's Commercial Crew Program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Hazard, System Safety and Probabilistic Risk Assessment detailed how ULA's Atlas V rocket launch system hardware would ensure crew safety during launch and ascent. "The ULA...

2012-10-10 11:30:21

HOUSTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station at 8:03 a.m. CDT Wednesday, a key milestone in a new era of commercial spaceflight. The delivery flight is the first contracted resupply mission by the company under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "I want to congratulate SpaceX and the NASA team that...

2012-10-07 18:20:06

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 8:35 p.m. EDT Sunday, beginning NASA's first contracted cargo delivery flight, designated SpaceX CRS-1, to the International Space Station. Under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, SpaceX will fly at least 12 cargo missions to the space station through...

2012-10-03 10:20:35

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will discuss the first contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station during a Google+ Hangout from 1-1:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 5. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon cargo spacecraft are scheduled to lift off at 8:35 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7 from at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Logo:...

SpaceX Successfully Tests Reusable Rocket
2012-09-25 14:11:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX tested out its reusable rocket at the company's Texas test site on Friday in a short flight that lasted about three-seconds. The company's concept calls for the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage to descend and land vertically by using engine thrust for touchdown at or near the launch site. The 106-foot-tall rocket, named Grasshopper due to its insect-like landing legs, consists of a Falcon 9 first stage and a Merlin 1D engine...

2012-09-14 06:20:33

HOUSTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company completed its first performance milestone Aug. 23 for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to the availability of human spaceflight transportation services for government and commercial customers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In its Integrated Systems Review (ISR), Boeing presented the latest designs of its CST-100 spacecraft, United...

2012-09-14 12:12:58

The Boeing Company completed its first performance milestone Aug. 23 for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to the availability of human spaceflight transportation services for government and commercial customers. In its Integrated Systems Review (ISR), Boeing presented the latest designs of its CST-100 spacecraft, United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket launch system, and ground and mission operations. These designs will serve as...

New Commercial Crew And Cargo Milestones Announced By NASA Administrator
2012-08-24 09:33:23

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Thursday new milestones in the nation's commercial space initiatives from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The latest advances made by NASA's commercial space partners pave the way for the first contracted flight of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this fall and mark progress toward a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next 5 years. Bolden announced Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its Space...

2012-08-23 14:21:55

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Thursday new milestones in the nation's commercial space initiatives from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The latest advances made by NASA's commercial space partners pave the way for the first contracted flight of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this fall and mark progress toward a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next 5 years. Bolden announced Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its Space...

2012-08-23 06:20:59

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Thursday new milestones in the nation's commercial space initiatives from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The latest advances made by NASA's commercial space partners pave the way for the first contracted flight of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this fall and mark progress toward a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next 5 years. (Logo:...