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SpaceX Dragon Makes Successful Splashdown In The Pacific
2012-10-29 05:53:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: Space Explorations Technologies´ (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft splashed down into the Pacific Ocean at 12:22 p.m. PDT (3:22 EDT) Sunday off the coast of Baja California, Mexico after successfully wrapping up its first NASA-contracted cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station (ISS). “With a big splash in the Pacific Ocean today, we are reminded American ingenuity is alive and well and keeping our great...

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 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...


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