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SuperDraco Engine Test Complete For Dragon Launch Escape System
2014-05-28 07:37:26

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft may soon get a new upgrade after the company proved its SuperDraco thruster is capable of powering Dragon’s launch escape system and enabling the vehicle to make propulsive terrestrial landings with pinpoint accuracy.

Dragon Parachute System Tested By NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX
2014-01-17 14:01:10

Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) gathered in Morro Bay, Calif., in late December to demonstrate how the company's Dragon spacecraft's parachute system would function in the event of an emergency on the launch pad or during ascent.

2013-03-21 10:03:48

Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Merlin 1D engine has achieved flight qualification, a major milestone for the next generation Merlin engine.

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2012-07-13 11:47:35

SpaceX completed a design review of the crew version of its Dragon spacecraft, which became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station in May.

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.

Take Four: SpaceX Going For Gold On Tuesday
2012-05-21 03:53:55

SpaceX will again attempt to start a new chapter in the space industry on Tuesday, May 22 as its tries to launch its Dragon Capsule into the abyss for the fourth time.

SpaceX Aborts Historic Launch, Delayed Yet Again
2012-05-19 03:27:18

As everyone gathered across the bay from the SpaceX Dragon capsule, a sense of excitement changed quickly to disappointment throughout the crowd as the highly anticipated launch was aborted with less than a second left before liftoff.

SpaceX Test Fires Advanced New SuperDraco Engine
2012-02-01 12:08:11

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully test fired SuperDraco, a powerful new engine that will play a critical role in the company’s efforts to change the future of human spaceflight.

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.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Draco (dragon or serpent) Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 17h; Declination: +65; Source: Creation and dragon myths from Greek, Roman, eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian and Norse cultures Two circumstances lie behind the multitude of myths associated with Draco. First, due to the precession of the Earth, Draco's star Thuban was the pole star approximately 4000 years ago. It would have seemed to ancient sky watchers that the Earth...

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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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