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SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch Two Days In A Row
2014-06-24 06:30:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online UPDATE: June 24, 2014 (6:30 a.m.) In order to allow more time to fix ongoing technical issues, SpaceX announced that it would push back Tuesday’s scheduled Falcon 9 launch by at least a week. In an online flight update, the space transportation company said that it would be “taking a closer look at a potential issue identified while conducting pre-flight checkouts” prior to Sunday’s aborted launch, and would use...

Manned Missions To Mars Are Closer To Reality: Elon Musk
2014-05-27 07:04:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Elon Musk, the founder of several successful startups, including PayPal and Tesla Motors, is looking to take his private space launch company, SpaceX, to new heights. SpaceX has made a lot of progress over the past handful of years, securing a multi-mission contract with NASA to supply the International Space Station, developing better and cheaper rocket launch systems, and working toward a possible deal to launch military...

2014-05-14 12:22:30

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday, May 18. After leaving the space station, the capsule will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean carrying more than 3,500 pounds of NASA science samples and cargo. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Dragon is set to be detached from the Earth-facing side of...

Federal Court Judge Orders Temporary Injunction Against ULA Rocket Deal With Russia
2014-05-01 07:54:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after SpaceX’s Elon Musk filed a legal complaint for not being allowed to compete for contracts on payloads involving national security, a US federal courts judge ordered a preliminary injunction against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) purchases of Russian-made rocket engine components. Judge Susan Braden said the decision to block deals with Russia does not affect earlier purchases or payments but did note...

SpaceX Supply Ship Successfully Docks With Space Station Sunday Morning
2014-04-21 06:50:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo vessel brought some Easter goodies to the International Space Station crew members on Sunday morning, as the vehicle and its nearly 5,000 pound payload of supplies and scientific cargo completed final berthing procedures shortly after 10:00 am Eastern. Dragon, which lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, was grappled by Expedition 39...

2014-04-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:25 p.m. EDT Friday, April 18. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The mission is the company's third cargo delivery flight to the station...

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
2014-04-18 15:08:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Liftoff Of SpaceX-3 ] After multiple delays, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo vehicle successfully lifted off on Friday afternoon, beginning the company’s third commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. Friday’s launch commenced at 3:25 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, NASA officials confirmed in a statement. It is...

2014-04-16 12:22:12

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The company's April 14 launch to the orbiting laboratory was scrubbed due to a helium leak in the Falcon 9 rocket that will...

SpaceX Dragon
2014-04-16 11:20:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: April 16, 2014 (11:20AM CDT) The International Space Station Program and SpaceX have selected Friday, April 18 for the next launch attempt for the Falcon 9 rocket to send the Dragon cargo craft on the company's third commercial resupply mission to the space station. Launch is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. EDT. NASA TV coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m. A launch on Friday results in a rendezvous with the space station on...

2014-04-13 00:21:33

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air a news conference at noon EDT on Sunday, April 13 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The briefing will provide an update on the status of the SpaceX-3 cargo mission launch to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14, and on the failure on Friday of a backup computer component that provides...


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Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

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