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Liftoff SpaceX Commercial Resupply Vehicle En Route To Space

Liftoff: SpaceX Commercial Resupply Vehicle En Route To Space Station

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...

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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...

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...

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...

2014-04-04 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Monday, April 14, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The company's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Dragon cargo spacecraft, will lift off at approximately 4:58 p.m. EDT. NASA Television coverage of...

CRS-3 DRAGON FALCON 9 MATE
2014-03-31 05:55:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX has once again delayed the launch of its third contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX-3. NASA reports that this delay was caused by a "range asset issue," and officials are now working to determine the cause of an instrumentation outage. According to an Air Force statement issued on Thursday: "A mandatory range asset supporting the NROL-67 launch went offline, March 24, 2014. An...

Dragon ISS Resupply Mission Delayed Two Weeks By SpaceX
2014-03-14 14:11:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA and SpaceX have decided to delay the launch of the Dragon capsule’s third Commercial Resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Elon Musk-founded company announced on Thursday evening that it will be moving Dragon’s launch from March 16 to March 30. “Both Falcon 9 and Dragon are in good health; given the critical payloads on board and significant upgrades to Dragon, the additional time will ensure...

2014-03-05 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Sunday, March 16, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The company's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Dragon cargo capsule, will lift off at 4:41 a.m. EDT. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Gets Landing Legs For Upcoming Mission
2014-02-25 12:55:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX is making an adjustment to its Falcon 9 rocket in hopes of one day being able to reuse it for future missions. SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted a picture on Sunday of the company mounting landing legs to its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for a mission in March. The rocket uses nine Merlin engines and aluminum-lithium alloy tanks containing liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene propellant to launch its prized Dragon capsule...

2014-02-07 16:21:16

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will launch its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket at about 4:41 a.m. EDT Sunday, March 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. This will be the company's third commercial...

2014-01-17 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The test was part of an optional milestone under NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated...


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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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