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SpaceX Crew Accommodations Systems Receives NASA Approval
2012-05-09 03:59:52

Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) Dragon capsule has received NASA approval for their crew accommodations system, bringing the private-sector firm's spacecraft one step closer to a commercial test flight, the US space agency announced Tuesday. According to NASA, the primary purpose of the test was to find out whether or not the layout of the capsule would permit crew members to effectively maneuver around the vehicle. The aeronautics administration called it a "key milestone" in the...

SpaceX Test Launch Rescheduled For May 19
2012-05-07 06:43:37

The need for further review of the company's flight software has forced SpaceX to delay the test flight of their commercial Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) until at least May 19. The California-based company announced the new target date for the test flight, which was originally scheduled for Monday, late last week. The delay gives more time for NASA officials to review changes in their software, and also avoids a potential conflict with the...

SpaceX Delays Dragon Capsule Launch...Again
2012-05-03 11:41:41

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX announced on Wednesday that the launch for its unmanned Dragon spacecraft is delayed yet again. The private spaceflight company said that the scheduled May 7th launch for its Dragon capsule "appears unlikely." The mission would see that the Dragon capsule made its very first trip to the International Space Station.  It would carry food, supplies and scientific equipment for the astronauts living on the orbiting laboratory. The flight was...

Secretive Private Aerospace Company Building Reusable Rocket
2012-05-01 12:43:06

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Blue Origin, a space flight company established by Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos, is in the process of developing reusable rockets. The secretive company released details about its plans sparingly in a press release about a design test for its "next-generation Space Vehicle." Blue Origin said its spacecraft completed a series of wind tunnel tests to "refine the aerodynamic characters" of the Space Vehicle's biconic shape. It said the tests were carried...

2012-04-30 08:14:33

The second SpaceX demonstration launch for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) has been rescheduled for a liftoff on Monday, May 7. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule will occur from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity at 9:38 a.m. EDT. NASA Television launch commentary from Cape Canaveral begins at 8 a.m. During the flight, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will...

Image 1 - 'Freedom Star' Shuttle Booster Recovery Ship To Follow SpaceX Launch
2012-04-30 03:44:30

[ Watch the Video ] The SCIFLI (Scientifically Calibrated In Flight Imagery) team, based at NASA's Langley Research Center In Hampton, Va., is preparing to capture high definition video and thermal imagery of the SpaceX launch as the Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon capsule climb through the atmosphere on their way to the International Space Station. Launch of this historic first commercial spacecraft carrying cargo to ISS is scheduled no earlier than May 7. The team will have...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule To Launch May 7
2012-04-25 02:31:27

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com NASA announced on Tuesday that the SpaceX launch date for its Dragon capsule has been postponed until May 7. SpaceX decided that it needed more time to test hardware and review data before it would go on with testing its Dragon capsule. The originally planned April 30 launch would have seen the spacecraft make its way to the International Space Station for the first time to dock with the orbiting space port.  Those plans will now have to wait until...

SpaceX Delays NASA Launch
2012-04-24 09:12:36

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX announced on Tuesday that its planned Dragon capsule launch on April 30 will be delayed by at least a week. The company said that it needed more time to test hardware and review data before it would go on with sending the Dragon capsule on its first trip to the International Space Station. "After reviewing our recent progress, it was clear that we needed more time to finish hardware-in-the-loop testing and properly review and follow up on all...


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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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