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2012-05-15 05:59:29

NASA has announced a modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to add an additional configuration of the Falcon 9 rocket to its fleet. The SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launch service will be available to the agency's Launch Services Program to use for future missions in accordance with the on-ramp provision of NLS II. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an annual opportunity for new launch service providers to...

Bigelow And SpaceX Form Partnership To Bring Tourists To Space
2012-05-11 10:18:36

Two companies in the aerospace industry are joining together to launch tourists into space and check them into orbiting space habitats. Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Bigelow Aerospace (BA) of Las Vegas on Thursday announced the partnership to promote space travel to international customers. Tourists will fly to space aboard SpaceX´s Dragon spacecraft and dock with Bigelow´s BA330 inflatable space habitats. “This is an incredibly...

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...


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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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