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Image 1 - Dragon Expected To Set Historic Course
2012-04-12 09:20:23

The upcoming launch of a SpaceX spacecraft and rocket on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station is expected to cross a key milestone on the path to operational, commercial missions. "It's almost like the lead-up to Apollo, in my mind," said Mike Horkachuck, NASA's project executive for SpaceX. "You had Mercury then you had Gemini and eventually you had Apollo. This would be similar in the sense that, we're not going to the moon or anything as spectacular as that, but we...

SpaceX Considering Building 'Commercial Cape Canaveral' in Texas
2012-04-11 04:18:52

One of the U.S. companies looking to establish a private-sector space transportation system is considering building a personal airfield in southern Texas, according to an FAA document posted on Tuesday. According to Adi Robertson of The Verge, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is said to be eyeing locations in Cameron County, located at the southern tip of the state, for the future home of a facility which could support as many as a dozen commercial launches each year....

NASA, SpaceX Announce NASA Social For Falcon 9 Launch Attempt
2012-04-03 04:23:41

NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will invite 50 of their social media followers to a two-day NASA Social April 29-30 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event is expected to culminate in the launch of SpaceX's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight. SpaceX´s Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift off at 12:22 p.m. EDT on April 30, in an attempt to become the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International...

2012-03-23 03:48:08

NASA is updating media accreditation deadlines for the agency's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight launch. A Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to launch at 12:22 p.m. EDT on April 30 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. During the flight, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will conduct a series of checkout procedures that will test and prove its systems. These tests include rendezvous and...

Image 1 - NASA Astronauts Check Out SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft
2012-03-20 03:24:25

NASA astronauts stepped into SpaceX Dragon capsule recently to get a feel for how the spacecraft might ride after long hours. The group of astronauts and industry experts climbed inside the Dragon capsule and tested out positioning of displays and assessed how comfortable the spacecraft was. “There are very important systems that need to be in place before you can put humans in a spacecraft,” Jon Cowart, NASA´s partner manager for SpaceX, said in a press release....

SpaceX Signs Launch Agreements With Asia Broadcast Satellite And Satmex
2012-03-16 02:44:46

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has signed contracts with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and Satélites Mexicanos (Satmex) for two launches aboard SpaceX´s Falcon 9 rocket. “This announcement marks SpaceX´s first launch contract in Mexico. It is also the second launch contract in Asia that we have signed in the last month,” said Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and Chief Technology Officer. “We are very pleased to have SpaceX, the world´s...

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2012-03-14 09:45:36

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), a non-governmental space launching company operated by entrepreneur Elon Musk, has signed up two more customers for launches on its Falcon 9 rockets, the company announced on Tuesday. Asia Broadcast Satellite and Satélites Mexicanos, also known as Satmex, hired SpaceX for two launches to deliver a total of four telecommunications satellites into orbit before the end of 2015. “Asia and Latin America represent two of the...

SpaceX Could Go Public In 2013
2012-02-11 05:20:01

The CEO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is hoping to launch an initial public offering for the California-based space transport company sometime in 2013, according to various media reports Friday. SpaceX Chief Executive and Paypal co-founder Elon Must told Bloomberg's Alan Ohnsman that there was "a good chance" that the company behind the Falcon 9 booster rocket and Dragon spacecraft would have an IPO next year. He did not elaborate on those comments, Ohnsman said. According...

NASA's ISS Head Remains Confident In Russian Space Program
2012-02-04 04:50:06

Despite multiple glitches, accidents, and equipment failures in recent months, a NASA representative told reporters on Thursday that the U.S. space agency still had confidence in the Russian space program and specifically the Soyuz rockets used to transport crew and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). According to Associated Press (AP) reporter Seth Borenstein, NASA's space station program manager Michael Suffredini called the Soyuz rocket the most reliable space system on...


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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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