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SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With Space Station
2012-10-10 10:30:36

[WATCH The Launch Video] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams successfully guided the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft into its docking port on the International Space Station´s Harmony node at 9:03 a.m. (EDT) this morning. Using the ISS´s Canadarm2 robotic arm, Williams and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide first grabbed Dragon at 6:56 a.m. as it passed within 32 feet of the orbiting lab, some 255 miles above the...

SpaceX Completes Another Successful Dragon Launch
2012-10-09 11:00:14

[ Watch the Launch Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Oct. 9, 2012: 11:00AM - Engine Anomaly News broke yesterday that SpaceX was able to successfully launch (see below) its Dragon spacecraft towards the International Space Station, despite an engine "anomaly." The company said that about a minute and 19 seconds into the launch, the Falcon 9 rocket detected an anomaly on one first-stage engine. "Initial data suggests that one of the rocket's nine Merlin...

SpaceX Cargo Flight To Launch
2012-10-07 08:22:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Later today, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will become the first private company to depart for the International Space Station (ISS) as it looks to complete the inaugural outsourced, third-party cargo resupply flight in American space history. According to Reuters reporter Irene Klotz, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule is scheduled to lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:35pm EDT....

2012-10-03 16:28:07

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will discuss the first contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station during a Google+ Hangout from 1-1:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 5. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon cargo spacecraft are scheduled to lift off at 8:35 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7 from at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Bolden and Musk will talk about the flight, which will be the first of 12 contracted for NASA by SpaceX to resupply...

2012-10-02 08:44:34

Orbital Sciences Corporation Monday rolled the first stage of its Antares rocket to the launch pad of the nation's newest spaceport - the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Va. - while in Florida, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) moves ahead with preparations for an Oct. 7 launch to the International Space Station for NASA's first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission. These developments mark progress in returning space station resupply missions to American soil....

Rocket Launch Companies Orbital And SpaceX Ready For Lift-Off
2012-10-02 07:51:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two commercial space resupply companies announced this week they are now ready to launch their rockets into space. Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) and Space Explorations Technologies (SpaceX) both have multi-year contracts with NASA to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). On Monday Orbital moved its Antares rocket to the launch pad at NASA´s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia for the first...

2012-09-29 09:05:29

The first SpaceX launch for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity for the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule at 8:35 p.m. EDT. Backup launch opportunities are available on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, if needed. NASA Television launch coverage from Cape Canaveral begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. The launch of the Dragon...

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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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