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2012-11-02 07:19:41

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its first three performance milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to the availability of commercial human spaceflight services for government and commercial customers. During the company's first milestone, a technical baseline review, NASA and SpaceX reviewed the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket for crew transportation to low-Earth orbit and discussed future plans...

SpaceX Payload Satellite Lost
2012-10-13 10:41:24

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online News out of Cape Canaveral, FL has many in the burgeoning private space industry disheartened. In what was to be a coup for this new incarnation of the American space program, SpaceX, a private firm started and run by Elon Musk, one of the co-founders of PayPal, sent up one of Space Exploration Technologies´ Falcon 9 rockets with an experimental communications satellite flying piggyback. This is the same SpaceX mission that was...

SpaceX Falcon Rocket Pushes Secondary Payload Into Wrong Orbit
2012-10-10 10:46:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the Dragon capsule was able to survive an engine failure with the Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, news broke that a satellite aboard a secondary payload suffered from the event. SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, with both the Dragon capsule and Orbcomm's prototype OG2 communication satellite onboard. During launch, one of the rocket's nine Merlin engines lost pressure and suddenly shutdown, leaving its secondary...

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....


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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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