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2012-05-27 23:02:22

Proach Models, based on BC's Sunshine Coast, has just signed a deal to become the first official producer and distributor of replica SpaceX spacecraft, including the Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft. Sechelt, BC (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 Less than an hour after Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) made spaceflight history by becoming the first commercial company ever to dock a spacecraft at the International Space Station, an independent aerospace model-making company based on BC's Sunshine...

A Day In The Life….
2012-05-26 06:33:21

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Last weekend, in just 24 hours, my hand went from being 2-inches away from a shark at the aquarium in the Mall of America in Minnesota, to holding a camera snapping photos of SpaceX attempting to make history in Florida.  The life of a journalist is both work and play, but sometimes it´s just downright exhausting. Going from one state to another is not an impressive feat, but how about four states in 14 hours for two separate trips? I took off...

2012-05-25 14:20:28

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden offered his congratulations to the International Space Station Expedition 31 crew and mission flight control teams at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., following Friday's successful first-time berthing of a commercial company spacecraft, SpaceX's Dragon, to the space station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden...

2012-05-25 06:20:28

HOUSTON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space Station's Expedition 31 crew grappled and attached SpaceX's Dragon capsule to the space station Friday. This is the first time a commercial company has accomplished this type of space operation. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Today marks another critical step in the future of American spaceflight," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "Now that a U.S. company has proven its ability...

SpaceX Makes History With Dragon Docking
2012-05-25 12:00:58

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX made history today as its Dragon capsule became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station. Dragon launched on Tuesday, May 22 at 3:44 a.m. from Cape Canaveral towards the ISS, reaching the orbiting laboratory on Thursday. "Congratulations on a wonderful capture," astronaut Megan Behnken radioed to the station crew from Mission Control as they used the space station's robotic arm to grasp the...

Dragon Capsule Ready For Friday Rendezvous
2012-05-24 14:36:46

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX's Dragon capsule finally caught up to the International Space Station on Thursday morning and performed a series of tests to clear it for docking on Friday. The Dragon capsule performed a fly-by test Thursday morning, staying at least 1-1/2 miles away from the orbiting laboratory, allowing Mission Control to perform a practice lap and check its communication and navigation systems. On Friday, the capsule will fly within 30 feet of the space...

2012-05-23 10:21:24

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SpaceX second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program is under way, and NASA is updating its coverage of the Dragon spacecraft's flight to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon lifted off at 3:44 a.m. EDT Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. During the flight, the Dragon...

2012-05-23 13:31:58

The SpaceX second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program is under way, and NASA is updating its coverage of the Dragon spacecraft's flight to the International Space Station. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon lifted off at 3:44 a.m. EDT Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. During the flight, the Dragon capsule will conduct a series of checkout procedures to test and prove its systems, including the capability to...

2012-05-23 13:24:26

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., completed wind tunnel testing for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorn, Calif., to provide Falcon 9 first stage re-entry data for the company's advanced reusable launch vehicle system. Under a Reimbursable Space Act Agreement, Marshall conducted 176 runs in the wind tunnel test facility on the Falcon 9 first stage to provide SpaceX with test data that will be used to develop a re-entry database for the recovery of the...

2012-05-22 06:21:00

BRISTOL, Pa., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation multi-layer insulation (MLI) blankets and insulation tapes will protect vital components and wiring aboard the first private spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station, DUNMORE announced today. Aerospace company SpaceX used DUNMORE high-performance thin films in its unmanned Dragon space capsule, which launched from Cape Canaveral today. DUNMORE MLI blankets protect exposed instruments and assemblies from the heat,...


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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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