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2012-06-01 23:01:39

RoadFish.com men´s lifestyle and finance magazine applauds the triumphant splash landing of SpaceX´s space craft, the first ever privately built and operated of its kind to dock at the space station, Thursday morning off the California coast Hawthorne, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 RoadFish.com men´s lifestyle and finance magazine commended the space transport company SpaceX for the successful mission of its spacecraft, the Dragon, which recently became the first privately built...

Dragon Capsule Comes Home, Mission Complete
2012-05-31 11:36:36

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX had an ideal ending to its Dragon capsule mission as the spacecraft zipped safely back through Earth's atmosphere and into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday. The Dragon capsule spent over a week in space, becoming the first commercial vehicle to dock with the International Space Station. SpaceX's prized capsule saw numerous launch delays, and one abort, until it finally was able to send Dragon into orbit last Tuesday at 3:44 a.m....

SpaceX Dragon Capsule On Its Way Back To Earth
2012-05-31 06:05:52

[ Watch the Video ] Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) can add another gold star to its report card after its Dragon cargo vessel successfully undocked from the International Space Station early Thursday, now ready for its return journey back to Earth after spending a week attached to the orbiting lab. The Dragon capsule was released by Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Andre Kuipers and Joe Acaba using the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Using the arm, the two lab members demated Dragon from...

SpaceX Announces First Commercial Contract For Launch In 2013
2012-05-30 07:59:30

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) on Tuesday announced its first commercial contract for its Falcon Heavy rocket, due for its inaugural launch sometime next year. The contract is with Intelsat, the world´s leading provider of satellite services. The value of the contract was not specified, but SpaceX has said it offers Falcon Heavy launches for $80 million - $125 million. “SpaceX is very proud to have the confidence of Intelsat,” said Elon Musk, CEO and chief...

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...

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...


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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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