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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...

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...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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