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2013-11-13 12:20:53

Private Space Station Resupply Underway, Plans Readied for Astronauts WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday hailed the success of the agency's public-private partnership with American companies to resupply the International Space Station and announced the next phase of contracting with U.S. companies to transport astronauts is set to begin next week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A little...

2013-11-08 20:21:06

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will discuss the success of the agency's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) initiative during a televised news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 13. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Through COTS, NASA's partners Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Orbital Sciences Corp., developed new U.S. rockets and spacecraft, launched from U.S. soil,...

2013-07-02 12:21:49

HAWTHORNE, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., recently completed two milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) These were the fifth and sixth milestones for SpaceX, a partner in NASA's...

2013-06-11 20:20:09

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Space and Missile Systems Center has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, as part of the company's effort to certify its Falcon 9 v1.1 Launch System for National Security Space (NSS) missions. This cooperative agreement facilitates data exchanges and protects proprietary and export-controlled data. The CRADA will be in effect until all...

2013-06-03 16:29:47

Latest Ex-Im Satellite Authorization Supports an Estimated 2,400 U.S. Jobs WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $343.3 million direct loan to Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) to finance the purchase of two communications satellites designed and built by Space Systems/Loral LLC (SSL) in Palo Alto, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110414/MM83673LOGO ) AsiaSat...

2013-03-22 20:20:27

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than three weeks after arriving at the International Space Station, the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft is ready for the trip back to Earth, now scheduled for Tuesday, March 26. Dragon's originally scheduled March 25 return date was postponed due to inclement weather developing near its targeted splashdown site in the Pacific Ocean. The additional day spent attached to the orbiting laboratory will not...

2013-03-03 12:20:06

HOUSTON, March 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station at 8:56 a.m. EST Sunday. The delivery flight was the second contracted resupply mission by the company under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Space station Expedition 34 crew members Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn of NASA used the station's robotic arm to...

2012-10-10 11:30:21

HOUSTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station at 8:03 a.m. CDT Wednesday, a key milestone in a new era of commercial spaceflight. The delivery flight is the first contracted resupply mission by the company under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "I want to congratulate SpaceX and the NASA team that...

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2011-09-30 07:52:14

US space transport company Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) announced Thursday that it plans to develop a fully reusable orbital launch system, with the goal of one day helping humans settle on Mars. Elon Musk, the company´s founder, said the vehicle would be a reusable version of the Falcon 9 rocket which SpaceX used to propel its Dragon space capsule to low-Earth orbit during a test mission last year. Its first cargo trip to the International Space Station (ISS) is...

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2011-07-13 09:20:00

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is set to break ground on a launch pad and hangar at a California Air Force Base for its Falcon Heavy, which will be the world's most powerful rocket. SpaceX said it is investing $30 million at Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 4-East for the soon to be developed 22-story tall Falcon Heavy rocket. SpaceX hopes to use the launch pad for the first time by the end of next year in a demonstration flight for the US government. After...