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2013-03-27 16:20:09

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and SpaceX will host a teleconference for news media at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, March 28, to discuss the Tuesday return of the company's Dragon spacecraft from a cargo mission to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A trove of scientific research was among more than 2 tons of cargo Dragon brought back to Earth. Included are investigations that could aid in food...

2013-03-26 16:21:13

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft successfully completed the company's second cargo flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 26, with a 12:36 p.m. EDT splashdown in the Pacific Ocean a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The scientific research delivered and being returned by Dragon enables advances in every...

SpaceX Completes Second Successful Resupply Mission As Dragon Splashes Down In Pacific
2013-03-26 13:04:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dragon completed another successful resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday. SpaceX's resupply spacecraft took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 1 atop the Falcon 9 rocket. A few hours into flight SpaceX announced its Dragon capsule was having difficulty with its thruster pods, causing Dragon to delay its arrival to the orbiting lab. Two days later, Dragon was captured...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Will Return To Earth On Tuesday
2013-03-26 04:00:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The threat of inclement weather has forced the departure of the SpaceX Dragon capsule from the International Space Station (ISS) to be delayed until Tuesday morning, NASA officials announced on Friday. According to Mara D. Ballaby of Florida Today, the return voyage was originally scheduled to take place on Monday, but was delayed by one day due to anticipated poor conditions near its Pacific Ocean splashdown site. ISS...

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...

2013-03-21 10:03:48

Space Exploration Technologies´ (SpaceX) Merlin 1D engine has achieved flight qualification, a major milestone for the next generation Merlin engine. Through a 28 test qualification program, the Merlin 1D accumulated 1,970 seconds of total test time, the equivalent run time of over 10 full mission durations, and is now fully qualified to fly on the Falcon 9 rocket. The program included four tests at or above the power (147,000 pounds of thrust) and duration (185 seconds) required for...

SpaceX's Grasshopper Still Making Big Leaps
2013-03-11 20:25:56

[ Watch the Video: Grasshopper Reaching New Heights ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online SpaceX, one of the best-known commercial space companies in the industry, is continuing to make strides with its new vertical space vehicle, Grasshopper. The company's Grasshopper spacecraft is a vertical takeoff and landing (VTVL) vehicle meant to be reused so it can help dramatically reduce cost. Engineers have been testing the launch vehicle by performing "leaps," which...

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Talks Rockets, Dragon And Mars At SXSW
2013-03-10 09:03:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The future of the US space program depends upon the development and use of booster rockets that can be used more than once, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk told attendees of the annual South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) event on Saturday (Mar 9). Musk, a keynote speaker at the Austin, Texas event, demonstrated his company´s first foray into such a rocket by showing a video of their experimental Grasshopper booster. The...

2013-03-05 23:02:50

MLI materials protecting the cargo and payload aboard the Dragon supply vehicle Bristol, PA (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 DUNMORE Corporation multi-layer insulation (MLI) materials are protecting the cargo bay and payload aboard the reusable Dragon space capsule as it completes its second Commercial Re-Supply mission (CRS-2) from Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) with a successful launch from Kennedy Space Center, Florida last Friday. Dragon is a rocket-launched multi-stage reusable...

Dragon Capsule Docks With ISS Following One-Day Delay
2013-03-04 04:33:54

[ Watch the Video: Dragon is Grappled and Attached to International Space Station ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two days after dealing with thruster issues that briefly delayed its docking with the International Space Station (ISS), the SpaceX Dragon was berthed to the orbiting base shortly before 9am EST Sunday morning. According to Bloomberg reporter Jesse Hamilton, the unmanned vehicle docked at 8:56am Eastern and will remain at the ISS for 22 days...


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History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

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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