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SuperDraco Engine Test Complete For Dragon Launch Escape System
2014-05-28 07:37:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft may soon get a new upgrade after the company proved its SuperDraco thruster is capable of powering Dragon’s launch escape system and enabling the vehicle to make propulsive terrestrial landings with pinpoint accuracy. The private space launch company announced the news Tuesday (May 27) that qualification testing is complete. The testing took place over a month at SpaceX’s Rocket Development...

Manned Missions To Mars Are Closer To Reality: Elon Musk
2014-05-27 07:04:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Elon Musk, the founder of several successful startups, including PayPal and Tesla Motors, is looking to take his private space launch company, SpaceX, to new heights. SpaceX has made a lot of progress over the past handful of years, securing a multi-mission contract with NASA to supply the International Space Station, developing better and cheaper rocket launch systems, and working toward a possible deal to launch military...

SpaceX Goes From Suing Air Force To Potentially Launching Its Satellites
2014-05-22 10:53:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late last month Elon Musk announced he was displeased that the US Air Force shut his company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), out of the competition market for government launches. He was so annoyed by it that he filed a legal complaint against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) monopoly over military launches. Less than a week after that filing, a federal court judge filed a temporary injunction against ULA’s...

2014-05-19 16:20:29

Progress Being Made to Return Space Launches to U.S. Soil WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Working in wind tunnels, software laboratories and work stations across America, NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partners continue to make strides in advancing the designs of the American spacecraft and rockets that will carry humans safely and reliably into low-Earth orbit from U.S. soil by 2017. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Blue Origin, The...

Month-Long ISS Mission Ends Successfully For SpaceX's Dragon With South Pacific Splashdown
2014-05-19 05:41:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After spending 28 days in space docked at the International Space Station, Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) CRS-3 mission comes to an end after the Dragon capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean. Loaded with more than 3,500 pounds of NASA cargo, Dragon made splashdown at 3:05 p.m. EDT on Sunday, landing about 300 miles west of Baja California. Among the returned goods are several science experiments that will help...

2014-05-18 16:20:07

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:05 p.m. EDT Sunday, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning more than 3,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A boat will carry the Dragon spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where it will be prepared for a return journey to SpaceX's test...

Treasure Trove Of Scientific Experiments Returning From ISS On SpaceX Dragon Capsule Sunday
2014-05-16 14:19:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers. But for SpaceX, April launches bring May research returns. On May 18, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is scheduled to return to Earth, after spending a month docked with the International Space Station. The capsule was part of the space launch company’s third contracted supply mission to the station, carrying food, water, supplies and scientific equipment to the orbiting space crew....

Tensions Between US And Russia Leave Air Force Scrambling For Launch Alternatives
2014-05-16 04:44:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ongoing tensions between the US and Russia have left the US Air Force (USAF) scrambling for alternatives to Russian-built rocket engines, but could pay off big for some American companies in the long run, according to various media reports published earlier this week. The recent announcement by Russian officials that they would no longer allow the US access to its rocket engines, and would keep the USAF from using them to launch...

RapidScat instrument
2014-05-16 03:00:23

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA Earth-observing mission that will measure ocean winds from the International Space Station has arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to begin final preparations for launch. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat scatterometer instrument arrived May 12 after a cross-country trip from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The...

US-Russia Tensions Over Ukraine Crisis Could Lead To An End Of ISS Operations For NASA By 2020
2014-05-14 14:11:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest escalation in the political row between the United States and Russia has reached new heights – low-Earth orbit. On Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia would not agree to continue operating the International Space Station (ISS) beyond 2020. US officials have stated that they would like the ISS collaboration to last until at least 2024. "We are very concerned about continuing to develop high-tech...


Latest SpaceX Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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