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SpaceX Completes Review Of 2014 Commercial Crew Abort Test
2013-10-25 07:00:17

NASA In preparation for a summer 2014 test, NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently laid out its plan to demonstrate the Dragon spacecraft's ability to carry astronauts to safety in the event of an in-flight emergency. This review of the in-flight abort test plan provided an assessment of the Dragon's SuperDraco engines, the software that would issue the abort command, and the interface between the Dragon spacecraft and the Falcon 9 rocket on which the spacecraft...

2013-10-24 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In preparation for a summer 2014 test, NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently laid out its plan to demonstrate the Dragon spacecraft's ability to carry astronauts to safety in the event of an in-flight emergency. This review of the in-flight abort test plan provided an assessment of the Dragon's SuperDraco engines, the software that would issue the abort command, and the interface between the Dragon...

Cygnus Released From ISS After Successful Demonstration Mission
2013-10-22 09:41:15

[ Watch the Video: Cygnus Completes Mission! ] NASA The Canadarm2 released Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus commercial craft at 7:31 a.m. EDT Tuesday after three weeks at the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Luca Parmitano and Karen Nyberg were at the controls of the robotics workstation removing Cygnus from the Harmony node then safely releasing it. Parmitano and Flight Engineer Mike Hopkins closed the hatches and depressurized Cygnus Monday morning. On Wednesday, the Cygnus...

Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk Wants To Build Submarine Car
2013-10-18 12:55:55

[ Watch the Video: Elon Musk Wants To Take The Plunge With His New Toy ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month, the Lotus Esprit submarine car featured in the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me” sold in an auction for $866,000 to a secretive and unknown buyer. Gawker Media's Jalopnik weblog yesterday reported it has uncovered the buyer — none other than entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder/co-founder of several companies including Space X, Tesla Motors,...

SpaceX Grasshopper Half Mile Test Launch
2013-10-14 11:22:08

[ Watch the Video: Grasshopper’s Half-Mile Test Flight ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle keeps making leaps and bounds, with its latest test taking it nearly a half-mile into the sky. The Grasshopper is a modified Falcon 9 rocket designed to both take off and land vertically. SpaceX has been testing out its new launch vehicle one step at a time by slowly launching it higher and higher to see whether it can maintain stability as it gets...

SpaceX Demonstrates Capabilities With New Falcon Rocket Launch
2013-09-30 07:38:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a two-week delay, SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Sunday morning September 29 at 9:00 a.m. The launch, streamed on the company's Webcast, was originally scheduled for September 15 but was postponed due to issues that surfaced during a hot-fire engine test on September 12. During a subsequent test, which the Falcon 9 passed, a green light was given for launch from the spaceflight company’s launch pad at...

2013-09-29 12:20:07

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are statements from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology John P. Holdren about the berthing of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA Administrator Charles Bolden:"Today, with the successful berthing of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus...

Space Station Crew To Attempt Cygnus Capture Sunday Morning
2013-09-29 08:10:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology John P. Holdren. ---------- UPDATE: September 29, 2013 9:10AM EDT: Crew members of Expedition 37 attached Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft onto the Harmony node of the International Space Station ahead of schedule this morning at 8:44 a.m. EDT. The spacecraft is delivering about 1,300 pounds of cargo to the orbiting...

2013-09-18 16:20:31

The CASTOR 30 Motor is Upper Stage of America's Newest Medium-Class Launch Vehicle ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) CASTOR(®) 30 upper stage solid rocket motor supported the successful cargo demonstration launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Antares(TM) rocket as it lifted off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia today at 10:58 a.m. EDT. This demonstration flight to the International Space Station (ISS) is the final...

2013-09-18 12:23:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., successfully launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This is the first time a spacecraft launched from Virginia is blazing a trail toward the...


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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