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SpaceX Hits Safety Milestone For NASA Joint Venture
2013-11-15 17:46:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Officials from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced the successful safety review of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket that are slated to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade – a major milestone for the endeavor. In late October, a team of NASA engineers traveled to SpaceX headquarters for two days of presentations and review sessions that involved the company's safety practices....

2013-11-15 12:20:30

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) met in late October to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The detailed overview of safety practices the company is implementing was a major milestone for SpaceX under a funded Space...

NASA Looks To Private Partners For Future Exploration
2013-11-13 13:59:13

[ Watch the Video: Private Backing Could Help NASA With Future Mission ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Will the next NASA mission to the Moon be “brought to you by Luna Nutrition Bars”? According to a report released by the space agency on Tuesday, companies want to partner with NASA on future space endeavors, but will want property rights in exchange. For now, NASA’s corporate partnership will most likely be limited solely to private space...

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,...

Turning Dreams Into Reality: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Gets Crowdsourced
2013-10-31 13:52:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two months ago, SpaceX founder Elon Musk unveiled plans for a transit system capable of taking passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, and that far-fetched dream is slowly becoming a reality. The Hyperloop theoretically would send people traveling over 700 miles-per-hour across 900 miles of land through a vacuum tube. The concept would overcome the Kantrowitz limit, which is a speed law limiting how fast a pod can...

NASA ISS-RapidScat Built On The Fly
2013-10-30 11:52:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The best chefs in the world can create a gourmet dish from leftover ingredients and NASA scientists have set out to show they can accomplish a similar feat though the ISS-RapidScat science mission. An abbreviated form of Rapid Scatterometer, ISS-RapidScat was fashioned from spare parts and put together on a relatively short time scale. The mission will monitor ocean winds from the International Space Station. Scientists study ocean...

Unmanned Dream Chaser Test Flight Successful, Despite Crash Landing
2013-10-30 07:00:34

[ Watch the Video: Dream Chaser Unmanned Flight Suffers Crash Landing ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a series of successful ground and captive-carry tests with its flagship Dream Chaser commercial space taxi, Sierra Nevada Corp.’s (SNC) latest experiment, falls short of perfection. On Saturday, October 26, SNC’s Dream Chaser was airlifted by helicopter to launch altitude for what was a largely successful automated test flight. However, as the...

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...


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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