Officials say SpaceX’s new capsule for astronauts suffered an “anomaly” during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles.
It has been almost eight years since the last flight of the space shuttle program took place but new projects by NASA, SpaceX, Boeing and SpaceIL could signal the dawn of a new Space Age.
SpaceX’s swanky new crew capsule returned from the International Space Station to an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic. See photos and video.
No one was aboard the Dragon capsule launched Saturday on its first test flight, only an instrumented dummy. But the three ISS astronauts had front-row seats as the sleek, American-made spacecraft docked with the station.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has authority to seek recalls, issue fines and set regulations, said Saturday that it will send a “field team” to Delray Beach, where 50-year-old Jeremy Beren Banner was killed in the crash Friday.
The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the “Alien” movies. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of its crew Dragon capsule before putting people on board later this year.
SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force’s most powerful GPS satellite ever built. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, hoisting the satellite toward orbit.
The bolted-down Dragon holds everything the station astronauts need for Christmas dinner, as well as mice and worms for science experiments, and more than 5,000 pounds of station equipment.
NASA officials issued a press release this week saying they would be undertaking a “cultural assessment study” of commercial partners SpaceX and Boeing.
The university team’s prototype will compete next week against 23 others from around the world.
SpaceX is sending up a load of space station supplies from the exact spot where Americans flew to the moon almost a half-century ago. The pad was last used in 2011 for NASA’s final space shuttle flight.
An official of the McLean-based company says the high-speed swap in space is “like changing out a car tire while moving 17,000 miles an hour.” The new satellites are scheduled to launch Sunday.
For Orbital ATK and SpaceX, it is the second win regarding NASA’s cargo delivery contract.
WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday was supposed to deliver 4,000 pounds of supplies and payload to the International Space Station. It never made it,…
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future space missions, a direction he says everyone would like to see.
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