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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Returns To Earth

The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to earth on Sunday after stopping by the International Space Station to pick up over two tons of science experiments and equipment. The cargo ship was loaded and prepped on Saturday and released by astronaut Steven Swanson on Sunday. Swanson used the space station’s giant robot arm to release the cargo ship and it …

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SpaceX Problem Alters Dragon Capsule Schedule

The second SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) began early this morning as a Falcon 9 rocket lifted the Dragon capsule into orbit. Though the launch was successful, a problem with three of the capsule’s four thruster pods delayed the opening of its solar arrays. SpaceX engineers had to wait until the capsule was over its Australia-based …

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SpaceX Launch a Success, to Dock With Space Station on Wednesday

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) yesterday evening launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit from Cape Canaveral. The Dragon was lifted by a Falcon 9 rocket at 8:35 am, right on schedule. The vehicle carries cargo and supplies bound for the International Space Station (ISS). This SpaceX mission is NASA’s first privatized cargo and resupply mission under its Commercial Resupply Services contract. …

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NASA Preparing For Privatized ISS Resupply Launch Next Week

NASA this week is preparing for the first SpaceX launch under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. NASA has not had the capability, on its own, to deliver and return cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) since the space shuttle program was retired just over one year ago. The launch of the SpaceX CRS-1, or “Dragon”, spacecraft …

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Galaxy S III Gets An Amazing Dragon Case That You Can’t Have

The Galaxy S III by Samsung is one of the hottest phones to come out this year. It beat the iPhone 5 to market and will put up some stiff competition this holiday season. Too bad the phones sold in stores will not include the most amazing custom case mod to ever be put on a phone. Our story begins …

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NASA Enlists SpaceX To Send Americans Back To Space

SpaceX is doing it. The company created by PayPal/Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk, is going to send people into space. Follow @SpaceX SpaceX @SpaceX SpaceX Selected by @NASA to Return Americans to Space! http://t.co/1yvIHDqO  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite1 hour ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto The company became the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space …

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SpaceX Tests Its New Rocket “Merlin 1D” [Video]

SpaceX continues to push its space dominating agenda forward with its newest test of the ‘Merlin 1D” rocket propulsion system. Building on the technology from its previous 3 launches, including the historic launch and recovery of the Dragon capsule, the Merlin 1D has achieved a full mission duration firing and multiple restarts at target thrust and specific impulse (Isp). In …

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SpaceX Dragon Space Capsule To Return Home

Earlier today the Dragon space capsule departed from the International Space Station and began its trip back down from the heavens. The Dragon capsule spent 5 days connected to the ISS and it was able to deliver supplies and is returning nearly 1,400 pounds of old space station equipment and some science samples, a little more than it took up. …

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule From ISS [Photos]

Last week SpaceX did what had never been done before. They managed to become the very first private company to dock with the International Space Station. The momentous feat was part of an effort to shift some of responsibilities of cargo shipments to and from the ISS away from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and give it to SpaceX …

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SpaceX’s Dragon Gets Closer To Docking With ISS

Two days ago, SpaceX started a historic journey to become the first commercial company to dock to the International Space Station. Since the launch the Dragon space capsule has had one task to complete after another and it has done every one of them without complaining once. Early this morning, Dragon’s thrusters fired, bringing the vehicle 2.4 kilometers below the …

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Set To Launch Dragon Into Space

After a successful test firing of the Falcon 9 boosters, and what seems like 300 delays, the crew at SpaceX are finally set to launch their rocket into space. The Falcon 9 will attempt to deliver its payload, the Dragon space capsule, to the ISS for docking. If the launch is deemed successful by NASA, SpaceX will get the OK …

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SpaceX Finally Sets Date For Dragon Launch

On May 19th, private space firm SpaceX, will finally launch its vaunted Falcon 9 rocket into space. Aboard the rocket is the Dragon space capsule. The hopes of this launch is to have the Dragon capsule dock with the International Space Station and both deliver a payload and unload space garbage. The launch was originally suppose to take place on …

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