All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Falcon 9’

Elon Musk Shares Gnarly SpaceX Rocket Crash Stills

Last week, Elon Musk’s SpaceX tried to land a rocket on a drone ship, floating in the Atlantic Ocean. They failed. Now, Musk has posted some images of the Falcon 9’s collision and the gnarly explosion that followed. According to Musk, the rocket’s fins lost power, causing the rocket to hit at a near 45 degree angle – smashing the …

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SpaceX Rocket Launch Postponed Until July

The SpaceX launch that was planned for Sunday was postponed after a pre-flight check showed an area of concern. SpaceX said that they planned to try the launch again on Tuesday, as long as everything was working correctly, but they were not able to launch Falcon 9 that day either. “Today’s ORBCOMM launch attempt has been scrubbed to address a …

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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’s Success May Lead To Military Contracts

SpaceX made history 2 weeks ago becoming the very first private company to launch a capsule into space and have it dock with the International Space Station. Now that the Dragon has successfully returned to earth, SpaceX can start working on it’s contract through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The resupply contract for the International Space Station has …

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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’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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SpaceX Has To Delay ISS Launch….Again

SpaceX is trying to be the very first private company to launch a rocket into space and have it link up with the International Space Station to deliver cargo. Well, it has hit another snag. The engineers at Space X have had to delay the launch for the second time. On Monday April 30th, SpaceX successfully tested the Falcon 9 …

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