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SpaceX releases onboard footage of emergency escape test

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has released on-board footage of its successful Crew Dragon Launch Abort System (LAS) test that took place at Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station earlier this month. The success of the company's innovative new design of LAS represents a vital stepping stone in the spacecraft's road to becoming human rated. Show More Summary

SPACE: New POV video from SpaceX takes you for a ride on Crew Dragon’s first flight. “The two-minu…

SPACE: New POV video from SpaceX takes you for a ride on Crew Dragon’s first flight. “The two-minute video shows the Dragon capsule blasting off from its Florida launchpad, separating from its trunk and reaching a maximum velocity of 345 mph, according to SpaceX. The Crew Dragon flew about 5,000 feet into the air before […]

Dragon-Eye View of SpaceX Pad Abort Launch

On May 5, 2015, SpaceX tested its launch abort system: A set of powerful rockets on the Dragon space capsule that can pull the Dragon away from the Falcon rocket underneath in case of catastrophe. SpaceX just released video taken from a camera on the Dragon capsule, and it’s pretty dang dramatic. Show More Summary

SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown

last weekNews : The Raw Story

SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said. The Dragon began its journey back to Earth at 7:04 am (1104 GMT), when the US space agency broadcast images of the...

SpaceX Dragon successfully departs from the International Space Station

NASA has announced that the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was successfully released from the International Space Station's robotic arm this morning at 7:04am ET, by Expedition 43 robotic arm operator Scott Kelly.

Watch the SpaceX Dragon Leave the Space Station

A seemingly routine maneuver is a lot more complicated than it looks

Push for American-built rocket engines goes bipartisan

SpaceX Dragon capsule reentry animation: this is how a 21st century spacecraft should work We all know how certain media sources love the smell of bipartisanship in the morning. Here John McCain, yes, that same senator who tried his best to saddle us with Vice President Sarah Palin, actually makes some bipartisan sense: U.S. Show More Summary

How Many G’s Would You Feel in the SpaceX Capsule Abort?

The SpaceX Dragon abort test offers a great opportunity for some physics homework questions and video analysis. The post How Many G’s Would You Feel in the SpaceX Capsule Abort? appeared first on WIRED.

Analysis: SpaceX passes a major fail test for its Dragon crewed capsule

SpaceX has successfully tested the revolutionary in-laid escape engines in its upcoming Dragon crewed space capsule.

SpaceX successfully tests Dragon launch abort system

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets :

The idea is that if something goes wrong on the launch pad or in the leg of flight, the abort system will be able to blast the crew capsule free of the rest of the rocket.

Watch Elon Musk’s SpaceX complete successful astronaut bailout test

Tesla CEO Elon Musk never does anything in halves. Just after 9am on May 6, 2015 in Cape Canaveral, his company SpaceX tested its Crew Dragon spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space by 2017. The Pad Abort Test successfully demonstrated how a in

Hang Tight Everyone: SpaceX Completes Pad Abort Test

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully completed the first flight test of the revolutionary launch abort system.

Watch The SpaceX Dragon Pad Abort Test

On Wednesday, 9am ET (Tuesday, 11pm AEST), SpaceX successfully tested the launch abort system for its new commercial crew capsule, which is designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. Everything went as planned, and you can watch the replay of the event here. More »      

Watch SpaceX Test its Astronaut Ejection System

Wednesday Morning, SpaceX successfully performed an abort test on its Dragon manned spacecraft—that is, if something were to go wrong when it eventually flies NASA astronauts to space, it'd be able to safely move them away from the rocket. It's...Show More Summary

Watch the successful test of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) successfully tested their capsule launch system that will launch astronauts into orbit. A mock-up capsule was used during the test in Cape Canaveral, Florida and there wasn't anybody...Show More Summary

SpaceX successfully completes Launch Abort System test

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has carried out a successful test of its Launch Abort System (LAS) for the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The test, which took place at Space Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station represents a major stop towards getting the spacecraft human rated under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract. Show More Summary

Watch SpaceX’s First Test of Its Astronaut Bailout System

SpaceX completed the first crucial test of its pad abort system for a crewed version of its Dragon space capsule. The post Watch SpaceX’s First Test of Its Astronaut Bailout System appeared first on WIRED.

The Sweetest Little Space Flight You Ever Saw But Probably Missed

The SpaceX Dragon took a big step toward proving its fitness to carry crews

In Pictures: SpaceX Crew Dragon Takes Flight in Pad Abort Test

A SpaceX Crew Dragon rocketed into the sky under its own power this morning, completing a critical milestone necessary to certify the spacecraft for crewed flights in 2017.

SpaceX stages dramatic crew escape system test

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Carrying a dummy in place of a pilot, a Dragon capsule was put through a simulation of a launch pad emergency Wednesday

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