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SpaceX Delays First Crewed Dragon Flight

SpaceX has delayed by several months a pair of test flights of its Crew Dragon spacecraft being developed for NASA’s commercial crew program, in part because of a Falcon 9 pad explosion in September.A revised schedule released by NASA Dec. Show More Summary

First manned flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft postponed until 2018

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has suffered another setback with the first manned flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft being delayed until 2018. According to NASA, the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 will not fly until May 2018 instead of in the second quarter of 2017 as previously planned. Show More Summary

SpaceX delays launch of crewed Dragon capsule to 2018

An uncrewed test is still on the books for 2017, but the manned flight is delayed by six months. The post SpaceX delays launch of crewed Dragon capsule to 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule Won’t Launch With Astronauts Until 2018

The private crew capsule’s first launch has been pushed back by months following September’s Falcon 9 explosion.

SpaceX Delays First Manned NASA Launch to 2018 from 2017

Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has decided to delay to 2018 from 2017 the first manned launch of its Dragon capsule intended to carry U.S. astronauts into orbit.

Send your desktop to Mars with SpaceX's dazzling wallpapers

SpaceX is going to Mars. Not immediately, and many things are still uncertain, but the company sure has grand plans — from the initial flights with the Dragon, to send colonists to the red planet in a huge rocket — and all that within...Show More Summary

SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth With 'Gifts'

A SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday with scientific gifts from the International Space Station, the AP reports. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins waved goodbye as the Dragon slowly flew away Friday morning. Six hours later, the spacecraft parachuted into the Pacific, just off Mexico's Baja California coast. It's...

SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down with Crucial NASA Research Samples

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Another successful SpaceX mission to resupply the ISS ended today with a splashdown in the Pacific, southwest of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Here's an update from NASA. (more…)

SpaceX cargo ship back on Earth after splashdown

The Dragon capsule is carrying 3,000 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station.        

Watch SpaceX Dragon float away from ISS

NASA video shows a robotic arm releasing the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station over Australia.        

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Successfully Released From ISS

After splashdown the spaceship will be recovered from the ocean and delivered to the port near Los Angeles where its cargo including research materials will be removed within two days.

NASA details broadcast plans for upcoming spacewalk and SpaceXDragon’ ISS departure

If you have even a passing interest in NASA, you should know about two upcoming events set to air in the coming days. First, NASA will cover the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station on August 26. Show More Summary

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft to Leave ISS, Return to Earth on August 26

The US SpaceX aerospace manufacturer's Dragon cargo ship will leave the International Space Station (ISS) and return to Earth on August 26, the manufacturer said Wednesday.

SpaceX Spending $300M on Red Dragon Mission

NASA estimates that SpaceX is spending on the order of $300 million on its Red Dragon Mars lander mission, a down payment on the company’s long-term ambitions for human Mars missions.At a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council’s technology...Show More Summary

SpaceX receives order for second manned mission

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has been awarded a second post-certification mission order for its Crew Dragon manned spacecraft to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA says that the new contract, which could lead to as many as six flights,...Show More Summary

SpaceX likely to spend over $300M on Red Dragon Mars mission

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Earlier this year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX announced an ambitious plan to send its first uncrewed Dragon capsule to Mars as early as 2018. Now, a senior NASA official has provided a ballpark estimate of what this mission is likely to cost — $320 million. “They [SpaceX] did talk to us about a 10-to-1...

SpaceX Wants to Reuse Dragon Capsule

With SpaceX planning to relaunch a Falcon 9 first stage later this year, the age of reusing rockets is upon us. But, the company isn’t stopping there. link.

SpaceX to Spend $320 Million on Mars Mission

6 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Elon Musk’s private company SpaceX plans to spend around $320 million on sending one of its Red Dragon capsules to Mars, according to NASA. Speaking at a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council in Cleveland this week, NASA representative...Show More Summary

SpaceX will spend $300 million on Red Dragon Mars mission, NASA says

SpaceX is likely spending about $300 million on its unmanned Red Dragon Mars mission, according to NASA estimates. The topic came up at a NASA Advisory Council committee meeting Tuesday, when agency official Jim Reuter said SpaceX’s spending on the mission was about 10 times that of NASA’s, according...

SpaceX's Mars lander mission said to cost $300 million - CNET

Estimated price tag is revealed for Red Dragon, the mission that will lay the groundwork for the company's long-term goal of getting humans to Mars.

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