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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

last monthHumor / 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

2 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

2 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

2 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.

Multimedia recap: Two launches, a landing, a docking, and a berthing

Four days of cargo craft mania came to a close at the International Space Station this morning, as astronauts Kate Rubins and Jeff Williams snagged an approaching SpaceX Dragon vehicle and berthed it to the laboratory's Harmony modu...

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Arrives at ISS on Resupply Mission - NASA

The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) for its commercial resupply mission, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship reached the International Space Station Wednesday, bringing gear for gene sequencing experiment and other supplies

Here's how much it actually costs to launch things on a SpaceX rocket

Early Wednesday morning, astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed a Dragon capsule, SpaceX's uncrewed spacecraft, and the 5,000 lbs. of fresh cargo it carried. The mission marks part of a new era for NASA, which...Show More Summary

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