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SpaceX's Crewed Rocket Passed A Major (Simulated) Test

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Provided that they stop spontaneously blowing up, SpaceX’s Dragon rockets will someday carry astronauts up to the International Space Station. It’s a long, potentially explosive road to a manned mission, but a recent ground simulation puts the team closer. http://gizmodo.com/spacex-explain... Read more...

SpaceX's New Hangar Is Looking Good

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

SpaceX is taking over Launchpad 39A, the iconic pad at Kennedy Space Center that launched all the Apollo missions, and the first and last Shuttles. Things are looking good at the future launchpad for Dragons. http://gizmodo.com/spacexs-new-ha... Read more...

Elon Musk says this is why SpaceX's rocket exploded last month — and how he plans to keep it from happening again

Last month, Elon Musk's private spaceflight company, SpaceX, suffered a heart-breaking end to a spotless record for their Falcon 9 rocket. After 18 straight successful flights, a Falcon 9 carrying an unmanned Dragon spacecraft — loaded...Show More Summary

A Single Weak Strut Caused That SpaceX Rocket to Blow Up

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Every strut counts, as we say. On June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule stuffed full of supplies for the International Space Station blew up in mid-air, minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, Elon Musk revealed the cause: A single, flimsy strut. Read more...

SpaceX moves test of crew safety system to Florida

Second test of a Dragon capsule's launch abort system will lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket.        

Falcon 9 Failure Is Second Setback for Unlucky Student Space Scientists

While the loss of yesterday's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket may cause major headaches for NASA, the Dragon also carried other payloads built by numerous high school and middle school students. Read more on MAKE The post Falcon 9 Failure Is Second Setback for Unlucky Student Space Scientists appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

SpaceX Rocket Explosion Destroys Students' Science Experiment

2 months agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

Four Tennessee students had the thrill of watching their science experiment being launched into space on board SpaceX’s Dragon vehicle this weekend, only to find out minutes later that the rocket, then out of their sights, had exploded in mid-air and was a total loss.

NASA Sent No Requests to Russia to Carry Cargo to ISS After Loss of Falcon

US SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo ship with supplies for the ISS exploded several minutes after its launch on Sunday.

Failed SpaceX rocket launch another setback for industry eager for the future

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

It was a beautiful day on the cape, sunny and hot with patchy clouds — good weather for rocketry. SpaceX’s unmanned Falcon 9 rocket looked great as it tore a hole in the sky, propelling 4,000 pounds of cargo in a Dragon capsule toward the International Space Station. Read full article >>

SpaceX CRS-7 mission destroyed after liftoff

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Another resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) ended in failure today as SpaceX's CRS-7 mission exploded in midair shortly after liftoff. The unmanned Dragon cargo ship atop a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:21 am EDT. Show More Summary

With SpaceX Rocket Failure, NASA's Now Had Three Cargo Failures From Three Providers

Today's failure of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station marks

Watch moment SpaceX rocket explodes after liftoff

Minutes after liftoff, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying an unmanned Dragon capsule exploded above Cape Canaveral. The rocket blasted off from Launch Complex 40 under excellent weather conditions and had successfully completed a short test-firing.        

SpaceX rocket explodes shortly after launch en route to ISS

An unmanned rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX on a resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded Sunday just minutes after launch. SpaceX said that an “anomaly” had caused the spaceship, named Dragon, to fail and was investigating. NASA is set to hold a press conference later Sunday. Photo by NASA

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes after launch

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo ship loaded with more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station broke apart in a shower of debris shortly after launch Sunday.

Elon Musk: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded because of ‘an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank’

Houston, we have a SpaceX problem. Again. The privately held company today attempted to send its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station to deliver cargo from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. But three minutes after launch, the rocket blew up. Just before a NASA press conference to […]

SpaceX Rocket Explodes Minutes After Launch

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded Sunday just minutes after its launch with a robotic Dragon cargo capsule headed for the International Space Station. The Falcon took off right on time, rising into the sunny skies over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florda at 10:21 a.m. Show More Summary

SpaceX Capsule To Deliver New Parking Spot For Space Station

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia. Besides food and experiments, the Dragon cargo ship...Show More Summary

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Explodes 3 Minutes After Launch

US Falcon 9 rocket exploded three minutes after the launch of the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX set for space station launch

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for the space station is set for launch Sunday morning

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