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
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
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.
The private crew capsule’s first launch has been pushed back by months following September’s Falcon 9 explosion.
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.
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
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...
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…)
The Dragon capsule is carrying 3,000 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station.
NASA video shows a robotic arm releasing the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station over Australia.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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...
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.
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 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...
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.