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SpaceX completes Crew Dragon parachute test

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has successfully carried out a drop test for the four main parachutes that will form the principal stage of the Crew Dragon's descent system. The test, and many others like it, are a necessary step required to be completed byShow More Summary

SpaceX successfully tests parachute for bringing astronauts back to earth

SpaceX performed a successful test of its parachute system for the Crew Dragon spacecraft near Coolidge, Arizona, as part of its final development and certification work with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. See the test in action.

SPACE: SpaceX’s Crew Capsule Is One Step Closer to Flight: The ISS-resupplying, potentially-Mars-l…

SPACE: SpaceX’s Crew Capsule Is One Step Closer to Flight: The ISS-resupplying, potentially-Mars-landing Dragon 2 passed its hover test with flying colors.

SpaceX Crew Dragon hovers on tails of fire

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has shown off its new party trick with the release of a video of the Crew Dragon manned space capsule conducting a powered hover test. Though no one was aboard, the tethered mock-up craft managed to lift itself into a hover position...Show More Summary

See the SpaceX capsule designed to hold actual living people

SpaceX is definitely on a roll with its tests. After a successful round trip in Florida and another (less successful) water landing attempt, the company released a video testing the ‘Dragon 2’. This is an important step, since SpaceX plans on putting actual humans inside of one. Show More Summary

SpaceX releases video of Dragon 2 “propulsive hover” test

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

Fresh off a successful launch and almost successful landing of a Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX has now released a video showing a test firing of thrusters on its Dragon 2 capsule. This is the […]

Watch the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule hover like a fiery bee - CNET

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Behold the awesome power of 33,000 pounds of thrust as SpaceX demonstrates the floating powers of its Dragon capsule.

SpaceX Releases Video Of Dragon Capsule Hover Test

SpaceX released a video showing off its Dragon capsules hover capabilities.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Rocks Latest Hover Tests

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Go go Dragon! SpaceX just posted video of its prototype Dragon 2 spacecraft testing its ability to hover. Once certified, this spacecraft will carry astronauts to the space station as part of NASA’s commercial crew program. Crewed test flights are tentatively planned to start in 2017. Read more...

This week in science: landing a Dragon on its tail

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

SpaceX successfully launched almost a dozen satellites in one shot this week. Then they slowed the first stage booster, which was going several thousand miles per hour relative to the Earth’s surface, reversed its course, brought itShow More Summary

SpaceX, Partners Prepare for Falcon Return-to-Flight

SpaceX is preparing to return its Falcon rocket to service after the loss of a mission in June 2015. A backlog of payloads, including an ISS-bound Dragon cargo craft, await.

Flickr Announces Top Photos and Cameras For 2015

2 months agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

CRS-4 SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft launched from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for their fourth official Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission to the orbiting lab on Sunday, September 21 at 1:52am EDT. Show More Summary

How the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will bring us back to space

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the Atlantis was in 2011. So it’s been a while! Read more...

NASA Orders First Official SpaceX Crew Flight to ISS

NASA placed its first official order for a SpaceX Crew Dragon to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, the agency announced Friday.

NASA calls on SpaceX to deliver crew, cargo to ISS in 2017

NASA announced yesterday that it was calling on SpaceX to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017.] According to Gwynne Shotwell, president and CEO of SpaceX: When Crew Dragon takes NASA astronauts to theShow More Summary

NASA orders first manned Dragon mission

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA has ordered the first mission by SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft to ferry astronauts from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. This is the second mission planned with a private company under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts, which guarantees at least four such orders with two companies. Show More Summary

SpaceX completes development testing of SuperDraco engines

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has completed design testing of its SuperDraco engines, which, as a key element of the Crew Dragon's launch abort system (LAS), would be responsible for carrying a crew of astronauts out of harms way in the event of a launch failure... Continue...Show More Summary

SpaceX just released epic footage of its SuperDraco engines that can take a rocket from 0 to 100 mph in 1.2 seconds

SpaceX's SuperDraco engine is designed to go from 0 to 100 mph in 1.2 seconds and will also power the Crew Dragon's emergency launch escape system. Produced by Jacqui Frank Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

SpaceX Completes Crew Dragon Propulsion System Development Testing

SpaceX has completed development testing on its SuperDraco propulsion system, used to propel the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft away from a Falcon rocket in the event of a launch failure.

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