SpaceX has released on-board footage of its successful Crew Dragon Launch Abort System (LAS) test that took place at Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station earlier this month. The success of the company's innovative new design of LAS represents a vital stepping stone in the spacecraft's road to becoming human rated. Show More Summary
SPACE: New POV video from SpaceX takes you for a ride on Crew Dragon’s first flight. “The two-minute video shows the Dragon capsule blasting off from its Florida launchpad, separating from its trunk and reaching a maximum velocity of 345 mph, according to SpaceX. The Crew Dragon flew about 5,000 feet into the air before […]
On May 5, 2015, SpaceX tested its launch abort system: A set of powerful rockets on the Dragon space capsule that can pull the Dragon away from the Falcon rocket underneath in case of catastrophe. SpaceX just released video taken from a camera on the Dragon capsule, and it’s pretty dang dramatic. Show More Summary
SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said. The Dragon began its journey back to Earth at 7:04 am (1104 GMT), when the US space agency broadcast images of the...
NASA has announced that the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was successfully released from the International Space Station's robotic arm this morning at 7:04am ET, by Expedition 43 robotic arm operator Scott Kelly.
A seemingly routine maneuver is a lot more complicated than it looks
SpaceX Dragon capsule reentry animation: this is how a 21st century spacecraft should work We all know how certain media sources love the smell of bipartisanship in the morning. Here John McCain, yes, that same senator who tried his best to saddle us with Vice President Sarah Palin, actually makes some bipartisan sense: U.S. Show More Summary
The SpaceX Dragon abort test offers a great opportunity for some physics homework questions and video analysis. The post How Many G’s Would You Feel in the SpaceX Capsule Abort? appeared first on WIRED.
SpaceX has successfully tested the revolutionary in-laid escape engines in its upcoming Dragon crewed space capsule.
The idea is that if something goes wrong on the launch pad or in the leg of flight, the abort system will be able to blast the crew capsule free of the rest of the rocket.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk never does anything in halves. Just after 9am on May 6, 2015 in Cape Canaveral, his company SpaceX tested its Crew Dragon spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space by 2017. The Pad Abort Test successfully demonstrated how a in
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully completed the first flight test of the revolutionary launch abort system.
On Wednesday, 9am ET (Tuesday, 11pm AEST), SpaceX successfully tested the launch abort system for its new commercial crew capsule, which is designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. Everything went as planned, and you can watch the replay of the event here. More »
Wednesday Morning, SpaceX successfully performed an abort test on its Dragon manned spacecraft—that is, if something were to go wrong when it eventually flies NASA astronauts to space, it'd be able to safely move them away from the rocket. It's...Show More Summary
SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) successfully tested their capsule launch system that will launch astronauts into orbit. A mock-up capsule was used during the test in Cape Canaveral, Florida and there wasn't anybody...Show More Summary
SpaceX has carried out a successful test of its Launch Abort System (LAS) for the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The test, which took place at Space Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station represents a major stop towards getting the spacecraft human rated under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract. Show More Summary
SpaceX completed the first crucial test of its pad abort system for a crewed version of its Dragon space capsule. The post Watch SpaceX’s First Test of Its Astronaut Bailout System appeared first on WIRED.
The SpaceX Dragon took a big step toward proving its fitness to carry crews
A SpaceX Crew Dragon rocketed into the sky under its own power this morning, completing a critical milestone necessary to certify the spacecraft for crewed flights in 2017.
Carrying a dummy in place of a pilot, a Dragon capsule was put through a simulation of a launch pad emergency Wednesday