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US-Russia relations: Crimea stoush puts NASA in spotlight

A SpaceX Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station. Among the competing portfolios in America's vast government, NASA normally rests quietly as a low-tier agency. It lacks the huge budgets allocated to defence or welfare. Show More Summary

Dragon cargo craft launch scrubbed; Station crew preps for spacewalk

Monday's launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station's Expedition 39 crew, was scrubbed due to a helium leak on the Falcon 9 first stage. The next launch opportunity would be Friday, April 18 at 3:25 p.m. EDT if the issue can be resolved.

SpaceX Dragon CRS-3 launch scrubbed for third time

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Unfortunately, it wasn't third time's a charm for the SpaceX CRS-3 mission to send an unmanned Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). In a statement today, SpaceX announced that the Monday launch of the Falcon 9 rocket has been rescheduled until April 18 because of a helium leak in the first stage. Show More Summary

SpaceX Launch Canceled For Today

The launch of SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on Monday has been cancelled. NASA tweeted that the cancellation is due to a helium leak in the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage. The next launch opportunity is Friday at 3:35 p.m. Show More Summary

NASA Will Send Robonaut’s Doc Ock Legs to the ISS Today With SpaceX, and You Can Watch With Us

2 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

NASA's Robonaut 2 has been patiently awaiting the arrival of his robotic Doc Ock legs as he sits completely immobile on a support post. Today, his lower half is launching to the ISS aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 4:58PM ET, and then he'll be able to move freely about the space station and free up human astronauts for more complex tasks.

Space X Will Attempt To Bring Back Part Of Its Rocket Today In A Mission First

Mission managers will proceed with the Monday launch of SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship atop a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station despite an issue with a backup electronics box on the station. The third resupply mission from Space X, the California-based company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, will launch on Monday at 4:48 p.m. Show More Summary

SpaceX’s Dragon headed to space station to create astronaut farmers

"Enter the Dragon" takes on a whole new meaning this month as SpaceX's Dragon capsule heads to the International Space Station for its third commercial resupply mission on April 14. During the SpaceX-3 mission, the Dragon capsule not only will deliver cargo to the orbiting laboratory, but it also will return science samples and hardware to Earth.

Space Station Glitch Could Delay SpaceX Launch

A failure in a backup electronics box for the International Space Station’s robotic arm may force NASA to again postpone SpaceX’s launch of a Dragon cargo ship to the station. NASA mission managers said Saturday that the crew on board the ISS is in no danger, but a problem in a backup computer component could…

Astronauts will grow their own food (or weed?) for the first time ever

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA is sending a really cool garden to the International Space Station on April 14, on board the SpaceX Dragon. For the first time in history, astronauts will grow their own food in space using this groovy disco box, an important step towards future long-term space travel and extraterrestrial colonies. Incidentally, this must be great to cultivate weed. Read more...

SpaceX Will Launch Robotic Capsule to ISS Next Week

A private spaceflight company will launch its third robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station next week. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's unmanned Dragon vehicle loaded down with supplies is expected to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 14. Show More Summary

Update: SpaceX Dragon CRS-3 mission launch scrubbed again

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has once again been scrubbed. On Friday, NASA confirmed that the launch of the unmanned cargo ship has been delayed due to the failure of a tracking radar, whichShow More Summary

Falcon 9 puts its legs up a little longer after SpaceX delays launch

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has delayed the scheduled launch of the third commercial flight of its unmanned Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, March 16 at 4:41 AM EDT from Launch...Show More Summary

SpaceX delays ‘space vegetable’ launch

SpaceX today delayed its newly improved Dragon and Falcon 9 spacecrafts' mission to resupply the International Space Station—which included technology for producing “salad-type vegetables in space,” so scientists and engineers could resolve some rather unspecific problems. Show More Summary

NASA must fast forward the manned use of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This new cool SpaceX photo popped in my Twitter feed right after reading how Putin is annexing Crimea to Russia in the same way Hitler annexed the Sudetenland to Germany back in 1938. I don't know what will happen next but this is yet one more reason why NASA should fast forward the manned use of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. Read more...

SpaceX's manned Dragon/Falcon 9 combo passes milestone safety review

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has made progress toward an initial crewed flight in 2015 after a "milestone" safety review for manned space operations of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 launch vehicle... Continue Reading SpaceX's manned Dragon/Falcon...Show More Summary

Visualized: SpaceX Dragon capsule at E3

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

There's plenty to look at around the E3 show floor this year, but few if any of the shiny new products have actually been to space. Pretty sad, if you ask us. Thankfully, SpaceX was on-hand, showing off one of its Dragon capsules in the parking lot of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Show More Summary

Watch SpaceX's Record-Breaking Rocket Launch

SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket soared 820 feet into the air, held steady against winds and finally landed safely. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk on How SpaceX Saved Dragon Spacecraft From Certain Doom Homepage image courtesy of SpaceX/NowThisNews Read more... More about Space, Rocket, Grasshopper, Spacex, and Us World

SpaceX: Dragon 2 will look like ‘a real alien spaceship’

At a press conference following the successful touchdown of a SpaceX's Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station, CEO Elon Musk said that Dragon 2 will look like "a real alien spaceship" and be capable of propulsive touchdowns on land. Show More Summary

SpaceX Successfully Touches Down In The Pacific Ocean

Houston, we have a landing. SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule safely landed in the Pacific Ocean today, bringing 3,000 pounds of cargo back from its trip to the International Space Station. The unmanned capsule was loaded successfully onto a boat this afternoon, the company reported. Show More Summary

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