Dragon

SPACEX DRAGON HEADS TO SPACE STATION WITH NASA SCIENCE, CARGO

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT May 4, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft delivered approximately 5,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations to the International Space Station. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and arrived at the orbiting laboratory […]

NASA ORDERS SECOND SPACEX CREW MISSION TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

NASA took another important step July 29 in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. Commercial crew flights from Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time U.S. crews […]

HIGH SCHOOL CULINARY TEAM’S RICE AND BEANS ENTREE LAUNCHES TO ISS

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station April 8 carried some important science research, hardware and crew supplies to the International Space Station. It also carried something important to a group of culinary students from Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia — a rice and beans entrée. The team originally […]

RECORD NUMBER OF AMERICANS APPLY FOR ASTRONAUT POSITION AT NASA

More than 18,300 people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class, almost three times the number of applications received in 2012 for the most recent astronaut class, and far surpassing the previous record of 8,000 in 1978. “It’s not at all surprising to me that so many Americans from diverse backgrounds want to personally contribute […]

NASA ORDERS SPACEX CREW MISSION TO SPACE STATION

NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil. This is the second in a series of four guaranteed orders NASA will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts. The Boeing […]

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