The SpaceX Dragon returns to her lair on Earth
The SpaceX Dragon has safely returned to Earth after a 25 day mission to the ISS returning scientific samples to Earth for analysis and ISS hardware for repair and refurbishment. (more…)
SpaceX Milestone: Merlin 1D is qualified for flight
SpaceX released a press statement on March 20th to announce that the Merlin 1D testing period has concluded and that the upgraded Merlin engine is qualified to fly on the Falcon 9 v1.1 and upcoming Falcon Heavy. (more…)
Grasshopper does the Hoverslam
The SpaceX Grasshopper has completed its latest test, called the Johnny Cash Hover Slam, in the process to create a vertical take off vertical landing reusable rocket system. (more…)
SpaceX launch Dragon to the ISS, Dragon has on orbit issues
Friday March 1st 2013 saw the SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket blast off from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Florida at 1510 UTC / 10:10am EST, intending to rendezvous with the International Space Station on Saturday.
Space X’s first Dragon resupply mission a complete success
Dragon resupply module splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, completing Space X’s first commercial mission as a supply contractor for NASA, ushering in a new era of spaceflight.
Space X begins CRS contract with first successful commercial Dragon launch
In the last couple of days something of a watershed moment in spaceflight has occurred – the first successful resupply of the ISS by a commercial space vehicle instead of one launched by a government agency. Space X are truly breaking new ground.