How to run a Space Station: The resupply ships of the ISS
On the International Space Station machines break, people need food to eat and water to drink – so how do we keep our astronauts fed, provide them with water and service the machines?
The collective effort of the fleet of robotic resupply ships takes care of these issues for us.
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.