Tag: Crew Dragon

SpaceX, NASA Identify Problem That Caused Crew Dragon Spacecraft Explosion During April Engine Test

A propellant leak turned out to be the cause of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft explosion last April. SpaceX and NASA revealed all the details about the unexpected accident.

Space July 17, 2019

NASA Gives Go Ahead For Dragon Cargo Launch Following Accident

SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft's resupply mission will proceed next week, according to a spokesperson from NASA. The confirmation came a few days after SpaceX's Crew Dragon had experienced an "anomaly" while performing static fire tests of its abort engines.

Space April 23, 2019

'Earthie' Plushie Toy Sold Out After Making Waves Onboard The ISS

SpaceX's 'super high tech zero-g indicator' plushie has sold out, according to its maker Celestial Buddies. The company promised that the famous toy will go back in stock in April.

Space March 12, 2019

Russia's Roscosmos May Have Concerns About Success Of SpaceX Dragon Tests

The Russian space corporation Roscosmos has issued congratulatory messages to its colleagues at NASA after the Crew Dragon's launch and docking. However, the Russians do not seem ecstatic for the mission's success.

Space March 9, 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon Set To Return To Earth From Inaugural Mission

The Crew Dragon is set to return to Earth after five days of being docked to the International Space Station. It now has to prove that it can safely return home in one piece.

Space March 8, 2019

Astronaut On ISS Takes Stunning Photo Of SpaceX Crew Dragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon is seen in the photo approaching the International Station on Sunday, March 3. The vehicle is scheduled to undock and return back to Earth on Friday, March 8.

Space March 7, 2019

Elon Musk Wants Permanent Base With Human Residents On Moon

Elon Musk sets his sights toward the moon following Saturday's successful Crew Dragon launch to the ISS. During the post-launch press conference, he hinted that SpaceX's partnership with NASA could go beyond Earth's low orbit.

Space March 4, 2019

Boeing Starliner Test Flight Scheduled For March

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will make its first test flight to the International Space Station next month. Named Orbital Flight Test, this space mission will launch on United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Space February 2, 2019

SpaceX Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Nearing First Orbital Test Flight

Due to the government shutdown, the scheduled uncrewed test flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship this month might be delayed. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the launch will take place next month.

Space January 7, 2019

NASA And SpaceX Unveil Helipad-Equipped Recovery Boat

The private spaceflight company had a landing and patient-loading rehearsal recently in preparation for the Crew Dragon's first manned flight next year. The project is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Space November 6, 2018

Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX’s Full Spacesuit Design In A New Photo

Elon Musk has shared yet another photo of SpaceX’s spacesuit, this time showing the full-body design. The suit is what astronauts will wear when they travel from Earth to the International Space Station.

Space September 9, 2017

SpaceX Delays First Crewed Dragon Capsule Launch To 2018

SpaceX has rescheduled its manned Dragon capsule launch from 2017 to 2018. This is to give the company enough time to implement the necessary changes to its program following the Falcon 9 rocket explosion in September.

Space December 15, 2016

NASA Grants Second ISS Crew Mission Order To SpaceX

NASA has ordered a second crew delivery mission to the International Space Station from SpaceX. The mission order is the fourth and final one under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts the space agency has with the company.

Space August 1, 2016

Watch The SpaceX Dragon 2 Capsule In Latest Hover Test Video

A video shows SpaceX's Crew Dragon during its hover test. The 5-second hover test shows that the company is on its way to achieving propulsive landing which means that when astronauts would ride the capsule, they wouldn't need parachutes to land.

Space January 25, 2016

SpaceX Releases Footage Of New Crew Dragon Capsule Interior [Video]

Crew Dragon is about to reach its final stages of construction. SpaceX lets the public take a sneak peek of its chic interiors through a newly released footage.

Space September 12, 2015

Watch POV Video Of SpaceX Crew Dragon Astronaut Testing Its Abort Function

New footage of SpaceX's Pad Abort Test for the Crew Dragon capsule has been released to the public on Friday. The video shows the testing of the spacecraft's abort system designed to ensure the safety of the crew during a failed launch.

Space May 23, 2015

SpaceX Hits Milestone Achievement After Successful Dragon Capsule Flight Test

SpaceX takes a step closer to NASA certification as the company successfully tests the Crew Dragon, a spacecraft fitted with an escape feature for astronauts.

Space May 8, 2015

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