Tag: Dragon capsule

SpaceX Is Flying Pieces Of Human Organs To The International Space Station: Here's Why

Scientists sent four tissue chips, a technology that mimics the structure and function of human organs, to the International Space Station. Each chip will be used to observe the effects of microgravity on the body.

Space May 28, 2019

SpaceX Confirms Crew Dragon Capsule Exploded In Ground Test

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule exploded in a ground test, making the company's goal of launching astronauts this year more elusive. The company started investigations, but a clear reason behind the failure has not yet been identified.

Space May 3, 2019

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Delivers Christmas Treats To Space Station: Here's What Astronauts Get This Holiday

SpaceX's cargo ship brought 5,600 pounds of equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. These include fresh fruits and holidays treats for astronauts who will celebrate Christmas and New Year onboard the ISS.

Space December 9, 2018

SpaceX Gets The Green Light For Falcon 9 Launch In Cape Canaveral

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is now ready to take off, April 2, from Cape Canaveral in Florida as it receives 80 percent clearance from the Air Force. Launch window will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Space April 2, 2018

SpaceX Delivers Dragon Capsule Payload To The International Space Station: Christmas Presents, Mice, And More Fly Into Space

SpaceX has successfully sent up its reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, carrying a 4,800-pound payload. It brought high-tech sensors along with Christmas presents and barley seeds, which are used to brew beer.

Space December 18, 2017

NASA Considers Using Previously Flown SpaceX Rockets For Future ISS Resupply Missions

NASA entertains the idea of using used rockets for future cargo missions as a SpaceX Dragon capsule had its first reflight on Saturday, June 3, aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Reusable spaceflight systems can slash costs of space missions.

Space June 5, 2017

SpaceX Conducts Hot-Fire Test Ahead Of First Reusable Rocket's Historic Thursday Launch

SpaceX has test-fired its Falcon 9 rocket poised to make history on Thursday as a demonstration of Musk's reusable rocket technology. The Thursday launch will mark its fourth launch so far in 2017.

Space March 28, 2017

Dragon Capsule Docks With Space Station After 24-Hour Delay

Following a 24-hour delay, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully delivered more than 2,000 kilograms of supply and equipment to the International Space Station on Feb. 24. Engineers quickly fixed an issue with the capsule's GPS system.

Space February 23, 2017

Navigation Software Glitch Postpones SpaceX Dragon Capsule Cargo Delivery To ISS

SpaceX postponed its Dragon capsule cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station because of a navigation software glitch, NASA said on Feb. 22. The mission will resume on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Space February 23, 2017

Authorities Warn Public Of Dangerous Debris From Rocket Explosion Washing Up On Beaches

Officials from NASA and the U.S. Coast Guard have warned the public about falling debris from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, which exploded and broke apart minutes after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

July 1, 2015

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashes Down In Pacific After Successful Mission

A Dragon space capsule, designed and built by SpaceX, has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean following a successful mission to the International Space Station. What was accomplished on this flight to the orbiting outpost?

Space May 21, 2015

Space Station Crew Finally Gets Their ISSpresso Machine

Astronauts at the International Space Station will finally get to enjoy a cup of espresso. A specially designed Italian espresso machine is currently on its way to the orbital space facility aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule.

Space April 16, 2015

Giant Robotic Arms Work in Tandem to Install ISS Instrument: Latest Space Delivery Completed

Two giant robotic arms controlled by two different space agencies work in tandem for the first time on the International Space Station (ISS). Both the robotic arms completed the installation of an instrument that was recently sent to the ISS.

Space January 29, 2015

SpaceX Will Kick Off 2015 Space Mission with Jan. 6 Reusable Rocket Launch

The Jan. 6 space mission will attempt to achieve what has never been achieved before: land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean.

Space January 6, 2015

Space Station gets new mice and its first 3D printer for out-of-this-world science

SpaceX Dragon capsule with almost 5,000 pounds of supplies arrived at the International Space Station. Capsule will spend a month attached to the ISS, then return to Earth for an ocean landing and recovery.

Space September 23, 2014

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