Dragon (spacecraft)

January 17, 2015

SpaceX Releases Video of Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion

SpaceX just released a surprising video showing the destruction of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster after it landed on a floating ocean platform in the Atlantic […]
January 12, 2015

SpaceX arrives at space station with groceries, belated Christmas presents

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A shipment of much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents has finally arrived at the International Space Station. The SpaceX company’s supply ship, […]
December 20, 2014

Nasa emails spanner to space station

Astronauts on the International Space Station have used their 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email. It is the first […]
December 17, 2014

X MARKS THE SPOT: FALCON 9 ATTEMPTS OCEAN PLATFORM LANDING

During the next flight, SpaceX will attempt the precision landing of a Falcon 9 first stage for the first time, on a custom-built ocean platform known as […]
November 22, 2014

How NASA Plans to Land Humans on Mars

On a warm, fall, southern afternoon, William Gerstenmaier stood in line at a lunch buffet on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville. The […]
November 20, 2014

Inside "The Domes," Where NASA Drives the Spacecraft of the Future

Deep in the belly of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, lie “The Domes.” Step into one of them and suddenly you’re standing on the […]
December 13, 2013

NASA suspects bad valve behind International Space Station trouble

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts aboard the International Space Station dimmed the lights, turned off unnecessary equipment and put off science work Thursday as NASA […]
November 29, 2013

Latest SpaceX launch — to put satellite into orbit — called off

SpaceX scrapped the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket at the last minute Thursday, calling it off for the second time in three days. “We called […]