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News Archive / Tagged: Dragon

  • Dragon splashes down in Pacific with time-critical experiments

    Derek RichardsonJuly 3rd, 2017

    SpaceX’s CRS-11 Dragon capsule splashed down at 8:12 a.m. EDT (12:12 GMT) on July 3, 2017, in the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of Baja California after some 28 days attached to the International Space Station.

  • CRS-11 Dragon arrives at International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonJune 5th, 2017

    After a two-day trek to the International Space Station, SpaceX’s CRS-11 Dragon spacecraft arrived at the orbiting outpost and was captured by the robotic Canadarm2. The capsule launched two days before on June 3, 2017.

  • Falcon’s flames: SpaceX launches CRS-11 Dragon

    Bart LeahyJune 3rd, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX has successfully launched its 11th Dragon (CRS-11) toward the International Space Station (ISS) in support of NASA's Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) program. The company's “Full Thrust” Falcon 9 rocket launched the first refurbished Dragon capsule carrying crew supplies and experiments to be used on the orbiting lab.

  • Dragon to deliver essential science research to ISS

    Jerome StrachJune 2nd, 2017

    SpaceX is tasked to provide a cargo filled Dragon capsule secured to their Falcon 9 rocket, destined for the International Space Station (ISS). NASA has requested the cargo and supply shipment via their Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, this being the 11th of 12 such planned transport missions, with an expected launch date on June 3, 2017.

  • Lightning strike scrubs June 1 launch attempt for CRS-11 mission

    Jason RhianJune 1st, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA and SpaceX attempted to launch the 11th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-11) mission to the International Space Station today, June 1. However, Mother Nature dashed hopes the Falcon 9 would launch in the "instantaneous" one-second window.

  • SFI Live: Launch of CRS-11 on SpaceX Falcon 9

    Jason RhianJune 1st, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX is preparing to launch the CRS-11 mission to the International Space Station atop one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets. Liftoff is slated to take place from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center at 5:55 p.m. EDT (21:55 GMT). SFI's show will begin at 5:25 p.m. EDT (21:25 GMT).

  • More science, reused Dragon capsule featured on CRS-11

    Bart LeahyMay 30th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX is continuing its effort to increase its operational tempo and demonstrate spacecraft reusability. While delivering supplies and multiple experiments, the CRS-11 cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will also feature the first reuse of a Dragon pressure vessel as well as the return of a Falcon 9 first stage to Landing Zone 1 at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

  • Falcon 9 engines ignite briefly in hotfire test days before CRS-11 mission

    Derek RichardsonMay 28th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — Just a day before Memorial Day, SpaceX performed its customary static fire test on a Falcon 9 slated to send the CRS-11 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. The test took place at noon EDT (16:00 GMT) May 28, 2017, at Launch Complex 39A.

  • CRS-10 Dragon unberthed, recovered in Pacific Ocean

    Derek RichardsonMarch 19th, 2017

    The 10th SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to visit the International Space Station (ISS) left the outpost on March 19, 2017, and fell back to Earth. The capsule was recovered off the coast of Baja California.

  • 10th Dragon captured at International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 23rd, 2017

    Twenty-four hours after an aborted rendezvous attempt, SpaceX’s CRS-10 Dragon capsule was captured by the International Space Station’s robotic arm. This second approach to the outpost went by the book.

  • Dragon rendezvous aborted, next attempt in 24 hours

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 22nd, 2017

    SpaceX's CRS-10 Dragon capsule will try again tomorrow as its planned Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, rendezvous and berthing attempt with the International Space Station was called off. An onboard computer triggered the abort when it saw an incorrect value in the data about the location of the outpost.

  • Photo Gallery: CRS-10 launch and landing

    Mike DeepFebruary 20th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Leaving Terra firma on its first flight from historic Launch Complex 39A, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sent the 10th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-10) Dragon capsule into orbit. SpaceFlight Insider was there to capture the event.

  • Rebirth: Launch Complex 39A begins new life with SpaceX CRS-10 launch

    Bart LeahyFebruary 19th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Launch Complex 39A began its third career after serving as the site for historic Apollo and Space Shuttle launches. Today it welcomed its first commercial launch, with SpaceX sending into space the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) 10 Dragon spacecraft perched atop a "Full Thrust" Falcon 9 rocket.

  • Shotwell, Cabana discuss SpaceX’s future

    Bart LeahyFebruary 18th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — In front of Launch Complex 39A, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell, along with space center Director Bob Cabana, answered questions from a mixed crowd of journalists and invited social media enthusiasts.

  • NASA studying farming in space to support trips to Mars

    Bart LeahyFebruary 17th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Children might not want to hear this, but, if they want to be the first astronaut on Mars, they’ll need to eat their vegetables. To account for that painful truth, NASA has several space farming projects to ensure people living and working in space get fresh green stuff as part of their diet.