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News Archive / Tagged: Dragon

  • 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.

  • SpaceX Dragon delivering the science on CRS-10

    Bart LeahyFebruary 16th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — For the first time since 2011, a rocket will be sending supplies and a collection of science experiments for the International Space Station (ISS) from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A). However, the Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) 10 mission, scheduled for Feb. 18, 2017, is not being flown by a NASA launch vehicle, but SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex highlights NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Programs

    Jason RhianJanuary 14th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Just after the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday, NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex unveiled in the West wing of the IMAX Theater a display showcasing spacecraft that are being used on NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo endeavors.

  • Cargo ships, expandables and spacewalks, oh my: ISS in 2016

    Derek RichardsonDecember 31st, 2016

    Between cargo ships servicing the outpost and spacewalks to maintain it, 2016 was arguably one of the busiest years for the International Space Station (ISS) since the end of the Space Shuttle era.

  • SpaceX’s CRS-9 Dragon returns to Earth

    Derek RichardsonAugust 26th, 2016

    After more than a month berthed to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s CRS-9 Dragon capsule was detached and released from the orbiting complex. A few hours later, the spacecraft was deorbited and recovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California.

  • Crew preps for spacewalk; advisory council warns of gap in ISS access

    Derek RichardsonAugust 6th, 2016

    With SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship securely attached to the International Space Station (ISS), and cargo being transferred, two members Expedition 48 are gearing up for a spacewalk, set for August 19. The spacewalk will see the installation of the International Docking Adapter (IDA).

  • SFI Video: Launch highlights from launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-9 Dragon

    Jason RhianJuly 21st, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceFlight Insider and its partners were at Kennedy Space Center this past week to capture the July 18, 2016, launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape's SLC 40. The launch took place at 12:45 a.m. EDT (04:45 GMT) and saw one of the company's Dragon spacecraft begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station.

  • SpaceX conducts second ground landing after launch of CRS-9 Dragon to ISS

    Jason RhianJuly 18th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Cargo, experiments, and supplies for the International Space Station's Expedition 48 crew lifted off the pad at 12:45 a.m. EDT (04:45 GMT) July 18 from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the CRS-9 Dragon into the dark skies on a two-day journey to the orbiting laboratory.

  • SFI Live: Launch coverage of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-9 Dragon

    Jason RhianJuly 17th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX, is poised to launch one of the firm's Falcon 9 FT rockets from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida at 12:45 a.m. EDT (04:45 GMT) on Monday, July 18, 2016. Our show will begin at 12:15 a.m. EDT (04:15 GMT) – and will last through the launch, closing with final thoughts on the flight and landing attempt.