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News Archive / Tagged: CRS-3

  • Dragon Spacecraft returns to Earth, bearing gifts

    Josh TallisMay 18th, 2014

    At approximately 9:26 a.m. EDT (1326 GMT) this morning, Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft began “part one” of its six-hour return journey to Earth. After it was detached from the Earth-facing side of the Harmony module on the International Space Station (ISS). Dragon was then positioned alongside the orbiting laboratory (ISS) by mission control personnel at NASA’s Johnson […]

  • HEART FLIES experiment to use fruit flies to study effects of space flight on heart

    Rae Botsford EndMay 6th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Another winner of Space Florida’s ISS Research Competition, Project HEART FLIES (Heart Effect Analysis Research Team conducting Fly Investigations and Experiments in Spaceflight), was involved in the CRS-3 trip to the ISS, which launched on Friday, April 18 and berthed on Sunday, April 20.

  • Cheerleaders send microbe payload to ISS with Project MERCCURI

    Rae Botsford EndMay 2nd, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Project MERCCURI (Microbial Ecology Research Combining Citizen & University Researchers), one of the winners of Space Florida’s  International Space Station (ISS) Research Competition, made its way toward the orbiting laboratory as part of the cargo onboard the Dragon spacecraft which was launched to the station on Friday, April 18.

  • SpaceX President Shotwell talks recovery efforts during recent ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Jason RhianApril 21st, 2014

    Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) President and Chief Executive Officer Gwynne Shotwell answered the question that is on many a space enthusiasts minds this week – what happened in terms of the company’s efforts to recover the first stage of the Falcon 9 v1.1 booster that launched on Friday April 18 at 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 […]

  • SpaceX Dragon Easter Egg reveals needed supplies for Expedition 39 crew

    SpaceFlight InsiderApril 21st, 2014

    Most of us here on Earth dream of chocolate bunnies and candy eggs as Easter treats, but the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were awaiting the arrival of much-needed supplies on Easter Sunday. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata successfully captured the cargo vehicle using the station’s Canadarm2 at 7:14 a.m. EDT (1114 GMT). The […]

  • Falcon 9 v1.1 with Dragon roars (loudly) to ISS on CRS-3 resupply mission

    Jason RhianApril 18th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and NASA launched the third of the company’s Dragon spacecraft under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract that the NewSpace firm has with the space agency. Liftoff occurred right on time at 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 GMT), marking the fourth time overall that a Dragon […]

  • SpaceX Launch of CRS-3 set for Friday, with spacewalk for following Wednesday

    Jason RhianApril 16th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) have announced that they will attempt to launch the Falcon 9 v1.1 with its payload of a Dragon spacecraft carrying more than 4,500 lbs of supplies to the International Space Station on Friday, April 18 at 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 GMT). This will mark at […]

  • SpaceX to use Launch Complex 39A for Falcon Heavy – sets first launch in first quarter of 2015

    Scott JohnsonApril 16th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – On Monday, April 14, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) signed a 20 year lease agreement with NASA for the use of its Pad “A” located at Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC) Launch Complex 39 (LC-39A),  the pad from which all Apollo Moon landing missions, and many space shuttle  missions, departed the planet.

  • Helium leak causes further delay for SpaceX’s CRS-3 mission to ISS

    Jason RhianApril 14th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies hopes that they could conduct the third flight under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract that the company has with NASA were dashed by a helium leak in the Falcon 9 v1.1’s first stage. The technical issue forced a scrubbed to be called just shy of […]

  • NASA/SpaceX highlight science payload for CRS-3 mission

    Scott JohnsonApril 14th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – On Sunday afternoon, in the lead up to  Monday’s anticipated SpaceX launch, NASA held a news briefing to shed some light on a few of the science payloads being flown to the International Space Station  (ISS) on the CRS-3 mission.

  • NASA “Good to go” to support SpaceX launch of Falcon 9 v1.1 with Dragon on CRS-3 mission

    Jason RhianApril 13th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has, after a number of delays, one of the company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 boosters ready to carry out  the Commercial Resupply 3 (CRS-3) mission. Launch is currently slated to take place from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Florida at 4:58 p.m. EDT (2058 […]

  • Launch Viewing Guide: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 with CRS-3

    Jason RhianApril 11th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is preparing to launch one of the company’s upgraded Falcon 9 rockets. This particular F9 will launch a Dragon spacecraft, filled with approximately 4,600 lbs of supplies to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 will fly in the v1.1 configuration (that’s rocket scientist speak for a […]

  • SpaceX reschedules CRS 3 launch for April 14

    James TuttenApril 5th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has confirmed the rescheduled launch for their third contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX CRS-3, is now set for Monday, April 14 at 4:58 p.m. EDT. This launch will come after nearly a month of delays concerning multiple issues with both range […]

  • No March 30 launch for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 with CRS-3

    Jason RhianMarch 27th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The rescheduled launch of a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket has been pushed back yet again – this time with no new launch date provided. Liftoff had been slated to occur in the late evening hours of Sunday, March 30. The cause for the delay was the same […]

  • Contamination causes two-week launch slip for SpaceX’s Dragon on CRS-3 mission

    Scott JohnsonMarch 14th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The planned launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket will have to wait at least two weeks before taking to the skies. The cause of the delay has been reported by SpaceFlight Now as being due to an unidentified “contamination” which was discovered on the Dragon spacecraft’s lower trunk section. It […]