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News Archive / Tagged: CRS-8

  • First SpaceX Falcon 9 scheduled to be re-flown tested at McGregor

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 6th, 2017

    SpaceX recently tested the previously-flown Falcon 9 first stage assigned to send the SES-10 communications satellite into space. That mission will mark the first time the company has re-flown one of its recovered boosters.

  • Dragon released from International Space Station, lands in Pacific Ocean

    Derek RichardsonMay 11th, 2016

    After about a month berthed to the International space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s eighth Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-8) Dragon was released from the outpost at 8:19 a.m. CDT (13:19 GMT) May 11. The capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean just before 2 p.m. CDT (19:00 GMT).

  • Crew packs Dragon, performs science; NASA announces future ISS crew members

    Derek RichardsonMay 9th, 2016

    The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) spent the past week primarily focused on science while packing the CRS-8 Dragon for its return to Earth. The SpaceX capsule is slated to bring back science and equipment on May 11 for ground analysis.

  • BEAM attached to the International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonApril 16th, 2016

    A first-of-its-kind module—Bigelow Aerospace's Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)—was attached to the International Space Station (ISS) this morning after the robotic Canadarm2 removed it from the trunk of SpaceX’s CRS-8 Dragon cargo ship currently berthed to the orbiting lab.

  • ‘Poyekhali!’: SpaceX Falcon 9 FT first stage returns to Port Canaveral

    Jason RhianApril 12th, 2016

    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — It is (if SpaceX has anything to say about it) the first of big things to come. In the early morning hours of April 12, 2016, the first stage of the Falcon 9 (FT) pulled into Florida's Port Canaveral and the NewSpace firm went right to work in preparing to offload it from the "Of Course I Still Love You" ASDS.

  • Space community waits for return of OCISLY with SpaceX’s CRS-8 Falcon 9

    Jason RhianApril 11th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Ever since SpaceX carried out the first completely successful landing of its Falcon 9 FT rocket's first stage on the "Of Course I Still Love You" ASDS positioned out in the Atlantic Ocean, the space community and the public have been waiting for the triumphant return to port of the unique vehicle.

  • SFI Launch Highlights: SpaceX Falcon 9 launches CRS-8 Dragon to ISS

    Jason RhianApril 10th, 2016

    SpaceFlight Insider captured video of the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 FT rocket and the Dragon spacecraft that it carried under NASA's CRS-8 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred at 4:43 p.m. EDT (20:43 GMT) from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida.

  • Dragon ‘caught’ at International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonApril 10th, 2016

    Two days after a textbook launch, SpaceX’s CRS-8 Dragon cargo ship rendezvoused and was berthed to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Triumph! SpaceX returns Dragon to service with CRS-8, nails landing on Drone Ship

    Jason RhianApril 8th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The hits kept coming for SpaceX today as the firm returned their Dragon spacecraft to service and carried out the first completely successful ocean landing of the Falcon 9's first stage when it touched down on the "Of Course I Still Love You" ASDS positioned in the Atlantic.

  • SFI Live: Coverage of SpaceX Falcon 9 launch with CRS-8 Dragon for NASA

    Jason RhianApril 8th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is poised to launch a Falcon 9 FT rocket from the Cape's SLC-40 in Florida at 4:43 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 8. SpaceFlight Insider brings you directly to KSC with our exclusive live webcast. Our show will begin at 4 p.m. EDT and will last through the launch.

  • SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft set to return to service on Friday

    Jason RhianApril 7th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — CRS-8 is a flight more than ten months in the making. Ever since a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 exploded some 139 seconds into the CRS-7 mission for NASA, the question has been, when will the Dragon fly again? That answer could be April 8, at 4:43 p.m. EDT (20:23 GMT).

  • Post-Shuttle era record set to be matched with CRS-8

    Derek RichardsonApril 4th, 2016

    When the next SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at the ISS this weekend, it will set a record for the most vehicles docked or berthed with the outpost in the post-Space Shuttle era. This will be the eighth flight carried out as part of the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract NASA has with SpaceX.

  • The science of expansion: NASA highlights SpaceX CRS-8 experiments

    Jason RhianMarch 29th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA held a briefing on March 28 that gave an overview of the experiments set to fly in SpaceX's CRS-8 Dragon spacecraft. In terms of CRS-8, one item, in particular, has captured the public's imagination – BEAM.

  • ‘BEAM me up SpaceX!’ Bigelow’s prototype habitat loaded onto CRS-8 Dragon

    Eric ShearMarch 26th, 2016

    Bigelow's BEAM module was loaded into the trunk of a SpaceX Dragon at KSC, in preparations for the CRS-8 flight from Cape Canaveral's SLC-40 on April 8, 2016. It will be the tenth flight for a Dragon cargo spacecraft and the eighth flight under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract with SpaceX.

  • NASA and SpaceX eye April return-to-flight for Dragon

    Jason RhianMarch 19th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA and SpaceX are looking at returning the cargo version of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to service and have announced a Friday, April 8, launch attempt under the $1.6 billion Commercial Services Resupply contract SpaceX has with NASA.