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  • NASA approves SpaceX pad abort test, releases payment

    Joe LatrellJune 10th, 2015

    California-based Space Exploration Technologies, more commonly known as “SpaceX”, continues to complete its commercial crew milestones. NASA officially declared that the data gathered during SpaceX recent pad test proved the viability of the spacecraft. The test was conducted on May 6 EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Florida. 

  • What would it be like to ride Dragon? SpaceX video gives first-person perspective

    Jason RhianMay 26th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) has released video from the May 6, 2015, Pad Abort Test of the crewed version of the highly-successful Dragon spacecraft. During the roughly two-minute video, one is given a first-hand perspective of what it would have been like to be an astronaut flying on the craft as it […]

  • SFI LIVE webcast of SpaceX Dragon Pad Abort Test

    Jason RhianMay 6th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) successfully conducted a static fire test of the eight SuperDraco rocket engines mounted to the sides of the crew-rated Dragon V2 spacecraft on Tuesday, May 5. This set the stage for the NewSpace firm to carry out a Pad Abort Test on Wednesday, May 6. The […]

  • SpaceX pad abort test will work to return crewed flights to Cape Canaveral

    Jason RhianMay 1st, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — SpaceX Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) is just a few days away from carrying out a pad abort test of the NewSpace firm’s Dragon V2 spacecraft. With this major milestone set to take place, an aspect that was common place throughout the sixties is set for a comeback – crewed missions launching from […]