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News Archive / Tagged: Dragon

  • Critical tests for Boeing and SpaceX’s crewed efforts slated for next week

    Jason RhianNovember 1st, 2019

    If things go according to plan next week, NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will check key systems that are required to keep astronauts safe on their way to orbit. If these last checks can be completed, the agency could finally regain a capability it lost almost a decade ago.

  • CRS-18 Dragon arrives at ISS with new docking adapter

    Derek RichardsonJuly 27th, 2019

    Days after threading the needle with weather to launch, SpaceX’s CRS-18 Dragon spacecraft rendezvoused and berthed with the International Space Station.

  • Gallery: CRS-18 another check in the ‘Win Box’ for SpaceX

    Derek RichardsonJuly 25th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the CRS-18 Dragon on the capsule's third flight to the International Space Station on Thursday, July 25. In many ways it marked a repeat performance for the NewSpace company.

  • CRS-17 Dragon arrives at ISS with cargo, stray cable

    Derek RichardsonMay 6th, 2019

    SpaceX’s CRS-17 Dragon arrived at the International Space Station with fresh supplies and an unexpected cable that was supposed to fall away during launch.

  • Gallery: CRS-17 launch brightens Space Coast skies

    Derek RichardsonMay 4th, 2019

    SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the CRS-17 Dragon spacecraft perched atop it in the company’s fifth flight of 2019.

  • Video: SpaceFlight Insider’s Space Bulletin for May 4, 2019

    Derek RichardsonMay 4th, 2019

    In this week’s Space Bulletin, a bunch of rockets launched, including a Long March 4B from China and a Falcon 9 with a Dragon bound for the space station.

  • May the 4th be with you: SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon launches to ISS

    Joe LatrellMay 4th, 2019

    Supplies are on their way to the International Space Station after SpaceX successfully launched its CRS-17 Dragon cargo resupply mission to the outpost.

  • CRS-17 Dragon mission scrubbed, teams to try again May 4

    Derek RichardsonMay 3rd, 2019

    SpaceX’s early-morning launch of its CRS-17 Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft was called off because of several technical issues.

  • Space station power problem delays CRS-17 Dragon launch

    Derek RichardsonApril 30th, 2019

    An issue with the International Space Station's power grid is prompting mission managers to delay the launch of the CRS-17 Dragon resupply mission.

  • Dragon to send science, supplies to ISS in early-morning launch

    Joe LatrellApril 29th, 2019

    SpaceX is set for another cargo Dragon flight to the International Space Station, sending food, supplies and experiments slated for Expeditions 59 and 60.

  • SpaceX targeting May 1 for next cargo Dragon launch

    Derek RichardsonApril 27th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Following a successful static test fire of its Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX is eyeing the beginning of May for its next cargo mission to the International Space Station.

  • SpaceX completes 16th Dragon mission to ISS

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 14th, 2019

    After spending just over a month attached to the International Space Station, SpaceX's CRS-16 Dragon spacecraft departed the outpost and returned to Earth.

  • CRS-16 Dragon arrives at ISS after ground-based communications issue

    Derek RichardsonDecember 8th, 2018

    SpaceX’s CRS-16 Dragon was captured by the space station crew, despite a communications issue prompting a temporary retreat command being issued.

  • Gallery: Delayed by mice chow, CRS-16 lifts off

    Jason RhianDecember 7th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX launched the 16th mission it has under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA at 1:16 p.m. EST (18:16 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC 40) on Dec. 5, 2018. The CRS-16 Dragon spacecraft was loaded with 5,673 pounds (2,573 kg) of supplies, equipment, and experiments for the Expedition 57 and 58 crews aboard the ISS. The mission had been scheduled to launch the day prior but moldy mice food caused the flight's delay. After it had completed its part of the flight the Falcon 9's first stage attempted to land at Canaveral's Landing Zone 1 - but failed and ended up in the Atlantic Ocean instead.

  • CRS-16 Falcon 9 first stage makes unplanned water landing

    Michael ColeDecember 5th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After 26 straight successful landings of its Falcon 9 booster, SpaceX experienced a landing failure amidst an otherwise successful launch to orbit of the CRS-16 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).