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News Archive / Tagged: Port Canaveral

  • 1st stage used for Crew Dragon launch returns to Port Canaveral

    Derek RichardsonMarch 5th, 2019

    The first stage of the Falcon 9 used for the historic Crew Dragon launch returned to port just three days after landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic.

  • Webb project scientist speaks at NSCFC luncheon

    Michael McCabeJuly 12th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On Tuesday, July 11, the National Space Club Florida Committee held its monthly luncheon at the Radisson Resort in Port Canaveral. Each month members of the group meet and invite a keynote invitee to showcase a certain aspect or particular project in the aerospace industry.

  • Twice-launched Falcon 9 first stage returned to Port Canaveral

    Bart LeahyApril 4th, 2017

    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Just before 7 a.m. EDT (11:00 GMT) Tuesday, April 4, 2017, SpaceX’s Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship "Of Course I Still Love You" entered the port carrying the first successfully reflown first stage of an orbital-class rocket, the Falcon 9.

  • SpaceX expands Space Coast footprint with long-term lease at Port Canaveral

    Curt GodwinMarch 24th, 2017

    After occupying a 52,000-square-foot (4,831-square-meter) facility on a month-to-month lease since August 2016, SpaceX has made a long-term commitment to the former SpaceHab property at Port Canaveral.

  • SpaceX eyeing facility for reused Falcon 9 stages

    Bart LeahyAugust 24th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Port Canaveral’s Chief Executive Officer John Murray told Florida Today that SpaceX will be moving some of its operations to the Florida Space Coast. The plans include leasing a building that once housed Spacehab and building a new building next door to that site to support the refurbishment of the rocket stages they are landing at Cape Canaveral.

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage arrives in Port Canaveral

    Jim SharkeyAugust 20th, 2016

    The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that successfully launched the Japanese JCSAT-16 satellite into orbit on Aug. 14 was brought into Port Canaveral on Wednesday, Aug. 18 aboard the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) Of Course I Still Love You.

  • CRS-9 pushed back two days; Port Canaveral mulls new wharfage fees

    Derek RichardsonJune 23rd, 2016

    The next launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been pushed back by two days to July 18. The mission is set to launch the next Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). Also this week, Port Canaveral recently proposed a new wharfage fee for large aerospace item moving across the Canaveral docks.

  • ‘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.