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SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft SpaceX has managed to run 13 successful parachute tests in a row of the third major revision of the parachute system it’s planning to use for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. The most recent test, which SpaceX shared a shorted edited video […]

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NASA Administrator “very confident” SpaceX crew launch could happen in early 2020

NASA Administrator “very confident” SpaceX crew launch could happen in early 2020 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was at SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, California on Thursday, delivering an address alongside NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who will launch aboard SpaceX’s commercial Crew Dragon capsule, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Bridenstine kicked […]

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SpaceX launches first Crew Dragon capsule mission in preparation for astronaut flights

SpaceX launches first Crew Dragon capsule mission in preparation for astronaut flights SpaceX caught itself a “W” early this morning with a successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon capsule. Crew Dragon represents SpaceX’s first spacecraft meant to transfer humans to and from the International Space Station. This flight […]

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon makes its first orbital launch tonight

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon makes its first orbital launch tonight After years of development and delays, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is ready to launch into orbit. It’s the first commercially built and operated crewed spacecraft ever to do so, and represents in many ways the public-private partnership that could define the future of spaceflight. […]

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SpaceX and Boeing commercial crew capsule test dates slip yet again

SpaceX and Boeing commercial crew capsule test dates slip yet again One of the most important upcoming events in the space industry is undoubtedly the advent of SpaceX and Boeing’s competing crew-bearing capsules, which the companies have been working on for years. But today brings yet another delay for both programs, already […]

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Here’s how SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will look motoring in from sea

Here’s how SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will look motoring in from sea If you’re coming back from space at high speeds, it’s generally safer to descend over water than land, for a number of reasons. Certainly SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will do so, and this is how it’ll look when it comes […]

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