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Two SpaceX Dragons Docked At The ISS

Thomas Pesquet: Kibo and the two Dragons. Got a rare shot of two Dragons docked to one module, actually I think it might be the first picture like this - although this sight will certainly become more frequent.

The Next Commercial Crew Rotation Missions to International Space Station

The Next Commercial Crew Rotation Missions to International Space Station

NASA and SpaceX are continuing plans to launch Crew-3 astronauts to the International Space Station as early as Sunday Oct. 31, and targeting the return home of Crew-2 astronauts in the early-to-mid November timeframe.


Commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Docked And Ready

Commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Docked And Ready

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour is pictured docked to the space-facing international docking adapter on the International Space Station's Harmony module.


SpaceX Cargo Dragon Successfully Docks to The International Station

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Successfully Docks to The International Station

While the International Space Station was traveling about 260 miles over the Western Australia, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft autonomously docked to the forward-facing port of the orbiting laboratory's Harmony module at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 30. Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA monitored operations.


Cutting-Edge Science Launches on NASA's SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission

Cutting-Edge Science Launches on NASA's SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission

The latest SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is bound for the International Space Station after launching at 3:14 a.m. EDT Sunday on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida


SpaceX Falcon 9 On The Pad With A Cargo Dragon

SpaceX Falcon 9 On The Pad With A Cargo Dragon

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the company's uncrewed Dragon spacecraft atop, is raised to a vertical position at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A on Aug. 25, 2021.


SpaceX Cargo Dragon Recovery

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Recovery

After its successful parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Tallahassee, Florida, at 11:29 p.m. EST on July 9, 2021, the cargo Dragon spacecraft was loaded aboard SpaceX's Go Navigator recovery ship.


A Packed SpaceX Cargo Dragon Ready To Return To Earth

A Packed SpaceX Cargo Dragon Ready To Return To Earth

Thomas Pesquet: This is over 2000 kg of science samples and equipment returning to the ground. Dragon is packed and ready to leave for Earth, scientist's can't wait!


Loading A Science Freezer Inside A SpaceX Cargo Dragon

Loading A Science Freezer Inside A SpaceX Cargo Dragon

NASA astronaut and Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Shane Kimbrough loads a Polar science freezer filled with critical research samples inside the SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship for retrieval and analysis back on Earth.


Starbase Boca Chica Seen From Orbit

Starbase Boca Chica Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Yes it is tiny but great things happen here: SpaceX's other (other) launch site in Boca Chica (I hear I'm supposed to call it Starbase now?). I couldn't spot a Starship on the pad but maybe I wasn't looking close enough.


SpaceX Cargo Dragon Arrives At The ISS

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Arrives At The ISS

Thomas Pesquet: Usually we clean up the Space Station on Saturday, but yesterday we had a new arrival: the SpaceX Cargo Dragon, so we spent all day unpacking.


Dragon Endeavour Mated To Falcon 9 Launcher

Dragon Endeavour Mated To Falcon 9 Launcher

SpaceX's Crew Dragon, named Endeavour, is lifted and mated to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A beginning April 13, 2021.


Crew-2 Launch Vehicle On The Pad

Crew-2 Launch Vehicle On The Pad

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Crew-2 mission, Sunday, April 18, 2021, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon

NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon

NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface.


Cargo Dragon Undocks from Station and Heads for Splashdown

Cargo Dragon Undocks from Station and Heads for Splashdown

With NASA astronaut Victor Glover monitoring aboard the International Space Station, an upgraded SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Docking Adapter on the station's space-facing port of the Harmony module at 9:05 a.m. EST.


Sentinel-6 First Stage Booster Landing

Sentinel-6 First Stage Booster Landing

The first-stage booster of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket flies down to a landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California during the launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission. The Falcon 9 carrying the satellite lifted off from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex 4 on Nov. 21, 2020, at 9:17 a.m. PST (12:17 p.m. EST).


Loading Up A Space Cargo Droid

Loading Up A Space Cargo Droid

The remaining time-sensitive payloads bound for the International Space Station on SpaceX's 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission are loaded into the Cargo Dragon spacecraft on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.


Study Confirms Dark Coating Can Reduce Satellite Reflectivity

Study Confirms Dark Coating Can Reduce Satellite Reflectivity

Observations conducted by the Murikabushi Telescope of Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory confirmed that dark coating can reduce satellite reflectivity by half.


NASA Astronauts Work Aboard The Commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft

NASA Astronauts Work Aboard The Commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft

NASA astronauts (from left) Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker work inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft as they get ready for their approach and rendezvous with the International Space Station.


SpaceX Crew Dragon Rolls Out To The Launch Pad

SpaceX Crew Dragon Rolls Out To The Launch Pad

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A.


Crew Dragon And Falcon 9 In The Hangar

Crew Dragon And Falcon 9 In The Hangar

@SpaceX Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 in the hangar at Launch Complex 39A ahead of launching four astronauts to the @Space_Station; liftoff targeted for Saturday, November 14 at 7:49 p.m. EST


SpaceX Falcon 9 And Crew Dragon a Poised For Launch

SpaceX Falcon 9 And Crew Dragon a Poised For Launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon atop, stands poised for launch at historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 21, 2020, ahead of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission.


Preparing A Dragon For Flight

Preparing A Dragon For Flight

The Crew Dragon spacecraft that will be used for the Crew-1 mission for NASA's Commercial Crew Program undergoes processing inside the clean room at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.


Full Launch Simulation For SpaceX Dragon

Full Launch Simulation For SpaceX Dragon

On March 19 and March 20, SpaceX teams in Firing Room 4 at Kennedy Space Center and SpaceX Mission Control along with NASA flight controllers in Houston, executed a full simulation of launch and docking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft.


SpaceX Crew Dragon Being Prepared For Launch

SpaceX Crew Dragon Being Prepared For Launch

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for its first crew launch from American soil arrived at the launch site on Feb. 13, 2020.


SpaceX Cargo Dragon Launched

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Launched

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 11:50 p.m. EST Friday.


NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft

NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft

NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday.


SpaceX, NASA Gear up for In-Flight Abort Demonstration

SpaceX, NASA Gear up for In-Flight Abort Demonstration

NASA and SpaceX are preparing to launch the final, major test before astronauts fly aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program.


Testing The New SpaceX Spacesuits

Testing The New SpaceX Spacesuits

NASA and SpaceX conducted a formal verification of the company's emergency escape system on Sept. 18, 2019, at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A in Florida.


SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test Falcon 9 Arrives In Florida

SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test Falcon 9 Arrives In Florida

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will be used for the company's In-Flight Abort Test arrives at SpaceX's hangar at Launch Complex 39 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT Saturday, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with approximately 5,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations that include research into Earth's carbon cycle and the formation of asteroids and comets.


SpaceX Crew Access Arm

SpaceX Crew Access Arm

At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, the crew access arm has been extended to the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on Jan. 3, 2019.


SpaceX Demo-1 Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Being Prepared For Launch

SpaceX Demo-1 Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Being Prepared For Launch

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned at the company's hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the Demo-1 flight test targeted for January 17, 2019.


SpaceX Rehearses Helicopter Landing at Sea

SpaceX Rehearses Helicopter Landing at Sea

When astronauts splash down into the ocean after their journey to the International Space Station on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, recovery teams must be able to transport them to land quickly.


Trying Out The SpaceX Spacesuit

Trying Out The SpaceX Spacesuit

NASA Astronaut Suni Williams, fully suited in SpaceX's spacesuit


SpaceX Launches CRS-15 to the International Space Station

SpaceX Launches CRS-15 to the International Space Station

Experiments investigating cellular biology, Earth science and artificial intelligence are among the research heading to the International Space Station following Friday's launch of a NASA-contracted SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 5:42 a.m. EDT.


SpaceX Successfully Launches Hispasat 30W-6 Satellite

SpaceX Successfully Launches Hispasat 30W-6 Satellite Video in Story

Not long after midnight today, at 12:33 a.m. ET, SpaceX successfully launched the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite from the Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It was the 50th launch for the Falcon 9.


The First Falcon Heavy

The First Falcon Heavy

Elon Musk has tweeted three pictures of the first Falcon Heavy under assembly at Cape Canaveral. It is expected to be launched in early 2018.


SpaceX Launches EchoStar XXIII

SpaceX Launches EchoStar XXIII Video in Story

On March 16, 2017, SpaceX's Falcon 9 successfully delivered EchoStar XXIII, a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).


SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down with Crucial NASA Research Samples

SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down with Crucial NASA Research Samples

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:47 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 26, southwest of Baja California with more than 3,000 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station.


NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission to ISS

NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission to ISS

NASA took another important step Friday in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, California.


SpaceX Test Fires Falcon 9 First Stage from May Mission

SpaceX Test Fires Falcon 9 First Stage from May Mission Video in Story

SpaceX disclosed and provided a video of the test firing yesterday of the previously used first stage from the Falcon 9 which flew in early May on the Japanese JCSAT-14 satellite mission. On that flight the first stage landed on a barge in the ocean east of Cape Canaveral at night.


SpaceX Crewed Dragon Undergoes Load Testing

SpaceX Crewed Dragon Undergoes Load Testing

The first test article of a SpaceX Crew Dragon undergoes structural load testing to demonstrate the spacecraft's ability to withstand the tremendous forces it's exposed to during space flight.


SpaceX Successfully Launches EUTELSAT 117 West B and ABS-2A Satellites

SpaceX Successfully Launches EUTELSAT 117 West B and ABS-2A Satellites Video in Story

A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched and placed the EUTELSAT 117 West B and ABS-2A communications satellites into nominal orbits today.


What Would a Dragon Mission to Mars Cost?

What Would a Dragon Mission to Mars Cost?

SpaceX would use a Falcon Heavy which they sell for $90 million. Of course it costs SpaceX a lot less to make the rocket than what they sell it for.


Changing The Way We Explore Space

Changing The Way We Explore Space

Earlier this week SpaceX announced that it was going to start sending its own missions to Mars. Many people were overjoyed. Others were less than enthusiastic.


NASA Cargo Headed to Space Station Includes Habitat Prototype, Medical Research

NASA Cargo Headed to Space Station Includes Habitat Prototype, Medical Research

Tucked in the trunk of the latest commercial cargo spacecraft to head for the International Space Station is an expandable structure that has the potential to revolutionize work and life on the space station.


SpaceX Tests Crew Dragon Parachutes

SpaceX Tests Crew Dragon Parachutes Video in Story

Four red-and-white parachutes unfurled high above the desert near Coolidge, Arizona


Video: SpaceX Recap of Falcon 9 Launch and Landing

Video: SpaceX Recap of Falcon 9 Launch and Landing Video in Story

On December 21, 2015, SpaceX's Falcon 9 delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and landed the first stage of the rocket back on land.


NASA Orders SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

NASA Orders SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil.


SpaceX Upgraded Falcon 9 First-Stage Static Fire

SpaceX Upgraded Falcon 9 First-Stage Static Fire Video in Story

SpaceX has released the following video of the first static fire test of the upgraded Falcon 9's first stage with densified propellant which occurred on September 21.


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