SpaceX suspects a 2-foot steel strut snapped inside its rocket and led to last month’s launch accident.
The four NASA astronauts, dubbed the Commercial Crew Cadre, chosen to fly on the first test flights of commercial spacecraft said Friday they haven’t come up yet with a more media-savvy name.
Even with SpaceX’s recent failures to reach the International Space Station, NASA has chosen four veteran astronauts to move ahead with their commercial space mission plans.
The president of Space Florida doesn’t anticipate short- or long-term setbacks for private operations at Cape Canaveral following last week’s explosion of a cargo rocket shortly after liftoff.
The future of space travel and supplying astronauts at the International Space Station was brought up Monday when U.S. Senator Bill Nelson met with representatives from SpaceX and NASA at Cape Canaveral.
An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from previous failed shipments.
SpaceX is hoping Mother Nature cooperates for this weekend’s scheduled launch of a cargo ship loaded with some much needed supplies.
A “dragon” is figuratively winging its way toward Earth with a load of scientific goodies.
In another big test flight on Wednesday, a capsule was fired into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.
“Buster” is about to take quite a ride that could one day save lives. Buster, a dummy, is strapped into a SpaceX capsule ready Wednesday’s nearly mile-high ride from Cape Canaveral.