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SpaceX Spacecraft Safely Lands With NASA Astronauts

SpaceX Spacecraft Safely Lands With NASA Astronauts

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely landed off the coast of Pensacola, Florida in calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48 p.m., Eastern time, August 2nd 2020. The astronauts spent two months aboard the International Space Station, successfully completing NASA’s first human flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule ‘Endeavour’. The landing site in the Gulf of ...

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SpaceX NASA Set for Second Launch Attempt : Watch Live Stream

SpaceX NASA Set for Second Launch Attempt : Watch Live Stream

Rocket company SpaceX and NASA astronauts are set for a second attempt on May 30th, 15:22 Eastern Time (19:22 GMT, 20:22 BST), onboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch into orbit onto the International Space Station (ISS) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA astronauts flight to the International Space Station on May 27th, Wednesday, was delayed due to inclement weather conditions, 16 minutes ...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Second Stage Merlin Vacuum Engine & Dragon Spaceship Specifications

SpaceX Falcon 9 Second Stage Merlin Vacuum Engine & Dragon Spaceship Specifications

Falcon 9 rocket has completed a total of 83 launches, 44 landings, and 31 re-flow missions. A single Merlin Vacuum engine powers Falcon 9’s second-stage using a 165:1 expansion nozzle (large exhaust section and significantly larger nozzle to maximize efficiency in space vacuum) and can be restarted multiple times using dual redundant triethylaluminum-triethylborane pyrophoric igniters to place different payloads to ...

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Watch SpaceX First Human Flight Launch Live

Watch SpaceX First Human Flight Launch Live

Watch SpaceX Live flight mission to International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex. This mission will mark the first launch of astronauts on American Falcon 9 rocket integrated with Dragon Space Shuttle from American soil since the last space shuttle mission in 2011 #LaunchAmerica   Mission control audio without added commentary    

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SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Merlin Engine Specifications

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Merlin Engine Specifications

SpaceX’s Falcon 9, the world’s first orbital class reusable two-stage rocket for transport of humans and cargo into Earth orbit and beyond deep space. Powered by nine Merlin engines using rocket grade kerosene (RP-1) and liquid oxygen as propellants held in aluminum-lithium alloy tanks, designed for recovery and reuse. Burning fuel decreases the rocket’s mass and changes vehicle dynamics near ...

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