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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 Über-esque Ride Sharing Platform

SpaceX Über-esque Ride Sharing Platform

SpaceX announced a ride-share initiative for launching satellites in August 2019. The program is designed to launch small satellites to orbit in a cost-effective and simple way. In February, 2020 Elon Musk officially opened online bookings for satellite operators to make reservations on Falcon 9 rockets. More than one hundred spacecraft operators have expressed interest since SpaceX launched the innovative ...

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SpaceX Seeks Engineers For Super-Heavy Starship Offshore Launch Facility

SpaceX Seeks Engineers For Super-Heavy Starship Offshore Launch Facility

SpaceX plans to launch rockets from a launch facility several miles offshore. SpaceX is hiring offshore operations engineers and technicians to work as part of a team to design and build a floating offshore rocket launch and landing facility for super-heavy class Starship space rockets, its next-generation transportation system. The team will work closely with engineers across multiple disciplines in ...

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SpaceX Starlink, Lightning Speed Internet Across The Planet

SpaceX Starlink, Lightning Speed Internet Across The Planet

SpaceX is looking for beta testers for its Starlink internet service. The first batch of satellites were launched in 2018. The most recent launch on June 13th from Kennedy Space Center, Florida placed 58 new satellites into orbit, bringing the total to 540 Starlink satellites in low earth orbit. SpaceX plans to consolidate this into a 12,000 strong constellation in ...

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SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Internet To Reach Remotest Parts Of The Planet

SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Internet To Reach Remotest Parts Of The Planet

Elon Musk’ SpaceX is using their rocket building expertise to deploy the world’s largest mega constellation of satellites, Starlink, the most advanced global broadband internet system with blazing speeds up to 1 GB per second. Since May 23rd, 2019, SpaceX has been launching satellites in batches of sixty, with the ultimate goal of having 30,000 small satellites in lower Earth ...

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SpaceX NASA First Astronaut Flight to The International Space Station Begins a New Era of Spaceflight for The United States

SpaceX NASA First Astronaut Flight to The International Space Station Begins a New Era of Spaceflight for The United States

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully docked with the International Space Station approximately 19 hours after launch at 3:22 p.m. Eastern Time from Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center,Florida on Saturday, May 30th . SpaceX crew Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken were thrilled to arrive at their temporary home and were welcomed by ISS crew members, Commander of the Space Station, NASA astronaut ...

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SpaceX Launch Success – Dragon Space Ship En-route To International Space Station, Falcon 9 Returns To Earth

SpaceX Launch Success - Dragon Space Ship En-route To International Space Station, Falcon 9 Returns To Earth

NASA SpaceX first human flight to the International Space Station in nearly a decade is a success. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are currently onboard Dragon Space Ship, after separation from Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage 12 minutes into flight. Dragon Capsule is in stable low Earth orbit on flight trajectory to dock with the International Space Station in ...

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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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SpaceX Launch Delayed Due to Unfavorable Weather

SpaceX Launch Delayed Due to Unfavorable Weather

Intervention of unfavorable weather conditions led to postponement of NASA’s astronauts, sixteen minutes before scheduled launch time. Cloudy weather and rough waves in the Atlantic caused SpaceX to delay the launch that was to be the first to fly American astronauts Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Kennedy Space Center launch complex to the International ...

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