Tag: CRS-8

CRS-8 Dragon Makes Safe Return

CRS-8 Dragon Makes Safe Return

    NASA Press Release: May 11, 2016 RELEASE 16-052 Critical NASA Science Returns to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 2:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 11, about 261 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with more than 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science […]

At Last Sea-weet Success: SpaceX Sticks the Landing

At Last Sea-weet Success: SpaceX Sticks the Landing

The space age just got another red letter date added to its calendar. In what may go down as a comeback for the ages, literally, SpaceX rebounded from last year’s loss of the CRS-7 mission on June 28th, 2014 with a flawless liftoff of the CRS-8 Dragon capsule, and more importantly in the long run, […]

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Launch Day

Launch Day

NASA and SpaceX are eagerly counting down to the launch of the CRS-8 resupply mission to the International Space Station later today. Liftoff, which must take place in an instantaneous window, is scheduled for 4:43 pm EDT from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40. The CRS-8 mission will mark the third flight of the upgraded […]

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A BEAMing Opportunity: Next SpaceX Flight Offers Promise of an “Expanding” Future in Space

A BEAMing Opportunity: Next SpaceX Flight Offers Promise of an “Expanding” Future in Space

  Next Friday, April 8th, SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. As the company’s first commercial cargo flight to ISS since disaster struck the CRS-7 mission on June 28th, 2015, it was already due to attract a great deal of attention. But given what will be riding to […]

ISS Set to Receive Orbital ATK and SpaceX Resupply Missions in Rapid Succession

ISS Set to Receive Orbital ATK and SpaceX Resupply Missions in Rapid Succession

The International Space Station will see quite a bit of traffic in the next few weeks. Later today,┬áNASA astronaut Jeff Williams and cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos will launch to the Station from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Liftoff of the Soyuz booster and spacecraft is set for 5:26 PM EDT. (3:26 […]

SpaceX Flight Schedule Firming Up

SpaceX Flight Schedule Firming Up

With a possible return to flight mission on tap for as soon as Saturday evening, SpaceX’s schedule for the next several launches is coming into focus. Pending the outcome of a first-stage test firing test firing expected to take place on Wednesday, SpaceX will be counting down towards the launch of 11 Orbcomm OG-2 satellites […]

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Ain’t No Junk in That Trunk!

Ain’t No Junk in That Trunk!

One of the many innovative features of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft resupplying the International Space Station is the fact that it can haul a wide variety of un-pressurized cargo in the disposable trunk section mounted behind the craft’s heat shield, where it also serves as the mounting platform for the solar array. The trunk, which […]

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