Tag: Dragon V2

Dragon 2 Thruster Firing Video

Dragon 2 Thruster Firing Video

For SpaceX, the weekend began with the late Friday announcement that it and the Air Force had reached an agreement during mediation in the lawsuit regarding the EELV program and the block buy of rocket cores from ULA. With the announcement more than a little ambiguous, observers split on who, if anyone really won. The […]

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SpaceX Left Out of Commercial Crew? Don’t Bet on It

SpaceX Left Out of Commercial Crew? Don’t Bet on It

The Wall Street Journal set off a firestorm Monday evening with an article by Andy Pasztor suggesting that Boeing is about to be named the walk off winner in NASA’s next phase of the Commercial Crew Competition, CCtCap, with an award made in conjunction with Blue Origin. Anything could happen. As long time observers will […]

NASA Commercial Crew Update For Recent Achievements

NASA Commercial Crew Update For Recent Achievements

NASA Press Release August 21, 2014 RELEASE 14-222 NASA and Commercial Partners Review Summer of Advancements NASA’s spaceflight experts in the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) met throughout July with aerospace partners to review increasingly advanced designs, elements and systems of the spacecraft and launch vehicles under development as part of the space agency’s Commercial Crew […]

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NASA Announces Completion of Phase I Commercial Crew Certification

NASA Announces Completion of Phase I Commercial Crew Certification

NASA released this statement on Friday, following SpaceX’s introduction of the Dragon V2 on Thursday evening. ┬áThe last line, “NASA intends that U.S. providers market and use their systems for other customers” is somewhat interesting. Although marketability to other customers has been an inherent part of the Commercial Crew program from the very beginning, its […]

And the Curtain Drops; A Dragon Revealed

And the Curtain Drops; A Dragon Revealed

Taking the stage in front of a crowd of employees, customers including representatives of U.S. Government agencies as well as Robert Bigelow, Elon Musk put on his best Tony Stark and dropped the curtain tonight on the SpaceX Dragon V2. If guests or reporters were dismayed that the show started late, Musk more than made […]

SpaceX Dragon V2: What it Might Mean

SpaceX Dragon V2: What it Might Mean

As much of the space world counts down to the 7:00 PM PT “reveal” of the SpaceX Dragon V2, (or DragonRider if you prefer) and executives at other aerospace companies reach into the desk to reassure themselves that the bottle of Xanex isn’t completely empty yet, a lot of the discussion has been regarding how […]

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