SpaceX Test Fires Crew Dragon's Abort Engines, Paves Way to In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX conducted a successful full-duration static fire test of Crew Dragon’s launch escape system again on Nov 13, 2019, and will now work with NASA to review the data & proceed towards their next major flight test milestone before putting astronauts onboard; an in-flight abort during a rocket launch itself, to validate Dragon’s launch […]

Returning Human Spaceflight Capability to the United States, Introducing the SpaceX Dragon V2

Introducing the SpaceX Dragon Version 2, the company’s vehicle of choice for returning human spaceflight capability to the United States. Image Credits: Robert Fisher / AmericaSpace / SpaceX

On Thursday, May 29, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled his Hawthorne, Calif.-based company’s new Dragon spacecraft, the Dragon V2, for […]

Magic Dragon Prepares for Return to Earth

Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford grapples the CRS-2 Dragon craft on 3 March with the International Space Station’s 57-foot-long Canadarm2. The unpressurized Trunk—with attached solar arrays—carried its first dedicated ISS payload to orbit on this mission. Photo Credit: NASA

Three weeks after its rousing launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., SpaceX’s […]