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SpaceX reveals plan for round-the-moon trip

SpaceX says it’s making plans to send two private citizens around the moon late next year – using its yet-to-be-flown Falcon Heavy rocket and its crew-capable Dragon capsule, which is still under development. The would-be fliers have not been identified, but … Continue reading

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SpaceX ship hooks up with station a day late

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule has made a trouble-free cargo delivery to the International Space Station, one day after a navigational glitch forced a rare wave-off. Astronauts used the station’s robotic arm to bring in the Dragon for its attachment to … Continue reading

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SpaceX has to try again for Dragon hookup

NASA and SpaceX had to call off today’s planned arrival of a robotic Dragon cargo spaceship at the International Space Station today due to a navigational glitch. “Dragon’s onboard computers triggered the abort after recognizing an incorrect value in navigational … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches from historic moon pad

SpaceX sent a rocket rising from NASA’s historic Launch Complex 39A today for the first time since the space shuttle fleet retired, marking a new chapter for a pad that served as the springboard for Apollo moon missions. The Falcon … Continue reading

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Dragon brings cargo from orbit with a splash

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean today, carrying more than 3,000 pounds of cargo and science samples back down to Earth from the International Space Station. NASA’s Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi worked with … Continue reading

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SpaceX delivers new door to space station

Two days after its launch, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule was pulled in for its hookup to the International Space Station today as the spacecraft soared 252 miles above the California-Oregon state line. Among the nearly 5,000 pounds of cargo were the … Continue reading

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SpaceX rocket lifts off, comes back with a boom

SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station tonight with a couple of precedent-setting payloads on opposite ends of the size spectrum: a 5-foot-wide docking adapter, which was built by Boeing to accommodate future commercial space taxis; … Continue reading

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