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SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: How to watch critical in-flight abort test

SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: How to watch critical in-flight abort test

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will take flight on a Falcon 9 rocket for a launch escape test. SpaceX Plan for success. Prepare for failure. SpaceX is setting out to prove a critical safety system will be able to save astronaut lives in the event of a launch emergency. The Crew Dragon in-flight abort test is scheduled…
Elon Musk says SpaceX Crew Dragon could possibly be nearly prepared by Christmas

Elon Musk says SpaceX Crew Dragon could possibly be nearly prepared...

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The SpaceX Crew Dragon will head to the ISS on its first test flight. NASA NASA could receive a nice holiday present at Cape Canaveral in just a few months.  According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, its Crew Dragon spacecraft could be nearly ready to carry its first astronauts from Florida to the International Space…
64 years back, the U-2 ‘Dragon Woman’ spy airplane took its very first flight– absolutely by mishap

64 years back, the U-2 ‘Dragon Woman’ spy airplane took its...

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On August 1, 1955, a prototype of the U-2 spy plane sprinted down a runway at Groom Lake in Nevada, and its massive wings quickly lifted it into the sky. That wasn't exactly how it was supposed to go. It was meant to be a high-speed taxi test, but the prototype's highly efficient wings pulled…
Team Dragon Blew Up Back in April Since of a Nitrogen Tetroxide Leakage

Team Dragon Blew Up Back in April Since of a Nitrogen...

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On Saturday, April 20th, 2019, an explosion took place on SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The company was engaged in a series of static fire engine tests for their Crew Dragon‘s In-Flight Abort test vehicle. This vehicle is essential for crewed missions since it acts as a sort…
NASA advises persistence as SpaceX examines the Team Dragon surge

NASA advises persistence as SpaceX examines the Team Dragon surge

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The Crew Dragon capsule docking with the space station in March.  SpaceX SpaceX and NASA are currently investigating the cause of an anomaly that resulted in an engine failure of the Crew Dragon capsule, designed to ferry humans between Earth and the International Space Station. The incident occurred on April 20 but did not result…
Here’s what we understand, and what we do not, about the Team Dragon mishap

Here’s what we understand, and what we do not, about the...

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spacecraft completed a pad abort test in May, 2015. This image shows the vehicle's eight SuperDraco thrusters firing as intended. SpaceX During a series of engine tests of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft this past Saturday, the vehicle experienced what the company has characterized as an "anomaly." Based upon an unauthorized leaked video of the accident, the…
Can Any Animal Breathe Fire Like the Legendary Dragon?

Can Any Animal Breathe Fire Like the Legendary Dragon?

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There's nearly no one who can match Daenerys Targaryen and her fire-breathing dragons. Credit: HBO Dragons have the ultimate built-in defense: They can breathe fire, smiting their enemies by turning them into charred husks. But though historic and modern-day literature is rich with dragon lore (we're looking at you, "Game of Thrones"), there isn't any…
Ho-Hum. More Dull Success for SpaceX as Team Dragon Splashes Down

Ho-Hum. More Dull Success for SpaceX as Team Dragon Splashes Down

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A few hours ago, the SpaceX Crew Dragon splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 miles off the coast of Florida. The splashdown is the last act in what has been a successful first flight for the Crew Dragon. The flight, called Demo-1, was launched on March 2nd and spent five days at the…
The hardest part of Elon Musk’s ‘seriously essential’ objective for NASA is here. Enjoy SpaceX’s Team Dragon go back to Earth reside on Friday.

The hardest part of Elon Musk’s ‘seriously essential’ objective for NASA...

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An illustration showing SpaceX's Crew Dragon (or Dragon V2) spaceship returning from to Earth from orbit and withstanding intense heating from atmospheric reentry.SpaceX/YouTube The most nail-biting phase of Elon Musk's spaceflight dress rehearsal for NASA is almost here. Early on Friday, SpaceX — the rocket company founded by Musk — will attempt to fly its…
NASA astronaut snaps stunning Team Dragon picture from ISS

NASA astronaut snaps stunning Team Dragon picture from ISS

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The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station. NASA/Anne McClain "The dawn of a new era in human spaceflight," NASA astronaut Anne McClain tweeted Sunday, along with a breath-taking image.  The photo, which she captured as the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approached the International Space Station to dock for the first time, sums…

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