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NASA Commercial Crew Program and SpaceX Dragon Demo 1 Mission to ISS Herald Next-Gen Human Spaceflight

At 2:49 a.m. EST on March 2, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight without crew on board the spacecraft is intended to demonstrate SpaceX’s capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station as

SpaceX “Ties” ULA’s Annual Launch Record with 16th Launch in 2017 -“Beats” it with 17th & 18th

SpaceX’s Oct. 30 launch of the Koreasat-5A telecommunications satellite doubled the number of Falcon 9 missions completed in a single year and tied the company with United Launch Alliance’s record of 16 launches in one year. The successful mission took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 3:34 p.m. Eastern, deploying the satellite 36 minutes after

SpaceX Tweaks Dragon 2 Design, Nixes Propulsive Landings

SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon capsules will not return astronauts to Earth for powered landings as originally envisioned, company boss Elon Musk said Wednesday, a design change that raises questions about the space transport firm’s plans to send commercial landers to the surface of Mars. Musk cited safety concerns for eliminating plans for propulsive Dragon landings in