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SpaceX shows impressive Grasshopper rocket demonstration

SpaceX shows impressive Grasshopper rocket demonstration

SpaceX released a video detailing its most recent launch of its Grasshopper reusable rocket. The video demonstrates the continuous advancements SpaceX is making, and how Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, is working hard to achieve his goal of making space travel much more cost friendly. On March 7th, 2013, the Grasshopper was able to hover 262.8 feet, which is over twice the amount it was able to hover back in December.

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Elon Musk says SpaceX is working on reusable rockets

Elon Musk says SpaceX is working on reusable rockets

The CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, took the stage yesterday at SXSW to discuss several things, including a couple of new projects SpaceX is working on. SpaceX is currently working on building rockets that are reusable. The rockets are what Musk says is one of the roadblocks that is holding back humanity from the future of space travel. The cost of making the one-time use rockets is what's stopping many businesses from joining the industry.

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SpaceX Dragon successfully reaches ISS

SpaceX Dragon successfully reaches ISS

SpaceX's second Dragon capsule to run a resupply mission to the International Space Station has been successfully captured by the orbiting platform's robotic arm, despite launch issues that threatened to leave the cargo shuttle without solar power. Snatched from orbit an hour ahead of schedule, the next step for Dragon is being guided into place to dock with the ISS, at which point nearly a month of loading and unloading will occur.

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SpaceX Dragon to dock with International Space Station on Sunday

SpaceX Dragon to dock with International Space Station on Sunday

SpaceX's Dragon capsule is officially confirmed to be docking with the International Space Station beginning Sunday, March 2nd, at 6:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, or 3:00AM Pacific Standard Time. The attachment should be completed around 10:00AM EST/7:00AM PST. Dragon experienced some issues shortly after entering orbit, which resulted in a one-day delay of its arrival. But the ISS should be receiving their supplies come tomorrow.

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SpaceX 2 Dragon struck by problems after reaching orbit [Updated]

SpaceX 2 Dragon struck by problems after reaching orbit [Updated]

SpaceX and NASA's second Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station successfully blasted off on its way into space, but encountered unexplained issues roughly twelve minutes into launch. Taking off at 10:10AM EST today to take new equipment and supplies to the orbiting astronauts, the Dragon capsule, climbing at 1km per second atop a cluster of nine rockets, is carrying around 1,268 pounds of cargo and had been expected to dock with the ISS on Saturday, March 2. Update: More on the launch issues after the cut.

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NASA readies SpaceX 2 for second resupply mission to ISS

NASA readies SpaceX 2 for second resupply mission to ISS

NASA and SpaceX are just hours away from the next planned resupply mission to the International Space Station, the second commercial mission by the private firm, with a 1,268 pound payload of food, experiments, and more. SpaceX 2 is expected to take off at 10:10am EST from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, arriving at the ISS the following day, and then being snagged using the orbiting space platform's robotic arm.

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SpaceX Dragon capsule to make third trip to ISS on March 1

SpaceX Dragon capsule to make third trip to ISS on March 1

It seems like only yesterday when the SpaceX Dragon capsule launched its way to the International Space Station for the first time back in May, and now it's reporting for duty yet again for the third time. NASA has announced that the capsule will be planned to launch on March 1 to bring even more supplies on board the ISS, as well as take back some materials when the capsule returns to Earth.

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SpaceX scores contract with the U.S. Air Force

SpaceX scores contract with the U.S. Air Force

Space Exploration Technologies, more commonly known as simply SpaceX, has scored a contract with one of its most sought-after customers, the United States Air Force. The USAF has granted two missions to SpaceX, which will allow it to demonstrate its vehicle capabilities as part of the EELV program. SpaceX will perform two missions, both of which are covered by the same contract.

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