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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

Welcome to Monday evening everyone. Today featured a couple of a big stories, including the House Intelligence Committee warning of Huawei and ZTE potentially allowing the Chinese government to spy on the US. Huawei was quick to release a statement giving us its own side of the story and defending its business, and those US lawmakers also delivered a list of five things the government must do to prevent Huawei and ZTE from helping China with espionage.

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SpaceX reporting tiny explosion in Dragon ISS launch [UPDATED with statement]

SpaceX reporting tiny explosion in Dragon ISS launch [UPDATED with statement]

This morning we're hearing official word from SpaceX that their Dragon capsule launch to the International Space Station didn't go as perfect as it seemed in the live feed. What you're about to see is a bit of an explosion, some debris flying from the craft, and a burst of fire. Of course as the fire is surrounded by lots of fire from the rockets surrounding it, it'll be just a bit difficult to detect - good thing the video is in slow motion and you'll see it all in all of its glorious detail.

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SpaceX CRS-1 Dragon launches successfully despite rocket blow-out

SpaceX CRS-1 Dragon launches successfully despite rocket blow-out

SpaceX and NASA have made history again, with the CRS-1 Dragon capsule successfully launching for its first supply mission to the International Space Station. The first time in history that a private American spacecraft has run such a flight for NASA, the blast-off - atop SpaceX's own Falcon 9 rocket - marks the beginning of twelve missions to the ISS. According to the CRS-1 timescale, the Dragon capsule is expected to reach the ISS on Wednesday morning, October 7.

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NASA SpaceX CRS-1 mission gets go-ahead, takes off tonight

NASA SpaceX CRS-1 mission gets go-ahead, takes off tonight

This morning it's been confirmed that NASA has given the go-ahead to SpaceX as they launch their second such mission towards the International Space Station with a Dragon capsule. This mission is known as CRS-1 and will be a rendezvous mission with the ISS done in order to resupply the station with a mission-sized load of operational cargo. This is the main difference between the mission that's taking place now and the SpaceX mission that took place back in May of this year.

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SpaceX Dragon capsule set to launch for ISS tomorrow

SpaceX Dragon capsule set to launch for ISS tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day for the folks at SpaceX and NASA. SpaceX's Dragon space capsule will be launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station tomorrow, October 7, with the intention of carrying 1,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. The launch of the Dragon capsule marks the first time cargo has been transported to the ISS in an unmanned, private, America-made spacecraft.

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SpaceX historic Dragon ISS mission video highlights blast off

SpaceX historic Dragon ISS mission video highlights blast off

The folks at SpaceX made history this year with their successful launch of the Dragon spacecraft and interaction with the International Space Station - and they're not about to let you forget it. This week they've released a highlights video showing off footage that they and/or NASA filmed from the launch, the approach, the attachment to the ISS, and the splashdown of this mission, all in epic fashion. Have a peek while you sip your afternoon coffee!

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SpaceX completes Dragon design review, Branson to take his kids on first spaceflight next year

SpaceX completes Dragon design review, Branson to take his kids on first spaceflight next year

SpaceX has been NASA's most successful commercial space partner. SpaceX became the first company to successfully dock a private spacecraft with the International Space Station and return its ship to Earth safely. SpaceX has announced that it has now completed the design review of its Dragon space capsule. This marks the conclusion of both the primary and secondary design element review for the spacecraft, which is also designed to carry astronauts into orbit.

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SpaceX tests new rocket engine

SpaceX tests new rocket engine

SpaceX has announced a successful test of its new rocket engine. The new engine is dubbed the Merlin 1D. The company bills the rocket engine as the most efficient booster engine ever built. The engine was able to produce a massive 147,000 pounds of thrust in a stationary position.

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