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SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

Over the weekend, SpaceX launched its Dragon cargo spacecraft packed with supplies for the International Space Station. Now, two days later, NASA has confirmed that the spacecraft successfully docked with the ISS, bringing with it more than 5,500lbs of cargo that includes hardware, research materials, and supplies for crew members. This marks SpaceX's 17th contracted commercial resupply mission.

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SpaceX: Crew Dragon was destroyed in April test explosion

SpaceX: Crew Dragon was destroyed in April test explosion

SpaceX has confirmed that its Crew Dragon capsule "anomaly" resulted in the destruction of the spacecraft, as new details about the schedule-derailing incident continue to drip out. The test of the Crew Dragon capsule - which was unmanned at the time - in April resulted in failure, though SpaceX has been tight-lipped on what, exactly, went wrong.

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As launch nears,SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet gets big change approval

As launch nears,SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet gets big change approval

SpaceX's plans to bring its internet-beaming satellites closer to Earth have been given the go-ahead, paving the way for speedier, less technically complex wireless broadband. The SpaceX Starlink satellite network is due to begin deployment from May, with the first hardware being launched into orbit.

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Incredibly grainy video surfaces of SpaceX Crew Dragon “anomaly”

Incredibly grainy video surfaces of SpaceX Crew Dragon “anomaly”

Yesterday we talked a bit about a serious failure of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule during testing. The capsule suffered an explosion and spewed orange-colored smoke at Cape Canaveral where the capsule was being tested. NASA said of the explosion "This is why we Test."

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SpaceX Crew Dragon suffered smoky ‘anomaly’ during recent engine test

SpaceX Crew Dragon suffered smoky ‘anomaly’ during recent engine test

On Saturday, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft experienced an 'anomaly' during an engine test fire, according to the company, which resulted in a large plume of smoke appearing in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA has issued a statement on the matter, saying, "This is why we test." The Crew Dragon successfully traveled to the International Space Station in March and was scheduled to carry astronauts in July.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy center core stuck the landing before sliding into the abyss

SpaceX Falcon Heavy center core stuck the landing before sliding into the abyss

SpaceX has been very successful of late with pretty much everything it does. The company had a successful test of its Crew Dragon capsule not long ago that saw the capsule safely splashdown in the ocean. SpaceX has had great success with landing the reusable core sections of its Falcon rockets on a floating barge out in the ocean. Unfortunately, things didn't go well for the recent recovery of the Falcon Heavy center core.

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NASA and SpaceX team to test asteroid tech that prevents extinction events

NASA and SpaceX team to test asteroid tech that prevents extinction events

Yesterday was a pretty exciting day for SpaceX, and today things got even better. NASA announced today that it has selected SpaceX as the launch partner for its upcoming Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission in 2021. The mission will examine whether or not we can divert rogue asteroids headed for Earth by slamming spacecraft into them, which frankly sounds awesome.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket’s Arabsat-6A satellite launch was a success

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket’s Arabsat-6A satellite launch was a success

Humanity's most powerful rocket, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, had a successful second flight today, the company has announced. This flight followed the first Falcon Heavy test launch in 2018 and involved the Arabsat-6A, a Saudi Arabian communications satellite. All three of the rocket's boosters safely landed on Earth; the side boosters for this launch hadn't previously been used.

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SpaceX Starhopper Starship makes one small hop for mankind

SpaceX Starhopper Starship makes one small hop for mankind

Having nailed down Falcon 9 launches and landings, Elon Musk's SpaceX is setting its sights on the next literally big thing. Before its stainless steel Starship could take to the skies, however, its test version needs to make a few hops first. That first hop just took place at Boca Chica, Texas and the Starhopper survived to tell the tale, opening the door for future ground hops before the big suborbital one.

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Who sent the plush Earth toy to the International Space Station?

Who sent the plush Earth toy to the International Space Station?

If you'd seen the plush "Earthie" toy in photos of the International Space Station, you'd know it. It's basically a spherical earth in blue and green, with blue arms, blue legs, black oval-shaped eyes, and a circular black dot mouth. It's super cute, really - but where did Earthie come from? And the most obvious question - where can I get one to love and hold forever?

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NASA shares SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown video after milestone mission

NASA shares SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown video after milestone mission

NASA shared a video of the SpaceX Crew Dragon reentry and splashdown this morning, completing Demo-1 flight test in its entirety. This is a historic video - and event - due to its place in returning human astronauts to space via commercial means. Now that this test is complete, SpaceX can move forward with tests with humans onboard craft of similar stature.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashdown happens today

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashdown happens today

SpaceX made history this month becoming the first private space company to test a capsule meant for shuttling astronauts into space and returning them to Earth. The capsule is called the Crew Dragon and its first test flight launched without a hitch several days ago. Not long after the launch, the capsule docked with the ISS using completely automated means.

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