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SpaceX has successfully launched

The SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon COTS 2 Demonstration mission has launched.

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SpaceX has successfully launched

The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spaceship has launched. History is in the making. The first private company attempts to fly to the ISS. If everything goes well the Dragon spaceship will reach the ISS in about 3 days. There are lots of tests that have to be performed before Dragon can dock on the ISS.

The SpaceX webcast is still going on.

 

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Getting your "space legs" in Earth orbit has taken on new meaning for NASA's pioneering Robonaut program. Thanks to a successful launch of the SpaceX-3 flight of the Falcon 9/Dragon capsule on Friday, April 18, the lower limbs for Robonaut 2 (R2) are aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Safely tucked inside the Dragon resupply vehicle, R2's legs are to be attached by a station crew member to ...
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Reusable rocket takes off ... LANDS!

Source: CNN

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket launched in McGregor, Texas. It reached about 820 fe ...
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Update: 10

Launch success propels SpaceX to new ventures

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As day turned to night in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the air was shredded by nine Merlin engines blasting off, driving down 1.3 ...
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Update: 8

'Veggie' To Expand Fresh Food Production On ISS

Source: RedOrbit

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A plant growth chamber called Veggie was delivered to the International Space Station on the SpaceX-3 resupply mission aboard the Dragon capsule. The Veg-01 plant experiment, containing red lettuce leaf seeds will be activated in Veggie in the space station and growth will be monitored. Credit: NASA Kennedy Sp ...
Source: RedOrbit   Full article at: RedOrbit 1 day ago, 4:39pm CDT
 

Update: 7

Launch success propels SpaceX to new ventures

Source: The Orange County Register

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As day turned to night in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the air was shredded by nine Merlin engines blasting off, driving down 1.3 million pounds of thrust. The Dec. 3 liftoff heralded a new power in the commercial satellit ...
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SpaceX Brings a Booster Safely Back to Earth

Source: MIT Technology Review

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The successful test of a soft touchdown demonstrates a capability that could cut the cost of space launches significantly.Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, took a step toward making spaceflight less expensive by reusing its rocket boosters during a mission on Friday to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket used for the mission, dubbed Commercial Resupply-3, or CRS-3, was th ...
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Update: 5

SpaceX shows off awesome Falcon 9 Reusable vertical takeoff and landing test flight (video)

Source: Extreme Tech

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Coinciding with SpaceX's launch to the International Space Station on Friday and its (not so successful) attempt at a soft landing, Elon Musk's company has released an awesome video of what the Falcon 9 Reusable should look like when successfully performing a vertical takeoff and vertical landing (VTVL). The video has accumulated an astonishing 2.5 million views in the last few days, which is rather heartwarming as it indicates that humanity in general shares my interest in ...
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) launched to space station

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When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was among the cargo headed to space ...
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Research in space could shed light on Huntington's Disease

Source: Southern California Public Radio

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An Expedition 27 crew member used a fish-eye lens to capture this image of a portion of the International Space Station.; Credit: Photo by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center via Flickr Creative Commons Early Monday morning, astronauts aboard the International Space Station fired up an experiment designed by Caltech researchers. If all goes well, the project will give scientists a better understanding of Huntington's disease, ...
Source: Southern California Public Radio   Full article at: Southern California Public Radio 2 days ago, 5:39pm CDT
 

Update: 2

'Easter Dragon' Pays a Visit to the Space Station

Source: Animal Planet

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday opened the hatch on the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship that arrived Sunday and began unpacking more than two tons of supp ...
Source: Animal Planet   Full article at: Animal Planet 3 days ago, 3:49pm CDT
 

Update: 1

Dragon is in Orbit!

So far the SpaceX launch has been a success. Dragon Spaceship is now in orbit.

 
May 22 2012, 3:00am CDT

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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