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SpaceX launches first commercial spaceflight to the ISSPC AuthorityIt's lift-off for commercial spaceflight, as SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carries the Dragon spaceship to its rendezvous with the International Space Station. Holding out hopes for that package holiday to the Moon? That's still a little way off, ...and moreÂ Â»
EFE News Briefs for Tuesday, May 22Fox NewsAfter two postponements and an aborted launch this month, a Falcon 9 rocket of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. - SpaceX - blasted off at 3:44 am from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. NASA, which last year put an end to the era of ...
SpaceX's successful launch: 4 predictions for what's nextThe Week MagazineSpaceX's Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying a cone-shaped space capsule, named Dragon, filled with supplies headed for the International Space Station. Here, four predictions about what it all means: 1.and moreÂ Â»
Space X's Falcon 9 launch leaves dreamers behindScholars and Roguess unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifted off its launch pad at fabled Cape Canaveral. Its mission: to ferry 1200 lbs. of supplies and clothing to the astronauts on the space station, scatter some ashes of deceased humans like actor James Doohan (better known ...and moreÂ Â»
WATCH FALCON 9 LAUNCH: www.youtube.com | Join us: facebook.com | The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Dragon lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 3:44 am EDT. Eleven minutes later, Dragon was in orbit, solar arrays deployed. "Falcon flew perfectly!! Dragon in orbit, comm locked and solar arrays active!! Feels like a giant weight just came off my back," SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk said via Twitter. Docking with the ISS is scheduled to occur May 25 at 11:05 am, assuming Dragon passes a series of confidence-building tests planned for the capsule's first three days of on-orbit operations. The pre-dawn liftoff followed a May 19 launch attempt that was aborted at the last second when the Falcon 9's flight computer detected high pressure in one of the rocket's nine main-stage engines. SpaceX engineers traced the problem to a faulty check valve, which was subsequently replaced. "Today was the first of a number of milestones in this mission. What a spectacular start," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told reporters a little over an hour after the May 22 liftoff, which he described as "a picture-perfect launch." His remarks were carried live on NASA TV. SpaceX, meanwhile, issued the following mission timeline: May 23: Dragon orbits Earth as it travels toward the ISS. May 24: Dragon's sensors and flight systems are subject to a series of complicated tests to determine if the vehicle is ready to berth with the space station; these tests include ...
Sydney Morning HeraldSpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 To Orbit; Now Onward To The ISSPCWorldBy James Mulroy, PCWorld May 22, 2012 10:23 AM Launch of Falcon 9/Dragon to ISS, Credit: SpaceXOn Tuesday morning, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket, shooting the Dragon capsule into orbit. This launch mission is part of NASA's COTS ...SpaceX In Orbit â€“ Succesful Launch of Falcon 9 RocketWired NewsSpaceX Launches Falcon 9-Dragon on Historic MissionProduct Design & DevelopmentSpaceX Falcon 9 rocket heads for International Space StationKXXV News Channel 25Los Angeles TimesÂ -Space Ref (press release)all 4,346 news articlesÂ Â»
Christian Science MonitorSpaceX & Scotty: Falcon 9 Launches Star Trek Actor's Ashes Into OrbitHuffington PostThe ashes of the actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the 1960s television series "Star Trek," were launched to space this morning (May 22) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The unmanned Falcon 9 blasted off at 3:44 am EDT (0744 GMT) from here at the ...SpaceX takes Star Trek's 'Scotty' to the Final FrontierChristian Science MonitorBeam 'em up: 'Star Trek' actor's ashes go in orbitThe Seattle TimesThe Secret Celebrities on SpaceXABC NewsUSA TODAYÂ -WKMG OrlandoÂ -CBS Newsall 272 news articlesÂ Â»
AIAA Congratulates SpaceX on Successful Launch of Its Dragon CapsuleSYS-CON Media (press release)(SpaceX) on the successful launch of its Dragon capsule this morning from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The capsule, borne aloft on the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster rocket, is expected to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) later this week, ...and moreÂ Â»
During a press briefing at The Kennedy Space Center on May 22, SpaceX and NASA officials discussed the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station. Falcon 9 and Dragon lifted off Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:44 am EDT. On Thursday, May 24, Dragon will perform a flyby of the space station at a distance of approximately 1.5 miles to validate the operation of sensors and flight systems necessary for a safe rendezvous and approach. Following analysis of the flyby by NASA and SpaceX managers, the Dragon capsule will be cleared to rendezvous and berth with the space station on Friday, May 25, marking the first time a commercial company has attempted this feat.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule is safely in orbit with its power-producing solar arrays deployed following a successful launch aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff came on time at 3:44 am EDT to set the cargo-carrying spacecraft on a course to rendezvous with the International Space Station. This mission is a test flight for the Dragon under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services contract known as COTS.
Cape Canaveral, FL USA This is the view from across the water from the launchpad as the rocket lifted off to rendezvous with the ISS. It was a historic moment as the start of a new commercial era. SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon Capsule Rocket Launch 5 22 2012 3:44AM EST Filmed by Matt Lazin (email@example.com)
FULL LAUNCH: www.youtube.com Launch replays of the third launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket occured today, May 22nd 2012 at 07:44 UTC from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The rocket carried the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft into orbit on it's second mission, COTS 2+. This launch occurred after a scrubbed attempt on May 19th due to a high pressure reading from engine 5, after a visual inspection a faulty check valve was spotted to have remained open, after being replaced the rocket was cleared for flight. COTS 2+ will have the Dragon fly under the International Space Station, test systems, abort scenarios and free drift ability of the spacecraft before if all goes well, berthing to the International Space Station's Harmony Module making history. Dragon would be come the first ever commercial vehicle to dock with the Station. The Dragon is carrying 520 kg of cargo including crew clothing, food and various equipment for experiments. It will also become the first cargo vehicle at the Station able to return cargo, It will return 660 kg of cargo including various hardware that has failed or needs returned for examination on Earth as well as some experiment items.
The California-based private SpaceX company has successfully carried out the lift-off of the first commercial supply flight to the International Space Station. An earlier planned launch was aborted over the weekend due to technical problems. The Dragon capsule is due to spend a week at the space station before being cut loose and parachuting into the Pacific. Subscribe to RT! www.youtube.com Watch RT LIVE on our website rt.com Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com Follow us on Twitter twitter.com Follow us on Google+ plus.google.com RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 500 million YouTube views benchmark.
This is the successful launch attempt of the Falcon 9 Dragon system by SpaceX on May 22nd, 2012 (5/22/2012). The Falcon 9 successfully lifted off at 3:44am EST, and 11 minutes 38 seconds into the flight, successfully deployed both solar power arrays. This video begins at T-1:15 and continues on through the successful deployment of the solar power arrays, in high definition (HD) quality. Full webcast will be made available shortly. 1:13 - Liftoff of Falcon 9 / Dragon. 4:19 - Main engine cutoff. 10:51 - Second engine cutoff. 11:19 - Dragon spacecraft separation. 12:52 - Solar array deployment.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule lift off May 22, 2012, from Cape Canaveral Air Force station in FLorida to begin a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. Fonte: www.nasa.gov
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LAUNCH REPLAYS: www.youtube.com The third launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket occured today, May 22nd 2012 at 07:44 UTC from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The rocket carried the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft into orbit on it's second mission, COTS 2+. This launch occurred after a scrubbed attempt on May 19th due to a high pressure reading from engine 5, after a visual inspection a faulty check valve was spotted to have remained open, after being replaced the rocket was cleared for flight. COTS 2+ will have the Dragon fly under the International Space Station, test systems, abort scenarios and free drift ability of the spacecraft before if all goes well, berthing to the International Space Station's Harmony Module making history. Dragon would be come the first ever commercial vehicle to dock with the Station. The Dragon is carrying 520 kg of cargo including crew clothing, food and various equipment for experiments. It will also become the first cargo vehicle at the Station able to return cargo, It will return 660 kg of cargo including various hardware that has failed or needs returned for examination on Earth as well as some experiment items.
At 0744 GMT (3:44 am EDT) a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft successfully lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch complex 40 for its maiden voyage to the International Space Station on its second demonstration flight as part of the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program.
The first private company to take on a international space mission in American history luanched the Falcon 9 on 5/21/12 at about 4:50p.m. MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE!
05/22/2012 SpaceX is success with it's second attempt at launching Falcon 9, the first private mission to the International Space Station. LeakSource.wordpress.com
SPACEX FALCON 9 ROCKET, DRAGON CAPSULE BLAST OFFChicago TribuneSPACEX FALCON 9 ROCKET, DRAGON CAPSULE BLAST OFF FOR TRIAL RUN TO SPACE STATION-NASA.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule lift off May 22, 2012, from Cape Canaveral Air Force station in Florida to begin a demonstration mission to the International Space Station.
...first-ever commercial flight to the International Space Station on May 22, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches the unmanned Dragon capsule into orbit on May 22, 2012. This still from a SpaceX webcast shows the planned...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) â€” A new private supply ship for the International Space Station remained stuck on the ground Saturday after rocket engine trouble led to a last-second abort of the historic flight. All nine engines for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life Saturday morning. But with a mere half-second remaining before liftoff, the onboard computers automatically shut everything down. So instead of blasting off on a delivery mission to the space station, the rocket stayed on its launch pad amid a plume of engine exhaust. Even NASA's most seasoned launch commentator was taken off-guard. "Three, two, one, zero and liftoff," announced commentator George Diller, his voice trailing as the rocket failed to budge. "We've had a cutoff. Liftoff did not occur." SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said that high combustion chamber pressure in engine No. 5 was to blame and that technicians would conduct an inspection later in the day. If the engine needs to be replaced, a spare is available.
This is the May 19, 2012 aborted launch of the SpaceX Dragon / Falcon 9 demonstration flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The countdown proceeded normally, with full ignition of all nine rockets. The launch was aborted within a half second of lift-off when a sensor detected an excessive pressure reading in engine 5. The next earliest launch opportunity is May 22, 2012.
This is the aborted launch attempt of the Falcon 9 Dragon system by SpaceX on May 19th, 2012 (5/19/2012). There was a problem in the 5th booster engine at T-0. The launch is rescheduled for 5/22/2012. This is the entire hour-long webcast, in high definition (HD) quality.
During a press briefing at The Kennedy Space Center on May 19, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell and NASA Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Manager Alan Lindenmoyer discussed the launch abort of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station. Early data shows that high chamber pressure in Engine #5 caused a cutoff of all nine engines at T- 0.5 seconds. SpaceX will continue to look at the data and inspect the engine before setting a new launch date. The next possible opportunity is May 22 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
On Saturday, May 19, SpaceX aborted the planned launch of its Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule on a demonstration flight toward the International Space Station. Early data shows that high chamber pressure in Engine #5 caused a cutoff of all nine engines at T- 0.5 seconds. SpaceX will continue to look at the data and inspect the engine before setting a new launch date. The next possible opportunity is May 22 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Includes footage of launch abort and interview excerpts from Post-scrub briefing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
05/19/2012 The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch was aborted Saturday morning at Cape Canaveral, Florida only half a second before it was set to blast off due to an engine glitch. LeakSource.wordpress.com
Launch Fail at Florida. Reason (thx to FirmB1ade): Detectedď»ż high combustion chamber pressure in engine 5. Software called abort at T-0.5 seconds. They could have gone again had it not been for the window closing. They had this problem on the first Falcon 9 launch and went again in the same window with success.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 aborted its launch moments after its engines ignited when computers detected higher pressure readings than allowed. The center engine pressure built above limits and a shutdown occurred one-half second before liftoff. The Launch Has Now Been Rescheduled To The 22nd Of May
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is all fueled up and ready to go for Saturday's scheduled launch of the first commercial spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.
Falcon 9 is a rocket-powered spaceflight launch system designed and manufactured by SpaceX, headquartered in Hawthorne, California. Both stages of its two-stage-to-orbit vehicle use liquid oxygen (LOX) and rocket-grade kerosene (RP-1) propellants. The Falcon 9 can lift payloads of 10450 kilograms (23000 lb) to low Earth orbit, and 4450 kilograms (9800 lb) to geostationary transfer orbit, which places the Falcon 9 design in the medium-lift range of launch systems. The Dragon is a reusable spacecraft developed by SpaceX, a private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California in the United States of America. During its uncrewed maiden flight in December 2010, it became the first commercially-built and operated spacecraft ever to be recovered successfully from orbit.
The 22 May Launch : www.youtube.com Falcon 9 with Dragon fails to launch Saturday 4:55 AM EDT . " The computer saw a paramenter out of spec that caused the engines to shut down" "Inspections found a faulty check valve on engine #5. Weď»ż are replacing tonight. Next attempt Tuesday, 5/22 at 3:44 AM ET"
Launch aborted due to out-of-bounds engine parameter. Launch aborted on 19th May 2012. Next launch window is Tuesday 22nd May 2012 @ 3.44am EDT With this launch SpaceX was to become the first ever commerical / private company to launch a resupply mission to ISS.
NASA and Space Exploration Technologies invited a group of their social media followers to a NASA Social at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event was in anticipation of the launch of SpaceX's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift off at 4:55 am EDT on May 19, in an attempt to become the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station.
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How a rocket or rocket engine works to go from the surface of the Earth to Space. The example used is SpaceX's Falcon 9 both with their Dragon capsule to go to the International Space Station (ISS) and with Astrobotic Technology's Griffin lander and Red Rover rover to the moon. As well, a simple single stage rocket is used to explain some simple concepts. Newton's 1st and 3rd laws, just two of Newton's three laws of motion, are explained along with how they work with gravity to allow rockets to fly and to orbit. What orbiting is is also explained. Solid fuel rockets, liquid fuel rockets and hybrid fuel rockets are also covered. And lastly, how multiple stages are used to get to space, SpaceX's 2 stage rocket with the Falcon 9 as the first stage being used as the example. For info about current events and the near future of human space travel, visit: rimstar.org 3D computer generated animation done using Blender 2.59. rimstar.org
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On Monday, April 30, SpaceX webcast a static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket's nine powerful Merlin engines in preparation for the company's upcoming launch. Engines ran for two seconds before a planned abort. Visit: www.spacex.com for more information on SpaceX, Dragon, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, reusable rockets, grasshopper, Mars, upcoming rocket launch, or Elon Musk. For more information on SpaceX: www.spacex.com twitter.com www.facebook.com
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was rolled to the company's Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on April 29. The rocket then was lifted into place for a static fire test of the rocket's Merlin engines on April 30. Time lapse video also captured the preparations for the launch rehearsal on April 29. During the test, SpaceX engineers ran through all countdown processes as though it were launch day. The exercise ended with all nine engines firing at full power for two seconds. The test validated systems for the upcoming launch of Falcon 9 on a demonstration mission as part of NASA's plan for private companies to launch cargo safely to the International Space Station.
Mother Nature NetworkWatch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket test fire in advance of launchCNETIt's scheduled for launch toward the International Space Station on May 7. by Eric Mack April 30, 2012 3:53 PM PDT Follow @ericcmack The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket passed a static fire test today in preparation for next month's launch. The SpaceX Falcon 9 ...Next Monday's SpaceX Falcon 9 launch date in doubtSpaceflight NowSpaceX Falcon 9 Set for Critical Engine Test Firing on Monday, April 30Phys.OrgSpaceX test fires Falcon 9 rocket, vehicle for first commercial space capsuleMother Nature NetworkFlorida TodayÂ -Space.comall 344 news articlesÂ Â»
SpaceX fired up the Falcon 9 COTS 2+ nine main engines today, April 30th 2012, at 20:15 UTC. The engines fired for two seconds for engineers to go through the data and ensure the vehicle is ready for launch, set for May 7th 2012, at 13:38 UTC. The engine firing was originally set for 19:00 UTC but a hold at T-47 seconds caused a reset in the launch countdown, The hold was due to a limit being improperly configured which caused a red line abort.
About 45 minutes after the countdown was aborted at T-0:47min, the countdown was again resumed at T-13:00min. At T-0.00 the nine Merlin 1C-engines began to fire for 2 seconds as planned. Test occured at 22:15 CEST, which is 20:15 UTC, on 30.04.2012 With this success, the anticipated launch date remains on the 7th of May 2012.
This is a short video of the static test fire of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule. Static fire test occurred after a short countdown abort.
...in history to put a spacecraft into orbit and return it safely to Earth. With the retirement of the space shuttle, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft will soon carry cargo, and one day astronauts, to and from the International Space Station for...