A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA. It was the second launch of a Dragon capsule by the SpaceX company.
AP (Mar. 1, 2013) The private SpaceX company launched an unmanned rocket with capsule to ferry a ton of supplies to the International Space Station. Once in orbit, some of the capsule's thrusters wouldn't ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 29, 2012) An unmanned cargo capsule has left the International Space Station and touched down in the Pacific Ocean.
The capsule, called Dragon, returned on Sunday with 759 kg of equipment and science ... watch video
AFP (May 30, 2014) The Dragon V2, seven-seat, spacecraft is unveiled by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at a press conference in Hawthorne, California, on May 29, 2014. The private spaceflight company’s new manned space ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 12, 2015) The closest thing to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon we’ve ever put in space is the Apollo crew module. What does 40 years of capsule improvement get you?
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Reuters - US Online Video (May 11, 2016) A SpaceX Dragon capsule, filled with more than 3,700 pounds (1,678 kg) of experiments, departs from the International Space Station and heads back to Earth. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Apr. 21, 2014 The Expedition 39 crew welcomed nearly two and a half tons of supplies and scientific payloads to the International Space Station with the arrival of the third SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo ... read more
Oct. 5, 2012 SpaceX is set to launch the first of a dozen operational missions for NASA to deliver more than 1,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station on Oct. 7. Launch time is 8:35 p.m. from ... read more
May 31, 2012 SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:42 a.m. EDT a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico, marking a successful end to the first mission by a commercial ... read more
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