SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral, 6 January 2014 (via @Brosner85)

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral, 6 January 2014 (via @Brosner85)

for-all-mankind:

SpaceX successfully launched their first upgraded Falcon 9 rocket at 12pm EST (9am CST) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California today. Sporting an elongated first stage, the vehicle’s 9 Merlin D-1 engines are more efficient and arranged in what SpaceX calls an “Octaweb” pattern, versus the 3x3 grid-like pattern from before.

The rocket launched a Canadian space weather observation satellite, Cassiope.

Photos courtesy SpaceX and the LA Times.

shuttleisland:

avarenity:

crookedindifference:

Splashdown! SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth

DRAGOOOOONNNN….

Dundundunnnnnnnnnnnnndadragon!

colchrishadfield:

A Dragon approaches over sub-Saharan Africa - surreal juxtaposition.

colchrishadfield:

A Dragon approaches over sub-Saharan Africa - surreal juxtaposition.

kaiyves:

colchrishadfield:

A Dragon, snared and tamed by Canadarm2. Saint George ringing in a new era in the silence of space.

Woo!

kaiyves:

colchrishadfield:

A Dragon, snared and tamed by Canadarm2. Saint George ringing in a new era in the silence of space.

Woo!

(via shuttleisland)

T-49 minutes for the second operational flight (third mission including the initial test mission) of the SpaceX Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, 1 March 2013. 

T-49 minutes for the second operational flight (third mission including the initial test mission) of the SpaceX Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, 1 March 2013. 

for-all-mankind:

Logo for the Commercial Resupply-2 Mission from SpaceX, which launches at 10:10 EST this Friday, the 1st of March, 2013. I’ll be liveblogging the vent from the VAB roof/ Press Site at KSC the day of!

for-all-mankind:

Logo for the Commercial Resupply-2 Mission from SpaceX, which launches at 10:10 EST this Friday, the 1st of March, 2013. 

I’ll be liveblogging the vent from the VAB roof/ Press Site at KSC the day of!

elonenthusiast:


This photo by SpaceX, is NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and SpaceX founder Elon Musk check out the interior of the company’s Dragon capsule.
The photo is from a December 2010 article on NBC’s Cosmic Log website…who knew NBC had such a log? Pretty good read. I enjoyed the part where Musk talks about what he’d do if he was just looking to make money:


Musk said that if he was in this just for the money, he’d go back to setting up Internet ventures instead. “Making money there is like falling off a log,” he said. “I’m sure I can make something better than, say, FarmVille.”

elonenthusiast:

This photo by SpaceX, is NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and SpaceX founder Elon Musk check out the interior of the company’s Dragon capsule.

The photo is from a December 2010 article on NBC’s Cosmic Log website…who knew NBC had such a log? Pretty good read. I enjoyed the part where Musk talks about what he’d do if he was just looking to make money:

Musk said that if he was in this just for the money, he’d go back to setting up Internet ventures instead. “Making money there is like falling off a log,” he said. “I’m sure I can make something better than, say, FarmVille.”

(via womeninspace)

Mission highlights: SpaceX’s Dragon makes history

Dragon capsule after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, 31 May 2012 (photo by @elonmusk)

Dragon capsule after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, 31 May 2012 (photo by @elonmusk)

Inside the Dragon, International Space Station, 26 May 2012 - photograph by André Kuipers. 

Inside the Dragon, International Space Station, 26 May 2012 - photograph by André Kuipers.