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The SpaceX Crew Dragon could launch astronauts at the end of July, says the Russian source

A source familiar with the Russian aerospace industry recently informed the RIA Novosti state newspaper that NASA has provided the Russian space agency Roscosmos with an updated planning plan for the operations of the International Space Station (ISS), including a preliminary target for the first Space Dragon launch of Crew Dragon with astronauts aboard. According to the RIA, NASA's Roscosmos …

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Almost done: SpaceX still has to work before Dragon is ready for the crew

This article originally appeared in the SpaceNews magazine's March 11, 2019 issue. Among the thousands of spectators watching the Falcon 9 launch the first Crew Dragon spacecraft in the early hours of March of Kennedy Space Center out watched 2, few had a greater interest in the mission than Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. The two experienced NASA astronauts with …

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SpaceX Dragon capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown | News

An unmanned SpaceX capsule has successfully splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean after a short stay on the International Space Station (ISS). The return of the Dragoncraft crew to Earth on Friday morning capped the first orbital test Mission in US space agency NASA's long-delayed quest to resume its flight from US soil later this year. "Good splashdown of Dragon …

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SpaceX Crew Dragon returns home from the historic test mission

NASA Representative / SpaceX representative confirmed at 2:30 ET that the capsule had successfully cleared the space station. Crew Dragon is currently orbiting and is expected to jump off the Atlantic at 8:45 ET after spending six days in space for the unmanned demonstration mission. The capsule started on Saturday morning on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. He had around …

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SpaceX Crew Dragon now has to prove he can return to Earth in one piece

The first flight of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon capsule will end tomorrow when the spacecraft detaches itself from the International Space Station and attempts to land in the Atlantic with a series of parachutes. This is the last major milestone in the capsule mission – and perhaps the biggest challenge Crew Dragon has ever faced. The vehicle has to prove …

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