September 7, 2011 Leave a comment
NASA footage of the Earth from orbit.
August 18, 2011 Leave a comment
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., also known as SpaceX plans to send a rocket to the International Space Station.
The goal would be to send an unmanned Dragon space capsule on a test mission to the ISS and dock with the station. If successful the mission would bring SpaceX closer to a $1.6-billion contract with NASA.
“NASA has given us a Nov. 30, 2011, launch date, which should be followed nine days later by Dragon berthing at the ISS,” the company said.
If the mission is a success SpaceX would become the front-runner for shuttling cargo and astronauts to the space station for NASA.