SpaceX posted a really cool video of almost successful CRS-6 first stage landing, on “Just read the instructions” Probably due to some horizontal motion when touching down, the first rockets stage tipped over and explodes in a ball of fire. This could well be due to the strong wind, as can be seen on the […]
New Launch date: Saturday 10-01-2014 Time: 09:47 UT
It was already mentioned by SpaceX officials that SpaceX’s next landing attempt of Falcon-9’s first stage will be on a barge. Well it’s not a barge it’s a: Autonomous spaceport drone ship, with trusters.
Dragon has successfully been undocked from ISS and is underway to Earth with approximate 1500 Kg of cargo. consisting of scientific experiments and samples, personal crew items and other equipment. At this moment Dragon is the only spacecraft that is able to get back significant amounts of cargo from the ISS to Earth. Dragon safely […]
Dragon CRS-3 has safely land in the Pacific on 18 May 2014, at 19:05 UTC. This was a flight with many highlights. CRS-3 was the forth succesfull launch of upgraded Falcon-9 v1.1 and the firsts v1.1 launch of Dragon. It was also the first flight with the cool new landing legs. One of the miles stones […]
I really like Chris Hadfield, he is one of the rare astronauts that is really good in sharing his thoughts and experiences from his space flights and is able to take you with him on his journeys. In this Ted Talk Chris Hadfield talks about how primal fear works and what astronauts do to change […]
SpaceX released the anticipated footage of the landing of the first stage of the Falcon-9R CRS-3 mission. Elon Musk announced telemetry was conclusive, that the firs stage made a soft landing in the Pacific Ocean. As the rocket stage was destroyed by the heavy sea and SpaceX was only able recovered some bits and pieces, […]