Spacex

SpaceX counts down to ambitious ISS launch

Fri, 18 May 2012 19:03:19 -0700 Shaking off jitters, SpaceX counted down to liftoff of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station in what may be a historic mission for private spaceflight. http://news.yahoo.com/spacex-counts-down-ambitious-iss-launch-020319231.html

SpaceX readies ambitious ISS launch

Fri, 18 May 2012 13:19:59 -0700 Shaking off jitters, SpaceX counted down Friday to liftoff of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station in what may be a historic mission for private spaceflight. http://news.yahoo.com/weather-set-fair-spacex-launch-180542697.html

How to Watch the SpaceX Launch Online

Fri, 18 May 2012 13:49:36 -0700 Private spaceflight company SpaceX is scheduled to fly its Dragon capsule toward the International Space Station early on Saturday, marking the first time ever a privately built spacecraft will dock at the habitable artificial satellite. But if you're not near Floridas Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and don't want to miss the launch, there are still a handful of ways you can watch the … http://news.yahoo.com/watch-spacex-launch-online-204936862.html

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SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft Mission Begins Tomorrow Morning …

It's been nearly a year in the making, but SpaceX's historic mission to the International Space Station is on track to begin tomorrow with the blast off of its Dragon spacecraft. The unmanned mission will be a historic first for the … http://www.geekosystem.com/spacex-iss-mission-tomorrow/

SpaceX Preps For Historical International Space Station Launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his team of engineers have been testing their Falcon Rocket and Dragon capsule endlessly for weeks and if all goes well the. http://www.inquisitr.com/238784/spacex-preps-for-historical-international-space-station-launch/

SpaceX readies for launch this Saturday, May 19, 2012 – Boing Boing

If all goes according to plan, tomorrow, Saturday, May 19th, SpaceX will become the first commercial space flight company in history to head for the International Space Station. You can watch online, live, at SpaceX.com … http://boingboing.net/2012/05/18/spacex-readies-for-launch-this.html

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6 Responses to Spacex

  • Anonymous says:

    What Are The Primary Difficulties Associated With Launching Into Low-earth Orbit? Additionally, what are the technical hurdles that must be overcome and what are the primary drivers of cost? This inquiry is prompted by the hype surrounding tomorrow’s SpaceX launch to the ISS. Countries have been launching into low-earth orbit, geostationary orbit, and various others since the late 1950s and the modern launch systems are precise and beyond doubt. Why would it be considered such an achievement for a private company to do this? Surely, the ONLY achievement here would be that it’s not a nation-state undertaking this task…

    • Curator says:

      The hurdles for Space-X is the same for the American or Russian governments (or the other 20 governments that launch orbital missions). Building a lightweight, yet strong enough vehicle to withstand the blast of launch, the mach-3 to mach-8 slipstream through the atmosphere, and maintaining a satellite or vehicle through that environment.

      What Space-X doesn’t have that the American and Russian governments do is nearly unlimited funds. A failure or two is a sizeable chunk of their income – while the payload may be insured through Lloyds of London, the vehicle itself is not. When Apollo 13 failed to land on the moon, Grumman still got paid for building the lunar module, North American still got paid for the Command and service modules, and McDonnell-Douglas still got paid for building the 3rd stage; but if a private company fails in it’s endeavor, insurance may cover the cost of the payload – but the cost of the *rocket* is on the company itself. If it fails once, then twice – the people paying them to launch their products into space are probably going to go look for another booster.

      And *that’s* why it’s such an achievement – not for technical reasons, but for commercial ones.

  • Anonymous says:

    When Will Commercial Space Tour Take Off? Which commercial space company will be the first into sending people into space, some say virgin galactic, others say spacex. who do you think and if you know any other commercial space company’s let me know.
    el kaptain, if i cudnt afford it why the fuck would i ask the question dipshit!!! i have the money and im wanting to go NNNOOOWWWW!!!! im tired of waiting

    • Curator says:

      People have been going to space commercially for some time. Space Adventures has been sending people to orbit since 2001 on Soyuz capsules. Tourists have been to the old Mir space station and even the ISS. They have the same problem that the other newer companies will have. Only very rich people can afford it.

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