Dragon

  • SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon capsule became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) in 2012, and after more than eight years, the company has launched a new and improved version to the ISS.
  • After almost two weeks of silence and speculation, SpaceX has confirmed that the Crew Dragon capsule that recently visited the International Space Station (ISS) was destroyed during a postflight ground test.
  • The timetable for the first manned flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon may have been thrown into question after the spacecraft appeared to suffer a serious engine malfunction. An "anomaly" was reported during a static fire test that may have resulted in the release of toxic rocket propellants.
  • On Friday at 8;45 am EST, SpaceX's Demo-1 mission to the International Space Station ended as the unmanned Crew Dragon command capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean about 230 mi (370 km) off the coast of Cape Canaveral in Florida after a six-hour flight from the space laboratory.
  • ​Following its successful liftoff and entry into orbit on Saturday, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft has ticked off another critical milestone in its first mission to space, successfully docking with the ISS following a first-of-a-kind maneuver
  • The United States took a major step toward returning to manned spaceflight when SpaceX's Crew Demo-1 mission lifted off today at 2:49 am EST atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • ​SpaceX has been sending its unmanned Dragon spacecraft on resupply missions to the International Space Station since 2012, and now a version decked out for human rides is edging closer to joining in the fun.
  • A SpaceX Dragon cargo flight to the ISS has been postponed until Wednesday due to moldy mouse chow. Originally scheduled to lift off today, the unmanned CRS-16 mission has been set back until 1:16 pm December 5, 2018 EST because food bars for a rodent experiment have gone off and need replacement.
  • NASA has announced the dates for the first flights of the commercial manned space capsules that will be used to ferry astronauts from the United States to the International Space Station (ISS).
  • NASA has released the names of the first nine US astronauts for the first four manned, commercial space flights. A mixture of ex-Space Shuttle crews and test pilots, the nine men and women will be the first to ride on an American-made and flagged spacecraft since the Shuttle was retired in 2011.
  • The 14th SpaceX mission to the International Space Station returned safely to Earth. The unmanned Dragon cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California at approximately 3:00 pm EDT on May 5, six and a half hours after the craft was released from the station.
  • SpaceX's 14th mission to the International Space Station (ISS), and the second to use a refurbished Dragon cargo ship and Falcon 9 first stage booster in a single mission, has successfully launched. Onboard the unmanned spacecraft is about 5,800 lb (2,630 kg) of experiments and supplies.