Tag Archives: Falcon 9

SpaceX Launches Dragon Toward ISS

Falcon 9 Ignition Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Liftoff Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Ascent Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Downrange Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Separation of the Second Stage Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Spaceflight, International Space Station, NASA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CCDev2 – SpaceX

Cady Coleman and Scott Kelley in the Dragon Image Credit: SpaceX This is the final entry concerning the second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. NASA awarded $75 million to spaceX to develop a revolutionary launch … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Spaceflight, International Space Station, Space Transportation | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

CCDev2 – Boeing

Boeing CST-100 Image Credit: Boeing NASA announced the second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. Boeing was the big winner in CCDev-2, getting $92.3 million, on top of the $18 million it won last year. The … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Spaceflight, International Space Station, Space, Space Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Astrobotic Technology Signs SpaceX Contract for Lunar XPrize Mission

Falcon 9 / Lunar Mission Image Credit: Astrobotic Technology Astrobotic Technology, Inc., a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University, announced the signing of a contract with SpaceX to launch its Lunar XPrize mission using a Falcon 9 rocket. Astrobotic intends to … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Spaceflight, Science, Space Business | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

ATV-2 Johannes Kepler

Keeping the International Space Station (ISS) supplied will become an increasing challenge with the retirement of the US Space Shuttle in 2011. This is the first in a series to look at how the ISS will be serviced for the … Continue reading

Posted in NASA, Space, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Pintle Injector Rocket Engines

by Dave Fischer We have had several queries concerning “pintle injectors” (make sure you read the last paragraph of this post), as these are mentioned in the Space-X page on the Falcon 9, where it refers to the Merlin rocket … Continue reading

Posted in NASA, Science, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments