SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station this morning, where it was neatly snagged by the station’s 57-foot robotic arm.
SpaceX’s work in reusable rockets will get another push as scientists prepare Sunday for a launch and subsequent landing of the Falcon 9 rocket tonight.
SpaceX has been teasing potential Mars plans for a while now, but the company just announced a launch date—and it’s soon. They plan to launch to the surface of Mars in 2018.
SpaceX might have captured the news cycle this weekend by successfully landing its rocket on a barge, but they also successfully completed their primary mission: berthing the Dragon Capsule to the ISS, which they did at 9:57am this morning over Algeria.
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is making its first cargo trip back to the International Space Station (ISS) since its June attempt ended unexpectedly with the ship exploding itself, and its cargo, in mid-air. Watch today’s launch happen live right here at 4:43 p.m. (EDT). Don’t be late!
Hidden for centuries, an ancient dragon bursts forth, with only the tree roots that’ve grown around its skeleton keeping it from taking flight. What brought this mighty mythical creature back to life? What will happen next? And what, exactly, are the reactions of those two human figures at the left?
Provided that they stop spontaneously blowing up, SpaceX’s Dragon rockets will someday carry astronauts up to the International Space Station. It’s a long, potentially explosive road to a manned mission, but a recent ground simulation puts the team closer.
Two weeks ago, SpaceX successfully tested the launch abort system for its new commercial crew capsule, which is designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. The company has just released a first-person view video recorded by cameras mounted on the Dragon capsule, so you can take a virtual…
At 9 AM Wednesday morning SpaceX successfully tested the launch abort system for its new commercial crew capsule, which is designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. Everything went as planned, and you can watch the replay of the event here:
The Smithsonian Channel just uploaded this very silly but pretty cool animation of an hypothetical battle between a mighty dragon and an AH-64 Apache helicopter. Who do you think it will win, the mythical fire-breathing creature or one of the most lethal machines created by men?
Feared above all other dragons is the species of wyrm that makes the swamps and bogs its home. For it nests near shallow pockets of marshland gas, which it knocks loose and burns with its fiery breath whenever intruders come near.
Astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this sequence of the Dragon spaceship "breathing fire as it rendezvoused with [the International Space Station] last week." The spacecraft was firing its thrusters to adjust its course. The original video was quite shaky, so I stabilized it for your GIFing pleasure.
After a 24-hour delay due to rain, NASA and SpaceX finally launched the Falcon 9/Dragon spacecraft at 1:52 am ET at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on its three-day journey to the International Space Station. Now, you can watch the 15-minute spectacle thanks to NASA.
Today Nuance is releasing version 13 of its Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice-dictation software. More than just an automated memo-writer, Nuance hopes to make the software into a voice-control-everything feature for PC users. And it comes damn close to pulling it off.
Here's a fun little Google Maps easter egg: ask for directions from Snowdon to the Brecon Beacons in Wales, and it'll estimate travel time by car, bus, foot, plane, bicycle, or... dragon! The journey takes 21 minutes by the country's national emblem apparently, compared to 3 hours 20 minutes by car. [The Next Web]
John Brooker is a retired English gardener who one day got tired of looking at a straight hedge. After ten years of meticulous work he has transformed that straight hedge into an awesome 100-foot-long, 10-foot-tall dragon.
Angelina Jolie's fairy is more than a statuesque figure with glowing hands and a pair of horns in the latest Maleficent trailer. She's a dark-winged terror with the power of a fearsome dragon.
This new cool SpaceX photo popped in my Twitter feed right after reading how Putin is annexing Crimea to Russia in the same way Hitler annexed the Sudetenland to Germany back in 1938. I don't know what will happen next but this is yet one more reason why NASA should fast forward the manned use of SpaceX's Dragon…