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This is from a SpaceX video showing the company's Dragon space capsule firing thrusters during a powered descent as it aims for a vertical landing at its launch site. (Photo: SpaceX)

The next Dragon is alien-like

The next version of the Dragon spacecraft built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX will look like something truly out of this world, according to Elon Musk, the company’s billionaire founder and CEO.

03/29/2013

The SpaceX Dragon is unberthed from the station's Harmony node as the sun begins to rise over the Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)

Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.

03/28/2013

The SpaceX Dragon is unberthed from the station's Harmony node as the sun begins to rise over the Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship leaves space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A privately owned cargo ship left the International Space Station with a full science load Tuesday and aimed for a splashdown in the Pacific.

03/26/2013

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Private SpaceX rocket launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday under a billion-dollar contract with NASA that could lead to astronaut rides in just a few years.

03/01/2013

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SpaceX on verge of 3rd supply run to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get another commercial shipment. The California company known as SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned Falcon rocket from Cape Canaveral on Friday.

02/28/2013

Dragon ship back on Earth after space station trip

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Another small step has been taken in the private space transport business. An unmanned Dragon spacecraft carrying a stash of precious medical samples from the International Space Station parachuted into […]

10/29/2012

SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial supply ship is on its way to the International Space Station. The California-based SpaceX launched its unmanned Falcon rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday night. Aboard the […]

10/07/2012

So Cal rocket prepares for lift off

HAWTHORNE (CNS) – While a retired Space Shuttle is about to crawl across Los Angeles, a rocket made just a few miles away is about to be launched as the first private enterprise booster to […]

10/06/2012

Law will boost California's space travel industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – With the space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight capturing the attention of Californians, Gov. Jerry Brown announced he had signed legislation intended to boost the fledgling private space travel industry. Brown said […]

09/21/2012

NASA picks 3 private firms to develop space taxis

(AP) – NASA has picked three aerospace companies to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the third phase of NASA’s efforts to get private space companies to take […]

08/03/2012

SpaceX capsule back on solid ground after flight

(AP) – The history-making Dragon spacecraft is back on solid ground. The SpaceX capsule arrived by barge at the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday. The unmanned supply ship splashed into the Pacific, west of […]

06/05/2012

SpaceX's historic mission complete

(CNS) – Nearly a week after making history by becoming the first private spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station, a capsule built by a Hawthorne-based aerospace company returned to Earth today, splashing down […]

05/31/2012

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