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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:17
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:52
@Elon Musk @elonmusk
Landing gear of the mega thrust propulsive landing rocket done (next gen Falcon). First hops soon
Making large scale rocket propulsion landing work well is a critical step towards a fully reusable Mars transport system...
...which is the critical breakthrough needed for life to become multiplanetary.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:38
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 15:36
The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a scope meeting on SpaceX from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the International Technology, Education and Commerce Campus, or ITECC, on Mexico Boulevard. The meeting will take place in the ITECC center court and is open to the public.
A poster presentation is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m., with the FAA making a presentation from 6 to 6:15 p.m. Public statements will be taken after that time, with each statement allotted three minutes.
Salinas said Perry’s office is the one that connected SpaceX with Brownsville officials.
"The lead came from the governor’s office and there is no doubt in my mind that there is going to be support across the board for this project, including the governor’s office, which has bent backwards" for this project, Salinas said.
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NASA Ships Leave Portsmouth
Liberty Star and Freedom Star are preparing for Saturday's SpaceX launch.
The two NASA ships that have been docked at the New Hampshire State Pier left port this morning, heading to their mission support locations for Saturday's scheduled SpaceX launch.
NASA spokeswoman Katherine Barnstorff said the "Liberty Star" and "Freedom Star" left port around 8 a.m. The two ships had been docked in Portsmouth since last month in preparation for their mission involving the SpaceX launch. The launch was originally scheduled to take place on April 30, but got delayed due to weather.
According to NASA's website, this mission is "a demonstration flight by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, as part of its contract with NASA to have private companies launch cargo safely to the International Space Station."
Saturday's SpaceX launch is scheduled for 4:55 a.m. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule will occur from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
During the flight, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will conduct a series of check-out procedures to test and prove its systems, including the capability to rendezvous and berth with the International Space Station, according to a NASA press release.
The primary objectives of the flight include a fly-by of the space station at a distance of 1.5 miles to validate the operation of sensors and flight systems necessary for a safe rendezvous and approach. The spacecraft also will demonstrate the ability to abort the rendezvous. Once these capabilities are successfully proven, the Dragon will be cleared to berth with the space station.