SpaceX - Space Exploration Technologies Corporation

SpaceX-LogoWht.jpg MISSION SUMMARY

Mission: SpaceX
Launch date: May 22, 2012 (successful)
Launch vehicle: Falcon 9 with Dragon spacecraft
Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch pad: Space Launch Complex 40
Destination: ISS
Landing: May 31, 2012; 8:15 a.m. MDT (successful)
Landing site: Pacific Ocean
Mission status: Active

Overview : SpaceX is an American space transport company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 space boosters, both of which are built with a goal of becoming reusable launch vehicles. SpaceX is also developing the Dragon spacecraft to be flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

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Falcon9_COTS1_Launch.jpg Falcon 9/Dragon Launch
Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lift off from Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., in its first demonstration flight for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, which will provide cargo flights to the International Space Station.

Dragon-COTS_spacecraft.jpg Dragon Capsule
Dragon capsule processing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Fact sheet: FALCON 9 ROCKET
Fact sheet: DRAGON SPACECRAFT
PDF: SPACEX PRESS KIT
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PDF: DRAGON CARGO MANIFEST

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