Dragon has delivered more than 140,000 lbs of cargo to and from the @iss since 2012, but it was designed from the beginning to carry humans. These critical resupply missions also provide important flight heritage as we prepare to fly Crew Dragon.
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Dragon returned home last night after its five-week stay at the @iss, completing SpaceX’s sixteenth flight to and from the orbiting laboratory. The ISS badge signifies this Dragon’s previous trip to the station in 2017.
683 1932029:44 PM Jan 14, 2019
Falcon 9 lands on the Just Read the Instructions droneship after delivering 10 @IridiumComm satellites to low Earth orbit and returns to the Port of Los Angeles ahead of its next flight.
1306 2966657:02 PM Jan 13, 2019
Having delivered over 5,600 pounds of science and supplies, Dragon has completed its five-week stay at the @iss and will depart at ~3:30 p.m. PST on Sunday. The Dragon used to support SpaceX’s 16th resupply mission previously delivered cargo to the ISS in 2017.
1072 1371659:11 PM Jan 12, 2019
Falcon 9 launches 10 new @IridiumComm NEXT satellites to orbit; this was the eighth set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX has launched for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
957 26195410:16 PM Jan 11, 2019
Recent fairing recovery test with Mr. Steven. So close!
1443 1312562:51 AM Jan 8, 2019
Preparing to return human spaceflight capabilities to the United States, Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 went vertical at historic Launch Complex 39A in Florida.
1246 2042744:26 AM Jan 5, 2019
Falcon 9 launches GPS III SV01 to orbit—SpaceX’s 21st mission of 2018.
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Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 in the hangar at Launch Complex 39A, prepping for first flight next month.
834 1399809:27 PM Dec 18, 2018
Dragon completed its first flight around the world eight years ago today. Since then, Dragon has visited the @iss 16 times. Next year, SpaceX will take another important step with an upgraded Dragon capable of returning human spaceflight to the United States for the first time since 2011.
991 2284987:15 PM Dec 8, 2018
After launching Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to orbit, this Falcon 9 rocket booster completed its third landing this year and SpaceX’s 32nd successful landing to date.
1428 33144710:15 PM Dec 7, 2018
Falcon 9 launches Dragon into its targeted orbit, marking SpaceX’s 20th launch this year. Dragon is currently traveling an average of 17,300 mph on its way to the @iss with 5,600 pounds of critical cargo, supplies, and hardware. Capture is set for early Saturday morning.