Tag Archives: SpaceX

ISS and the Search for SpaceX Crew Dragon

I've always enjoyed photographing the night sky. Because space is a near and dear topic for us at OWC and the Rocket Yard blog, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try and shoot the SpaceX Crew Dragon as it...

Go Go Go Dragon! SpaceX Launch Makes History Again

SpaceX’s Dragon 2 spacecraft, powered by a Falcon 9 rocket, on the lunchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.Image: David J. Phillip / AP Update 5/27:Due to weather concerns, NASA has postponed the launch until Saturday, May 30th at 3:22 PM...

Artist rendering of Blue Origin Rocket

Florida’s Space Coast: Old Memories, New Energy

When I’m not writing articles for The Rocket Yard, I’m often traveling around the world with my wife, a recently retired engineer who spent 37 years in the rocket (Titan launch vehicle) and satellite business. We’re currently on a short trip to Florida prior to leaving on a cruise, which gave my spouse the chance to relive some of her career years at Kennedy Space Center. What we found was that the Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach / KSC area — also known as the Space Coast — is being rejuvenated by new entrants into the space industry.

Hot Read: Video Shows SpaceX Plans for Self-Landing Rocket

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that we here at the OWC Blog have a particular fascination with rockets. We named it the Rocket Yard, after all! And there’s one recent rocket mission that has especially caught our glued-to-the-sky eyes. Elon...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With ISS

Wrapping up this week's story, the SpaceX Dragon capsule finally docked with the International Space Station earlier today, making it the first privately-owned craft to dock at the station. Aboard were a number of supplies, experiments and the cremated remains...

SpaceX to Make Second Attempt Tomorrow Morning

In case you missed the news, SpaceX’s launch attempt for a rendezvous with the International Space Station had to be scrapped just before lift off on Saturday. According to a press release from the company, the launch “was aborted when...

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