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Its much more than just the engine power under the hood. The first flight of the Falcon 9, a private flight, occurred in June 2010 and launched a strippeddown version of the Dragon capsule. This Dragon Spacecraft. Television Programs and Commercials Videotapes in the Media Resources Center UC Berkeley. The Bible refers to the olive tree as the tree of life. Olives, the ripe fruit of the tree, yield healthy monounsaturated fats and phytochemicals that act as. Miscellaneous. Endurance. Re entry at. 3. 5 Gs78Propellant. NTO MMH9Dragon is a reusable spacecraft developed by Space. X, an American private spacetransportation company based in Hawthorne, California. Dragon is launched into space by the Space. X Falcon 9two stage to orbitlaunch vehicle, and Space. X is developing a crewed version called the Dragon V2 formerly Dragon. Rider. The Dragon spacecraft was originally designed for human travel, but so far has only been used to deliver cargo to the International Space Station ISS. While carrying out resupply missions to the ISS, Space X has continued to work on the production of a human rated model. This model will be able to be controlled by the command center in Hawthorne, CA as well as by the crew of the spacecraft. During its maiden flight in December 2. Dragon became the first commercially built and operated spacecraft to be recovered successfully from orbit. On 2. May 2. 01. 2, a cargo variant of Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with and attach to the International Space Station ISS. Space. X is contracted to deliver cargo to the ISS under NASAs Commercial Resupply Services program, and Dragon began regular cargo flights in October 2. With the Dragon spacecraft and the Orbital ATKCygnus, NASA seeks to increase its partnerships with domestic commercial aviation and aeronautics industry. On 3 June 2. 01. 7, the CRS 1. CRS 4 mission in September 2. Space. Xs CEO, Elon Musk, named the spacecraft after the 1. Puff, the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary, reportedly as a response to critics who considered his spaceflight projects impossible. HistoryeditSpace. X began developing the Dragon spacecraft in late 2. Also in 2. 00. 6, Space. X won a contract to use the Dragon spacecraft for commercially supplied resupply services to the International Space Station for the American federal space agency, NASA. NASA ISS resupply contracteditCommercial Orbital Transportation ServiceseditIn 2. NASA solicited proposals for a commercial ISS resupply cargo vehicle to replace the then soon to be retired Space Shuttle, through its Commercial Orbital Transportation Services COTS development program. The Dragon spacecraft was a part of Space. Xs proposal, submitted to NASA in March 2. Space. Xs COTS proposal was issued as part of a team, which also included MD Robotics, the Canadian company that had built the ISSs Canadarm. An early Dragon pressure vessel, photographed during factory tests in 2. On 1. 8 August 2. NASA announced that Space. X had been chosen, along with Kistler Aerospace, to develop cargo launch services for the ISS. The initial plan called for three demonstration flights of Space. Xs Dragon spacecraft to be conducted between 2. Wilco Airbus A330 Fsx Download Aircraft. Space. X and Kistler were to receive up to 2. NASA milestones, but Kistler failed to meet its obligations, and its contract was terminated in 2. NASA later re awarded Kistlers contract to Orbital Sciences. Commercial Resupply Services Phase 1editOn 2. December 2. 00. 8, NASA awarded a 1. Commercial Resupply Services CRS contract to Space. X, with contract options that could potentially increase the maximum contract value to 3. The contract called for 1. ISS, with a minimum of 2. ISS. 2. 6On 2. 3 February 2. Space. X announced that its chosen phenolic impregnated carbon ablator heat shield material, PICA X, had passed heat stress tests in preparation for Dragons maiden launch. The primary proximity operations sensor for the Dragon spacecraft, the Dragon. Eye, was tested in early 2. STS 1. 27 mission, when it was mounted near the docking port of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and used while the Shuttle approached the International Space Station. The Dragon. Eyes Lidar and thermography thermal imaging abilities were both tested successfully. The COTS UHF Communication Unit CUCU and Crew Command Panel CCP were delivered to the ISS during the late 2. STS 1. 29 mission. The CUCU allows the ISS to communicate with Dragon and the CCP allows ISS crew members to issue basic commands to Dragon. In summer 2. 00. 9, Space. X hired former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox as vice president of their new Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Department, in preparation for crews using the spacecraft. As a condition of the NASA CRS contract, Space. X analyzed the orbital radiation environment on all Dragon systems, and how the spacecraft would respond to spurious radiation events. That analysis and the Dragon design which uses an overall fault tolerant triple redundant computer architecture, rather than individual radiation hardening of each computer processor was reviewed by independent experts before being approved by NASA for the cargo flights. During March, 2. 01. Space. X had been awarded an additional three missions under Commercial Resupply Services Phase 1. These additional missions are Space. X CRS 1. 3, Space. X CRS 1. 4 and Space. X CRS 1. 5 and would cover the cargo needs of 2. On 2. 4 February 2. Space. News disclosed that Space. X had been awarded a further five missions under Commercial Resupply Services Phase 1. This additional tranche of missions had Space. X CRS 1. 6 and Space. X CRS 1. 7 manifested for FY2. Space. X CRS 1. 8, Space. X CRS 1. 9 and Space. X CRS 2. 0 and were notionally manifested for FY2. Commercial Resupply Services Phase 2editThe Commercial Resupply Services 2 CRS2 contract definitionsolicitation period commenced in 2. January 2. 01. 6. The CRS2 launches are expected to commence in 2. On 1. 4 January 2. NASA announced that three companies had been awarded contracts for a minimum of six launches each. Space. X, Orbital ATK and Sierra Nevada Corporation won contracts. The maximum potential value of all the contracts was indicated to be 1. Bn but the minimum requirements would be considerably less. No further financial information was disclosed. The missions involved would be from late 2. Demonstration flightsedit. The CRS Dragon being berthed to the ISS by the Canadarm. COTS 2 mission. Interior of the COTS 2 Dragon capsule. Recovery of the COTS 2 Dragon capsule on 3. May 2. 01. 2. The first flight of the Falcon 9, a private flight, occurred in June 2. Dragon capsule. This Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit had initially been used as a ground test bed to validate several of the capsules systems. During the flight, the units primary mission was to relay aerodynamic data captured during the ascent. It was not designed to survive re entry, and did not. NASA contracted for three test flights from Space. X, but later reduced that number to two. The first Dragon spacecraft launched on its first mission contracted to NASA as COTS Demo Flight 1 on 8 December 2. Earths atmosphere. The mission also marked the second flight of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The Dragon. Eye sensor flew again on STS 1. Watch Record Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Return to Earth Tonight. NASA astronaut and biochemist Peggy Whitson will return to Earth as the planets new record holder for longest time cumulatively spent on space by an American or a woman this weekend, touching down in a Russian Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan at 7 2. Eastern. Whitson has spent the last nine and a half months in Earth orbit on the International Space Station, per the Washington Post, and counting her previous flights, will have logged 6. During her current mission, she also set the world record for oldest woman in space at 5. As the Post noted, she is also the only female astronaut to have commanded the ISS twice. According to the Post, one of the colleagues returning with her has spent even longer in the aether Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, who has cumulatively spent eight more days aloft than Whitson at 6. The current world record holder, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, spent some 8. Russians have long dominated both cumulative and single flight durations in space the single longest spaceflight record holder is Valeri Polyakov, who spent just short of 4. As Tech. Crunch noted, Whitson was scheduled to return in June but happily accepted an invitation to stay on the ISS longer when Russian space agency Roscosmos canceled a joint mission to the station earlier in 2. Also accompanying Whitson and Yurchikhin on their way home is US astronaut Jack Fischer, who will have spent 1. Whitson wrote she will hugely miss the freedom of floating and moving with the lightest of touch, especially those first few days after my return when gravity will especially SUCK, the Post reported. She will also miss the enchantingly peaceful limb of our Earth, adding, Until the end of my days, my eyes will search the horizon to see that curve. Watch Whitson, Yurchikhin and Fischers return in real time via NASAs live feed below.