SpaceX

This is SpaceX

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Published on Mar 14, 2013

SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Today, SpaceX is advancing the boundaries of space technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft.

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Mission Overview | Next Gen Falcon 9 Demonstration Flight

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Published on Oct 15, 2013

On Sunday, Sept. 29th, SpaceX successfully completed the demonstration mission of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket, delivering the CASSIOPE, CUSat, DANDE and POPACS satellites to their targeted orbits. Read more about the mission at http://www.spacex.com/news.

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Grasshopper 744m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)

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Published on Oct 12, 2013

On Monday, October 7th, Grasshopper completed its highest leap to date, rising to 744m altitude. The view above is taken from a single camera hexacopter, getting closer to the stage than in any previous flight.

Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up on atmosphere reentry, SpaceX rockets are being designed not only to withstand reentry, but also to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing. The Grasshopper VTVL vehicle represents a critical step towards this goal.

Grasshopper consists of a Falcon 9 rocket first stage tank, Merlin 1D engine, four steel and aluminum landing legs with hydraulic dampers, and a steel support structure.

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Next Gen Falcon 9 | Demonstration Flight

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Published on Sep 30, 2013

At 9:00 a.m. PDT on September 29, 2013, the upgraded Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a successful demonstration mission delivering the CASSIOPE satellite to orbit.

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Grasshopper Divert | Single Cam (Grasshopper vs. Cows)

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Published on Sep 8, 2013

No cows were injured during the making of this video.

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The Future of Design

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Published on Sep 5, 2013

SpaceX is exploring methods for engineers to accelerate their workflow by designing more directly in 3D. We are integrating breakthroughs in sensor and visualization technologies to view and modify designs more naturally and efficiently than we could using purely 2D tools. We are just beginning, but eventually hope to build the fastest route between the idea of a rocket and the reality of the factory floor. Special thanks to Leap Motion, Siemens and Oculus VR, as well as NVIDIA, Projection Design, Provision, and to everyone enabling and challenging the world to interact with technology in exciting new ways.

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Grasshopper 325m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)

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Published on Jul 5, 2013

On June 14, SpaceX’s Grasshopper flew 325 m (1066 feet)–higher than Manhattan’s Chrysler Building–before smoothly landing back on the pad. For the first time in this test, Grasshopper made use of its full navigation sensor suite with the F9-R closed loop control flight algorithms to accomplish a precision landing. Most rockets are equipped with sensors to determine position, but these sensors are generally not accurate enough to accomplish the type of precision landing necessary with Grasshopper.

Previous Grasshopper tests relied on the other rocket sensors but for this test, an additional, higher accuracy sensor was in the control loop. In other words, SpaceX was directly controlling the vehicle based on new sensor readings, adding a new level of accuracy in sensing the distance between Grasshopper and the ground, enabling a more precise landing.

Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up on atmosphere reentry, SpaceX rockets are being designed not only to withstand reentry, but also to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing. The Grasshopper VTVL vehicle represents a critical step towards this goal.

Grasshopper consists of a Falcon 9 rocket first stage tank, Merlin 1D engine, four steel and aluminum landing legs with hydraulic dampers, and a steel support structure.

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Falcon 9-Reusable (F9-R) 1st Stage Firing

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Published on Jun 10, 2013

Test firing of the first stage of F9-R–advanced prototype for the world’s first reusable rocket. The test took place at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in McGregor, TX, lasting 112 seconds. Unlike airplanes, a rocket’s thrust increases with altitude; F9-R generates just over a million pounds of thrust at sea level but gets up to 1.5 million pounds of thrust in the vacuum of space.

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SpaceX Fairing Separation Test

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Published on May 16, 2013

Video of SpaceX’s 5.2m fairing—designed in-house by SpaceX—undergoing testing in the world’s largest vacuum chamber at NASA Glenn Research Center — Plum Brook Station.

SpaceX’s fairing is used to protect a satellite during launch. Separation occurs when the rocket is traveling over 4x faster than a speeding bullet, nearly 10x the speed of sound.

The video is in slow motion.

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Grasshopper 250m Test | Natural Sound

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Published on Apr 23, 2013

SpaceX’s Grasshopper flies 820 feet, tripling its March 7th leap.

Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle that SpaceX has designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up in the atmosphere during reentry, SpaceX’s rockets are being designed to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing.

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Grasshopper 250m Test | Ring of Fire

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Published on Apr 22, 2013

SpaceX’s Grasshopper flies 820 feet, tripling its March 7th leap.

Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle that SpaceX has designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up in the atmosphere during reentry, SpaceX’s rockets are being designed to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing.

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Grasshopper 24-Story Hover Slam 3/7/13 | Multi-Angle

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Published on Mar 11, 2013

SpaceX’s Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to date to rise 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control.

Grasshopper consists of a Falcon 9 first stage and is 33.5 meters tall (110 feet). For perspective a 6 ft mannequin cowboy is on the rocket.

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Dragon is Grappled and Attached to International Space Station

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Published on Mar 3, 2013

The Dragon spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station at 8:56 a.m. EST on March 3, 2013.

Video sped up ~ 8x.

Footage courtesy NASA.

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SpaceX CRS-2 Launch to International Space Station

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Published on Mar 1, 2013

Liftoff of Falcon 9 and Dragon from Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Fl. March 1, 2013.

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Multi-Angle: Grasshopper 12-Story Test Flight 12/17/12

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Published on Dec 23, 2012

SpaceX’s Grasshopper takes a 12-story leap towards full and rapid rocket reusability in a test flight conducted December 17, 2012 at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Grasshopper, a vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTVL), rose 131 feet (40 meters), hovered and landed safely on the pad using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control. The total test duration was 29 seconds. Grasshopper stands 10 stories tall and consists of a Falcon 9 rocket first stage, Merlin 1D engine, four steel landing legs with hydraulic dampers, and a steel support structure.

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SpaceX CRS-1 Mission | October 2012

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Published on Nov 24, 2012

SpaceX CRS-1 Mission – First commercial cargo resupply mission to space station – October 7-28, 2012

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Grasshopper Two-Story Hop 11/1/12

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Published on Nov 5, 2012

On 11/1/12, SpaceX’s Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) hops nearly two stories (17.7 feet/5.4 meters). Duration was 8 seconds using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control.

SpaceX is working to develop vehicles that are fully and rapidly reusable, a key element to radically reducing cost and increasing the efficiency of spaceflight. The 10-story Grasshopper test vehicle consists of a Falcon 9 first stage, a Merlin-1D engine, four steel landing legs, and a steel support structure. It is being tested in successively higher jumps at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in Texas.

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Raw Video: Dragon Splashes Down in the Pacific

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Published on Oct 28, 2012

The first raw video from the recovery boat, as Dragon splashes down in the Pacific, 12:22PM PT October 28, 2012.

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Dragon Departs International Space Station, 10/28/12 (15x)

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Published on Oct 28, 2012

SpaceX Dragon departed the International Space Station on October 28, 2012 at 6:29AM PT. The only craft capable of bringing a significant amount of cargo to and from the station, Dragon departed with 1,673 pounds of return cargo. This is the return flight of the CRS-1 mission, the first of at least 12 official cargo resupply missions SpaceX will conduct for NASA. (Video sped up 15x.)

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How to Tame Dragon

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Published on Oct 12, 2012

After successfully capturing and berthing Dragon on October 11, 2012 as part of the SpaceX CRS-1 cargo resupply mission, astronauts onboard the International Space Station are looking forward to dessert courtesy of NASA and delivered by SpaceX. Over Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams’ right shoulder is a special photographic greeting from the SpaceX team.

In addition to the ice cream, Dragon also delivered critical supplies to the space station, including materials to support the 166 investigations planned for the station’s Expedition 33 crew, crew supplies, and 23 microgravity experiments designed by participants of NASA’s Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP).

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SpaceX CRS-1 Launch to International Space Station

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Published on Oct 7, 2012

Liftoff of Falcon 9 and Dragon from Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Fl. October 7, 2012.

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SpaceX CRS-1 Static Fire: 9/29/12

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Published on Sep 29, 2012

On September 29, 2012, SpaceX completed a successful static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket’s nine Merlin engines. During this test, SpaceX engineers ran through all countdown processes as if it were launch day. All nine engines fired at full power for two seconds while the rocket was held down to the pad. This is the last major all systems test in preparation for Falcon 9 and Dragon’s next mission to the space station, targeted for October 7.

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Grasshopper Takes Its First Hop / 9-21-12

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Published on Sep 24, 2012

On Friday, September 21, 2012 SpaceX’s Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) took its first test flight hop from the company’s rocket testing facility in McGregor, Texas. The short hop of approximately 6 feet is the first major milestone for Grasshopper, and a critical step toward a reusable first stage for SpaceX’s proven Falcon 9 rocket. As seen in the video, Grasshopper consists of a Falcon 9 first stage, a Merlin-1D engine, four steel landing legs, and a steel support structure. SpaceX is working to develop vehicles that are fully and rapidly reusable, a key element to radically reducing cost and increasing the efficiency of spaceflight. Testing of Grasshopper continues, with the next big milestone — a hover at roughly 100 feet — expected in the next several months.

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SpaceX’s Dragon to Return Americans to Space

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Published on Aug 3, 2012

In August 2012, NASA chose SpaceX to complete final modifications necessary to prepare Dragon for crew and return Americans to space. While Dragon is initially being used to transport cargo to the International Space Station, both Dragon and Falcon 9 were designed from the beginning to transport people. The Dragon crew vehicle will feature seats for seven astronauts, the most technically advanced launch escape system ever developed, and advanced environments and controls.

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Mission Highlights: SpaceX’s Dragon Makes History

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Published on Jul 17, 2012

On May 25, 2012 SpaceX made history when the Dragon spacecraft became the first privately developed vehicle in history to successfully attach to the International Space Station. Previously only four governments — the United States, Russia, Japan and the European Space Agency — had achieved this feat. This video features highlights from the mission, including:

May 22: Launch Day: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft into orbit from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

May 23: Dragon orbited Earth as it traveled toward the International Space Station.

May 24: Dragon’s sensors and flight systems were subjected to a series of tests to determine if the vehicle was ready to attach to the space station.

May 25: NASA gave Dragon the GO to attempt berthing with the station. Dragon approached. It was successfully captured by the station’s robotic arm.

May 26: US astronaut Don Pettit opened Dragon’s hatch and the astronauts entered.

May 31: After six days at the International Space Station, Dragon departed for its return to Earth, carrying a load of cargo for NASA. SpaceX completed its historic mission when Dragon splashed down safely in the Pacific.

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SpaceX Testing: Merlin 1D Engine Firing

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Published on Jun 25, 2012

SpaceX’s Merlin 1D engine has achieved a full mission duration firing and multiple restarts at target thrust and specific impulse (Isp). The engine firing was for 185 seconds with 147,000 pounds of thrust, the full duration and power required for a Falcon 9 rocket launch. The tests took place at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. The Merlin 1D builds on the proven technology of the Merlin engines used on the first three flights of Falcon 9, including the recent historic mission to the International Space Station.

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NASA/SpaceX Launch To Station — SpaceX Webcast

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Published on May 23, 2012

Official Launch Webcast from SpaceX for the COTS 2+ launch on 5/22/2012. Webcast shot live at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA.

Highlights:
44:27 – Launch
47:35 – Stage Separation
53:55 – SECO, Second Engine Cutoff
56:05 – Solar Array Deploy

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SpaceX Testing – Falcon 9 Static Fire

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Published on Apr 30, 2012

On Monday, April 30, SpaceX webcast a static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket’s nine powerful Merlin engines in preparation for the company’s upcoming launch. Engines ran for two seconds before a planned abort.

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SpaceX Testing – (Alternate Version) SuperDraco Engine

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Uploaded on Feb 8, 2012

This alternate version features the SuperDraco engine testing without music.
Original version is available here: http://youtu.be/PUUnYgo1-lI

SpaceX successfully test fires SuperDraco, a powerful new engine that will play a critical role in efforts to change the future of human spaceflight. These engines will power a revolutionary launch escape system that will make Dragon the safest spacecraft in history and enable it to land propulsively on Earth or another planet with pinpoint accuracy. In a series of tests conducted at SpaceX’s Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas, the SuperDraco sustained full duration, full thrust firing as well as a series of deep throttling demonstrations.

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SpaceX Testing – Solar Array Deployment

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Uploaded on Jan 7, 2012

Dragon’s deployable solar arrays were developed from scratch by a small team of SpaceX engineers. This video shows a solar array full deployment test using testing equipment developed by SpaceX as part of a NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) milestone.

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SpaceX Testing – Falcon 9, Flight 3

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Uploaded on Jun 30, 2011

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A 60-second long test firing of the Falcon 9 Flight 3 second stage, conducted at the SpaceX Test Facility in McGregor. Texas. The Merlin Vacuum second stage engine generates 92,500 lb of force in vacuum, and operates with a vacuum specific impulse of 342 seconds — the highest efficiency ever for an American hydrocarbon rocket engine. In flight the engine ignites about 3 minutes after launch, delivering the Dragon spacecraft to orbit about 6 minutes later.

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SpaceX Next – Commercial Crew

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Uploaded on Apr 27, 2011

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SpaceX Next – Falcon Heavy

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Uploaded on Apr 5, 2011

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Animation of the world’s most powerful rocket from SpaceX.

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SpaceX Next – Something Big Is Coming

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Uploaded on Mar 31, 2011

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SpaceX Next – Commercial Crew Development (CCDEV)

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Uploaded on Jan 21, 2011

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SpaceX’s proposal to accelerate evolution of the Dragon spacecraft to a crew transportation system

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SpaceX – Falcon 9, Flight 2

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Uploaded on Jan 20, 2011

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On December 8, 2010, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to recover a spacecraft from Orbit.

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SpaceX – Falcon 1, Flight 4

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Uploaded on Nov 12, 2010

A short compilation of highlights from flight 4.

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SpaceX Testing – Full Duration Orbit Insertion Firing

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Uploaded on Nov 12, 2010

A full duration orbit insertion firing of the Falcon 9 second stage, at the SpaceX Test Facility in McGregor, Texas. In flight, the engine will include a large expansion nozzle which improves its performance in the vacuum of space.

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Merlin Vacuum Engine Test – MDC

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Uploaded on Nov 12, 2010

A full mission duration test firing of the new Merlin Vacuum second stage engine for the Falcon 9, at the SpaceX Test Facility in McGregor, Texas. In flight, the engine will include a large expansion nozzle which increases the its performance in the vacuum of space.

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SpaceX – Cargo Delivery to ISS (simulation)

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Uploaded on Nov 12, 2010

Computer animation showing the launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, berthing at the International Space Station, and return to Earth. Courtesy NASA.

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SpaceX Tour – Texas Test Site

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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010

Tom Mueller, SpaceX’s VP of Propulsion, gives a tour of our Texas Test Site showing structural and propulsion test facilities in action.

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Elon’s SpaceX Tour – Cape Canaveral Launch Site

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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010

SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk gives a tour of the new SpaceX Falcon 9 launch site at Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida. Revised 11/09 with latest progress.

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Elon’s SpaceX Tour – Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Dragon

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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010

SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk takes us on a tour of the SpaceX Headquarters located in Hawthorne, CA , just outside of Los Angeles. Once a manufacturing site for the 747 aircraft, this 500,000 square foot facility is where SpaceX now designs and builds 80% of the Falcon line.

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Elon’s SpaceX Tour – Engines

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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010

SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk takes us on a tour of the SpaceX Headquarters located in Hawthorne, CA , just outside of Los Angeles. Once a manufacturing site for the 747 aircraft, this 500,000 square foot facility is where SpaceX now designs and builds 80% of the Falcon line.

More information on SpaceX:
http://www.spacex.com/
http://twitter.com/spacex
http://www.facebook.com/SpaceX

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Elon’s SpaceX Tour – Inspection and Simulation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xahiWQQKw7Y

Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010

SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk takes us on a tour of the SpaceX Headquarters located in Hawthorne, CA , just outside of Los Angeles. Once a manufacturing site for the 747 aircraft, this 500,000 square foot facility is where SpaceX now designs and builds 80% of the Falcon line.

More information on SpaceX:
http://www.spacex.com/
http://twitter.com/spacex
http://www.facebook.com/SpaceX

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Elon’s SpaceX Tour – Offices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFbrK_sRV9Q

Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010

SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk takes us on a tour of the SpaceX Headquarters located in Hawthorne, CA , just outside of Los Angeles. Once a manufacturing site for the 747 aircraft, this 500,000 square foot facility is where SpaceX now designs and builds 80% of the Falcon line.

More information on SpaceX:
http://www.spacex.com/
http://twitter.com/spacex
http://www.facebook.com/SpaceX

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SpaceX Testing – Merlin Ablative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHp0YMdfa0

Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010

Test of Merlin 1a engine with ablative chamber on Horizontal Test Stand 1 (HTS1), McGregor, Texas.

More information on SpaceX:
http://www.spacex.com/
http://twitter.com/spacex
http://www.facebook.com/SpaceX

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SpaceX Testing – Dragon Drop Test (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq7LgVX-Jdk

Uploaded on Nov 4, 2010

Visit: http://www.spacex.com/ for more information on SpaceX, Dragon, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, upcoming rocket launches, or Elon Musk.

SpaceX conducted the Dragon high altitude drop test on 12 August 2010 to validate the parachute deployment systems and recovery operations. An Erickson S-64 Air-Crane nicknamed “Elvis” released Dragon from 4.26 km (14,000 feet) altitude off the coast of Morro Bay California, north of Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Music Credit:
Two Steps From Hell “Freedom Fighters”

For more information on SpaceX:
http://www.spacex.com/
http://twitter.com/spacexer
http://www.facebook.com/SpaceX

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SpaceX Next – Crew Transport to ISS (simulation)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxjJgGn-7EU

Uploaded on Nov 4, 2010

Visit: http://www.spacex.com/ for more information on SpaceX, Dragon, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, reusable rockets, grasshopper, Mars, upcoming rocket launch, or Elon Musk.

This video illustrates SpaceX’s vision for providing crew transportation services to the International Space Station.

For more information on SpaceX:
http://www.spacex.com/
http://twitter.com/spacex
http://www.facebook.com/SpaceX

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SpaceX Testing – Falcon 9 Engine Test

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8-61AzLnlA

Uploaded on Nov 25, 2008

The full mission duration test firing of the Falcon 9 first stage lasting nearly 3 minutes. The nine Merlin engines produced 855,000 lbs. of thrust and consumed over half a million pounds of liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene during the test.

More information on SpaceX:
http://www.spacex.com/
http://twitter.com/spacex
http://www.facebook.com/SpaceX

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