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Space X Project

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Bill Cao

on 8 January 2013

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March 2002: SpaceX is incorporated March 2006: First Flight of Falcon 1 - Falcon 1 is a two stage, liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene (RP-1) powered launch vehicle.
- First privately developed liquid fuel rocket to achieve Earth orbit
- Engine: Merlin Falcon1
Length: 21.3 m (70 ft)
Width: 1.7 m (5.5 ft)
Mass: 27,670 kg (61,000 lbs)
Thrust on liftoff: 347 kN (78,000 lbf) On August 2006, Space X was awarded $278 million by NASA for the demonstration of delivery and return of cargo to the ISS September 2008 Falcon 1 becomes first privately developed liquid-fueled rocket to orbit Earth December 2008- SpaceX was given $1.6 billion by NASA for a contract for 12 ISS cargo resupply flights July 2009 Falcon 1 becomes first privately developed liquid-fueled rocket to deliver a commercial satellite into orbit June 2010- SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket, which successfully orbits earth December 2010- Falcon 9's second flight initiates, SpaceX becomes the first commercial company to launch a spacecraft into orbit and recover it successfully December 2010- Dragon Spacecraft begins its first flight Falcon 9
- Uses Merlin engines (Liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene)
-Structural design is much like Falcon 1, wider in diameter

Length:69.2 m (227 ft)
Width:3.6 m (12 ft)
Thrust (sea level):5.88 MN (1,320,000 lbf) Dragon Spacecraft
- Free-flying reusable spacecraft, used for transportation of pressurized cargo, unpressurized cargo, or crew
- Makes history as it is the First private commercial vechile to attach to the ISS and send cargo (Completed in May of 2012)
- Only 4 governments had achieved this in the past ( USA, Russia, Japan, European Space Agency)
- Uses Draco Engines August 2012- SpaceX receives $440 million from NASA for the NASA Space Act Agreement
- Purpose is to develop Dragon for Human transport into space Grasshopper - Demonstrator Rocket in development
- Reusable Launch Vehicle
- VTVL (Vertical takeoff, Vertical landing
- Used to assist in the development of the reusable Falcon 9 rocket
- Testing began September 2012 Future Endeavors Future Endeavors "Falcon Heavy at approximately $1,000 per pound to orbit, sets a new world record in affordable spaceflight." Thank you for being such a wonderful audience
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