New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

Launch of SpaceX Dragon to Station

The third launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket occured today, May 22nd 2012 at 07:44 UTC from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The rocket carried the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft into orbit on it’s second mission, COTS 2+. This launch occurred after a scrubbed attempt on May 19th due to a high pressure reading from engine 5, after a visual inspection a faulty check valve was spotted to have remained open, after being replaced the rocket was cleared for flight.

COTS 2+ will have the Dragon fly under the International Space Station, test systems, abort scenarios and free drift ability of the spacecraft before if all goes well, berthing to the International Space Station’s Harmony Module making history. Dragon would be come the first ever commercial vehicle to dock with the Station.

The Dragon is carrying 520 kg of cargo including crew clothing, food and various equipment for experiments. It will also become the first cargo vehicle at the Station able to return cargo, It will return 660 kg of cargo including various hardware that has failed or needs returned for examination on Earth as well as some experiment items.

Source: NASA Television

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