Monday, January 25, 2016
SpaceX Testing Landers In Texas
Space rocket developer SpaceX and NASA say they have been conducting testing of SpaceX's landers in MacGregor, Texas, as part of development of a spaceship that may one day land astronauts on earth using landing engines. NASA released images of testing from November, where the space agency and SpaceX ran tethered launch tests of the SpaceX astronaut landing pot, the SuperDraco, firing its landing engines. NASA said the "propulsive landing" tests are not aimed at the first SpaceX astronaut missions: those will use the more traditional, "safe" ocean landings using parachutes.