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Third Falcon Heavy Launch Blasts 24 Payloads Into Orbit Including a Solar Sail. Doesn’t Quite Stick the Landing

In what Elon Musk is calling their "most difficult" mission so far, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket for the…

10 months ago

Good News: a SpaceX Cargo Resupply is Off to the Space Station. Bad News: Failed Hydraulics in the Grid Fins Caused the First Stage Booster to Crash Into the Ocean

SpaceX's sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft to orbit, but the first stage didn't quite…

1 year ago

Soyuz Launch Carrying Two Astronauts is Forced to Abort, Landing Safely Back on Earth

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two crew members to the ISS has experienced a booster failure. The craft executed an emergency…

1 year ago

Here’s What Really Happened to That Camera That Melted During a Rocket Launch

Footage obtained from Bill Ingall's melted camera shows exactly how flames triggered by the launch it was covering consumed the…

2 years ago

Station Astronauts Unload Cygnus Science; Antares Launch Gallery

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are now busily unloading nearly four tons of…

2 years ago

Antares Rocket Blasts Off from Virginia Bound for Space Station with Cygnus Cargo Ship and Tons of Vital Science Supplies

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully blasted off this morning, Sunday, Nov. 12, from…

2 years ago

The SpaceX Booster is Back in Town, Legs Quickly Detached: Photo/Video Gallery

PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - ‘The SpaceX boosters back in town! The boosters back in town!’ paraphrasing the popular…

2 years ago

SpaceX Matches ULA Single Year Launch Record with KoreaSat, Record Breaker On Tap: Photo/Video Gallery

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - With the stunningly beautiful Halloween eve liftoff of the commercial KoreaSat-5A telecomsat payload from the…

2 years ago

Spectacular SpaceX Falcon 9 KoreaSat Launch Lights Space Coast Sky with Halloween Eve Glow, Booster Lands at Sea

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - SpaceX delivered a spectacular Halloween eve delight with today’s Falcon 9 launch of a Korean…

2 years ago

Superb Weather Forecast for SpaceX Halloween Eve Launch and Landing from Florida with 1st Korean Satellite: Watch Live

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - After seemingly endless bouts of damaging rain squalls and flooding, Florida is at last living…

2 years ago