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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…

6 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