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Spacecraft Launches to Test the Hunt for Ripples in the Fabric of Spacetime

The European Space Agency successfully launched the LISA Pathfinder, a spacecraft designed to demonstrate technology for observing gravitational waves in…

6 years ago

More Spectacular Images from the MUOS-4 Launch

Skywatchers across Central Florida got an unusual view early Wednesday morning in conjunction with the Atlas V launch of the…

7 years ago

The Most Unique Rocket Launch You’ll Ever See

Have you ever heard of a girandola? I had not until we came across this video -- which is pretty…

7 years ago

SpaceX Could Launch 17 Rockets in 2015, Including the Most Powerful Rocket Since Saturn V

If all goes as hoped, SpaceX will have a very busy 2015. The commercial space company could launch as many…

7 years ago

High Winds, Technical Issues, and a Boat Delay Orion Test Flight

Wind gusts, an issue with valves on the Delta IV Heavy rocket, and an errant cruise ship all contributed to…

7 years ago

NASA Releases Photos of Aftermath of Launchpad Explosion

NASA released images of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia following the catastrophic failure of…

8 years ago

BREAKING: Antares Rocket Explodes at Liftoff

Seconds after liftoff, Orbital Science's Antares rocket exploded as it rose from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia.…

8 years ago

Every Falcon 9 Launch in One Image

If you're a fan of SpaceX, you'll love the website SpaceXStats. Writ large on the site are real-time countdowns to…

8 years ago

Awesome Video of a Satellite in Orbit

Here’s a great video from a camera mounted on the exterior of the TechDemoSat-1, an in-orbit technology demonstration mission from…

8 years ago

45 Years Ago Today: Relive the Historic Apollo 11 Launch

45 years ago today -- on July 16th, 1969 -- the Apollo 11 crew left Earth for the first human…

8 years ago