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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

SpaceX Launches Six Commercial Satellites on Falcon 9; Landing Test Ends in “Kaboom”

SpaceX successfully launched six ORBCOMM advanced telecommunications satellites into orbit on Monday, July 14, to significantly upgrade the speed and…

8 years ago

Timelapse: Watch the Antares Rocket Go Vertical on the Launch Pad

Now standing at attention, ready for duty! At about 3:30 p.m. on July 10, Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket was raised…

8 years ago

Original Drawing of MAVEN Launch is a Throwback to the Early Days of Space Exploration

We’ve seen some great images from the launch of the MAVEN spacecraft earlier this week, but this original drawing of…

9 years ago

Celebrating MAVEN’s Launch, Planetary Style

If you can't attend a rocket launch live, the next best thing might be watching it on a big screen,…

9 years ago

Watch MAVEN Launch Live!

Live streaming video by Ustream Once again, we're heading to Mars! At 18:28 UTC (1:28 p.m. EST), NASA's Mars Atmosphere…

9 years ago

Watch Live: Commercial Antares Rocket Launches to Space Station

UPDATE: Orbital Sciences successfully launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the…

9 years ago

Advanced Satellite Blasts Off from Cape Canaveral: Launch Gallery

Early this morning a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral in a gorgeous pre-dawn launch,…

9 years ago

Absolutely Incredible Photo: Frog Launches With LADEE

Oh my! We're not sure to laugh or cry on this one (maybe both). This frog gives new meaning to…

9 years ago

LADEE Launch: Images and Videos from Our Readers

NASA's newest mission to the Moon, LADEE, launched from Wallops Island in Virginia, lighting up the sky along the US…

9 years ago