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  • SpaceX scrubs launch to ISS due to helium leak; reschedules for Friday

    SpaceX scrubs launch to ISS due to helium leak; reschedules for Friday
    Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX said its planned launch to the International Space Station has been delayed because of a helium leak on its Falcon 9 rocket. The company said it plans to fix the leak and prepare for the next launch opportunity on Friday,...
  • SpaceX cargo run to space station reset for Friday

    SpaceX cargo run to space station reset for Friday
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies canceled its planned cargo run to the International Space Station on Monday after a helium leak was found in its rocket's first stage, NASA said. The launch of the...
  • Computer glitch won't stop SpaceX's launch to space station Monday

    Computer glitch won't stop SpaceX's launch to space station Monday
    SpaceX, the upstart rocket manufacturer, plans on launching a cargo mission to the International Space Station despite a computer glitch that threatened to delay the mission. The Hawthorne company will go ahead with its 1:58 p.m. PT blast off from...
  • 2015 Honda Fit improves on space and fuel economy

    2015 Honda Fit improves on space and fuel economy
    If you're shopping for a fuel-efficient space-saving car, make sure to fit the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit onto your list. Even the outgoing car deserved that distinction; it thumped six newer competitors in a seven-car subcompact comparison back in 2012...
  • Faster Wi-Fi on flights leads to battle in the sky

    NEW YORK/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travelers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems. With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And...
  • Space entrepreneur seeks end to spy satellite launch monopoly

     Space entrepreneur seeks end to spy satellite launch monopoly
    A high-stakes battle is underway in Washington over launching the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin...
  • California Senate approves property tax break for space firms

    SACRAMENTO — Private space companies, such as SpaceX in Hawthorne, would get a local property tax break on launch vehicles, fuel, satellites and other gear under a bill approved overwhelmingly Thursday by the state Senate. The proposal, AB 777...
  • Virginia feels effects of NASA-Russia cold shoulder

    Virginia feels effects of NASA-Russia cold shoulder
    Last week, NASA cut most of its ties with Russia over the political crisis over Crimea, leaving observers wondering how it might impact space science and exploration — or even national security. The ripples are being felt even here in Virginia,...
  • Atlas rocket blasts off with secret U.S. military satellite

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday to put a classified satellite into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The 20-story tall rocket, built...
  • Weather Channel Agrees to Alter Program Lineup to Return to DirecTV

    The Weather Channel is set to return to DirecTV after a three-month dispute between the cable programmer and the satellite broadcaster, but not without some major concessions. To get back on the 20 million-subscriber service, Weather Channel has agreed...
  • DirecTV and Weather Channel ink carriage deal, ending dispute

    DirecTV and Weather Channel ink carriage deal, ending dispute
    The storm between the Weather Channel and DirecTV has finally cleared.  The network will return to the satellite television provider on Wednesday, the companies said, following a carriage dispute that had left the channel blacked out for DirecTV's 20...