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  • SpaceX unveils spaceship to fly U.S. astronauts

    SpaceX unveils spaceship to fly U.S. astronauts
    Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, on Thursday unveiled an upgraded passenger version of the Dragon cargo ship NASA buys for resupply runs to the International Space Station. Rather than parachuting down into the ocean, the new capsule is...
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal
    Elon Musk, chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., went on Twitter to suggest that his competitors hired an Air Force official in return for a big contract. The 42-year-old billionaire didn't offer backup for his accusations against...
  • Orbital Sciences, ATK to merge in $5B stock deal

    Orbital Sciences, ATK to merge in $5B stock deal
    Orbital Sciences Corp. and Alliant Techsystems Inc. said Tuesday that they plan to merge in a $5 billion deal, creating a new aerospace and defense company called Orbital ATK Inc. that will employ 4,000 people in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The top...
  • SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...
  • SpaceX set to launch upgraded rocket from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX set to launch upgraded rocket from Cape Canaveral
    Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is hoping the third time is a charm in its attempt to launch an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 rocket carrying a telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The company had originally planned on launching the...
  • SpaceX scrubs rocket launch at Cape Canaveral over technical issues

    SpaceX scrubs rocket launch at Cape Canaveral over technical issues
    After suffering through various technical issues with its Falcon 9 rocket, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX canceled its scheduled launch from Cape Canaveral. The company is targeting Thursday at 2:38 p.m. PST for its next launch attempt. SpaceX,...
  • Watch SpaceX launch telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral

    Watch SpaceX launch telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral
    [Updated 3:50 p.m. PST Nov. 25: SpaceX said it has canceled the planed launch because of technical issues. It has rescheduled the launch for Thursday at 2:38 PST. See the follow-up story here.]  Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is preparing to launch an...
  • NASA, JPL get set to study climate change on Earth in 2014

    NASA, JPL get set to study climate change on Earth in 2014
    NASA is getting ready to turn its scientific instruments toward our home planet with a trio of Earth-observing missions set to launch in 2014. The three missions will allow scientists to measure water, wind and carbon dioxide with greater precision, and...
  • The Antares rocket gets ready to roll

    The Antares rocket gets ready to roll
    The Antares rocket — ready to roll! The Antares is rolled out to the launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island in the wee hours Tuesday, preparing for its launch to the International Space Station, now scheduled...
  • Rocket launch from Delmarva delayed by space station repairs

    Rocket launch from Delmarva delayed by space station repairs
    UPDATE: The mission has been postponed because of repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Crew members aboard the space station are slated to take space walks Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to replace the pump, used to keep...
  • Ready to spacewalk? NASA astronauts to fix pump on space station

    Ready to spacewalk? NASA astronauts to fix pump on space station
    It’s official: NASA astronauts will have to step out into space to fix a faulty cooling loop at the International Space Station. Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins will take on the task, which will probably take two spacewalks and could stretch to...