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  • NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

    August 18, 2017 8:57 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-NASA has launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites. The end of the era came with Friday morning's liftoff of TDRS-M (T-driss-M), the 13th satellite that's part of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite network. An unmanned Atlas V rocket provided the lift from... more »
  • SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for US government

    May 1, 2017 9:19 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX has launched a top-secret spy satellite for the U.S. government. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Monday morning from its NASA-leased pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It hoisted a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. Several minutes into the flight, the first... more »
  • SpaceX set to launch its first recycled rocket

    March 30, 2017 2:42 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX is about to launch its first recycled rocket. The Falcon 9 rocket is on the pad at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, poised for a Thursday evening liftoff. It's the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk has tried to fly a salvaged booster. The first stage landed... more »
  • SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion

    January 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    LOS ANGELES - SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket for the first time since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago. The two-stage rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Saturday morning to place 10 satellites into... more »
  • SpaceX shooting for mid-December launch, 1st since blast

    December 1, 2016 7:42 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX is shooting for a mid-December launch, its first since a dramatic rocket accident on the pad. Iridium Communications Inc. said Thursday that 10 of its satellites will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon rocket tentatively scheduled to take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on... more »
  • Chinese rocket re-enters atmosphere near California

    July 28, 2016 1:20 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere near California late Wednesday night around the same time many people shared video on social media of a mysterious bright object streaking across the night sky. U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn wouldn't say if the rocket ever posed danger to... more »
  • SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

    May 6, 2016 9:22 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX has done it again. For the second month in a row, the aerospace company landed a rocket on an ocean platform, this time following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite. A live web broadcast showed the first-stage booster touching down vertically early Friday on... more »
  • SpaceX says 2-foot strut snapped, brought down rocket

    July 20, 2015 5:32 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - SpaceX suspects a 2-foot steel strut snapped inside its rocket and led to last month's launch accident at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The company's founder and chief executive, Elon Musk, said Monday that these struts had flown many times before without any problem. But two minutes into... more »
  • SpaceX aims for pre-dawn launch to the space station

    January 6, 2015 4:39 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - A SpaceX rocket stands poised at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a pre-dawn flight to the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon capsule contains more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments ordered up by NASA. That's the primary objective for SpaceX. But the California-based company... more »
  • Branson vows to find out cause of spacecraft crash

    November 1, 2014 12:05 PM

    MOJAVE, Calif. - Billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson say he's determined to find out what went wrong during a test flight of his prototype space tourism rocket, killing one pilot and injuring another. Branson told a press conference Saturday in Mojave, California, that safety has always been the top... more »
  • Cause sought for space-supply rocket explosion Play Video

    October 29, 2014 3:29 AM

    ATLANTIC, VA - NASA and officials from a commercial rocket company are searching for debris and answers following the explosion of a rocket and cargo module that were to deliver supplies to astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Bill Wrobel is director of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island,... more »
  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail Play Video

    August 20, 2014 2:05 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce. Palestinian militants fired at least 7 rockets at Israel Wednesday, the military said. Some 30 airstrikes were... more »
  • After truce, rockets fired at Israel from Gaza Play Video

    August 8, 2014 1:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired a barrage of at least five rockets at southern Israel shortly after a three-day truce between Israel and Hamas expired. The military says one rocket was intercepted over the city of Ashkelon, and the other rockets hit open areas.... more »
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel Play Video

    July 24, 2014 2:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working with other U.S. government entities to assess the... more »

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