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Jul 28, 2015 01:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Crash investigators have found Scaled Composites responsible for the fatal SpaceShipTwo accident that claimed the life of the vehicle's test pilot last year.
Jul 27, 2015 12:45 PM ET // Alakananda Mookerjee, Icarus Interstellar
In September, the collective energy of a galaxy of deep-space mavens, futurists, technologists, engineers, and enthusiasts will converge on a Philadelphia university campus to try to meet humanity's interstellar challenge.
Jul 21, 2015 12:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A steel strut holding a bottle of helium likely gave way, causing the liquid oxygen tank in the upper-stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to over-pressurize, triggering an explosion minutes after launch last month, company chief executive Elon Musk said Monday.
Jul 14, 2015 09:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Baby planet Pluto gets its closeup -- or so scientists hope.
Jul 10, 2015 07:39 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Hints of what New Horizons will find have been trickling in as the piano-sized probe nears Pluto’s domain some 3 billion miles away. Continue reading →
Jul 9, 2015 07:59 AM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
NASA's New Horizons probe has officially begun to execute its sequence of Pluto flyby observations as it zooms toward its closest approach to the dwarf planet on July 14.
Jul 6, 2015 02:15 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Virtual reality tech suffered a blow last month when an experimental Microsoft headset going up to the space station got caught in an explosion.
Jul 5, 2015 07:44 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The probe is expected to recover in one to several days, according to NASA.
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