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Apr 24, 2014 05:02 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A robotic miniature space shuttle on a classified mission for the U.S. Air Force marked its 500th day in orbit on Friday, with no word about when and where the space plane will land. Continue reading →
Apr 24, 2014 11:48 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Bitcoin, the electronic peer-to-peer currency that sidesteps more traditional methods of payment, is about to be launched into space. Continue reading →
Apr 23, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Tariq Malik, Space.com
Two astronauts made quick work of their repair during the spacewalk.
Apr 21, 2014 04:49 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday opened the hatch on the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship that arrived Sunday and began unpacking more than two tons of supplies and experiments. Continue reading →
Apr 18, 2014 09:22 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Defying a bleak weather forecast, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Friday to send a Dragon cargo capsule on its way to the International Space Station. Continue reading →
Apr 14, 2014 04:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A helium leak on the launch pad has forced SpaceX to cancel their planned Falcon 9 rocket launch today, postponing the private company's third International Space Station resupply mission until another attempt on Friday. Continue reading →
Apr 14, 2014 11:44 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A backup computer failure on the International Space Station will not impact the SpaceX cargo resupply run planned for later today. Continue reading →
Apr 9, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Discovery Channel and sister network Science Channel will partner with the Google Lunar X Prize for a television mini-series about the competition. Continue reading →
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