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Feb 10, 2016 12:17 PM ET // Irene Klotz
SpaceX returns to Florida this month for its second launch of the year, a commercial mission to deliver a communications spacecraft into orbit -- plus a possible ocean rocket landing.
Jan 19, 2016 10:38 AM ET // AFP
A bright orange zinnia has blossomed aboard the International Space Station.
Jan 18, 2016 03:13 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After a bullseye landing on Sunday, SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster toppled over and exploded -- here's the video.
Jan 17, 2016 04:14 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off through thick fog in California to send an ocean science satellite on its way to orbit, then flipped around and tried to land itself on a platform floating in the Pacific Ocean.
Jan 15, 2016 11:10 AM ET // AFP
Each step of the six-and-a-half hour historic spacewalk was meticulously planned.
Jan 14, 2016 04:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After losing a bid to SpaceX and Boeing to taxi astronauts to the International Space Station, Sierra Nevada’s miniature space shuttle Dream Chaser will have a new mission -- flying cargo for NASA.
Jan 12, 2016 02:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
SpaceX is planning to try another epic rocket landing during a satellite launch Sunday (Jan. 17), according to media reports.
Dec 31, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Eric Niiler
Researchers have used a 3-D printer to make customized ceramic parts that have also overcome the Achilles’ heel of ceramic objects: their tendency to crack. Could it be used in the design of spacecraft?
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