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May 27, 2015 04:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A heated battle that spread to federal courtrooms and the U.S. Congress ended on Tuesday with the U.S. Air Force clearing Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX to fly military and national security satellites.
May 7, 2015 10:15 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Six months after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight, a new version of the suborbital space plane is coming together in a hangar in the California desert.
May 6, 2015 10:09 AM ET // Irene Klotz
No people were aboard during Wednesday’s two-minute launch test. Continue reading →
Apr 30, 2015 02:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Blue Origin, a startup space company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, launched its New Shepard spaceship on its first flight into suborbital space on Wednesday.
Apr 15, 2015 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Let's just call this one a win, shall we?
Apr 14, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the company's Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station today, then turned around and nearly pulled off a soft landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Feb 11, 2015 10:57 PM ET // Irene Klotz
With technical issues resolved and clear skies, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida Wednesday to put a U.S. weather satellite into orbit to watch for potentially dangerous solar storms.
Feb 9, 2015 05:57 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Breaking new ground is nothing new for SpaceX, but how about launch and landing operations on opposite sides of the country at the same time?
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