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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 03:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Not content with informing us that God does not exist or that we could be wiped out by an alien invasion, the British physics superstar has now gone on the record to say humanity will score the mother of all 'own goals' in the future.
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.
Dec 28, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A repaired and upgraded Falcon 9 rocket not only put SpaceX back in the launch business on Monday, it stunningly demonstrated that with enough time, technical expertise and maybe a little luck, it’s possible to return a rocket booster to the launch site.
Dec 21, 2015 09:10 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The third attempt at a historic reusable-rocket milestone was the charm for SpaceX.
Oct 16, 2015 12:36 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
The Integrated Space Plan is being revived in a Kickstarter campaign and it could be the best answer yet to pushing humanity to the moon, Mars and beyond the solar system.
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.
Jun 30, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Like many rocket launch companies, SpaceX learned some its most valuable lessons from the school of hard knocks before nailing an impressive string of 18 successful Falcon 9 missions.
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