Space Exploration Technologies is installing landing legs on its next Falcon 9 rocket, part of an ongoing quest to develop boosters that fly themselves back to the launch site for reuse.
Orbital Sciences, one of two firms hired by NASA to fly cargo to the International Space Station after the space shuttles were retired, successfully launched its first supply ship on Thursday. Continue reading →
On Monday, Space Exploration Technologies kicked off what it expects to be a very busy year with a successful rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Continue reading →
Iran has successfully launched a monkey into space for the second time on Saturday (Dec. 14) and returned it safely to Earth after a 15-minute rocket ride, according to Iranian officials.
NASA plans to lease one of its mothballed shuttle launch pads at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Space Exploration Technologies, the U.S. space agency announced on Friday. Continue reading →
NASA can proceed with its solicitation to dispense with one of the space shuttle's mothballed launch pads, the Government Accountability Office has determined. Continue reading →
One is a six-wheeled nuclear-powered rover, the other is an orbiting solar-powered climate satellite. The two robots couldn't be more different -- except they have one thing in common: Mars' blighted atmosphere. Continue reading →
A Virginia company is developing an alternative transportation system to send small payloads and bulk cargo, like water or fuel, into space -- but rather than chemical rockets, they propose slingshotting objects off-planet. Continue reading →
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