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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.
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.
Dec 4, 2015 04:10 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
The first component of the European ExoMars mission is about to take its last long journey before launching to the Red Planet. Follow along with its construction in pictures!
Dec 3, 2015 03:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A pioneering satellite is on its way to an orbital perch 930,000 miles away from Earth to test a new technique for detecting elusive ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves.
Nov 9, 2015 10:14 AM ET // Irene Klotz
No, the lights appearing off the coast of California over the weekend were not UFOs, but a Navy missile test launch.
Aug 19, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A robotic Japanese cargo vessel launched toward the International Space Station this morning, embarking on a five-day journey to the orbiting lab to deliver tons of supplies and experiment gear, including a rodent crew of 12 mice.
Jul 23, 2015 11:25 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Three astronauts arrived at the International Space Station today (July 22), kicking off an orbital stay that was delayed nearly two months by an unmanned cargo-mission failure.
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