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Apr 11, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
SpaceX's successful return of the first stage booster of its Falcon 9 rocket to an ocean platform has the potential to revolutionize our access to space. But how?
Mar 9, 2016 01:24 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The spacecraft missed its launch opportunity this month due to a small leak in its primary science instrument.
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.
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