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Mar 22, 2016 07:50 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA is hoping third time's a charm for the launch of its innovative meteor detector that's launching to the space station Tuesday night.
Mar 17, 2016 01:15 PM ET // AFP
NASA said it will test the effects of a large fire in space by setting off a blaze inside an orbiting unmanned space craft.
Dec 6, 2015 10:37 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After an eight-month hiatus, a U.S. supply ship is en-route to the International Space Station following Sunday’s successful liftoff  of an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship aboard a hired Atlas 5 rocket.
Aug 20, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
How does the space station get its supplies? These are the spacecraft that make working on the orbiting complex possible.
Nov 6, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences said on Wednesday (Nov. 5) that the investigation into the explosion of its Antares rocket last week is eyeing the booster's first-stage engines, which were originally built in the 1960s by the Soviet Union at the height of the space race.
Oct 29, 2014 01:17 PM ET
To the horror of onlookers worldwide, last night an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploded moments after lifting off on a journey to ferry cargo to the International Space Station. We recount the event and assess what was lost in the crash.
Oct 29, 2014 01:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hours after a catastrophic launch failure in the US, on the other side of the world, Russia's Soyuz rocket carried out a successful launch of an unmanned Progress spacecraft, which arrived at the space station only 6 hours later. Continue reading →
Oct 28, 2014 06:45 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A private rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has exploded seconds after launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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