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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.
Oct 27, 2014 12:15 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station is ready to launch from the Eastern Shore of Virginia tonight (Oct. 27), and you can watch it live. If you live on the U.S. East Coast, you might even catch a glimpse of the rocket with your own eyes.
Oct 17, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Hurricane Gonzalo is delaying launch of NASA's next cargo ship to the orbital outpost. Continue reading →
Sep 18, 2014 09:56 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
With this week's announcement of multi-billion dollar contracts being awarded to two private spaceflight companies comes a renewed excitement for what this could mean for NASA's overarching plans for Mars. Continue reading →
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