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.
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.
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 →
A private rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has exploded seconds after launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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.
Hurricane Gonzalo is delaying launch of NASA's next cargo ship to the orbital outpost. Continue reading →
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 →
On Sunday, the private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences completed its first contracted cargo run to the International Space Station. Here are the stunning photos taken by the Expedition 38 crew.
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