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May 18, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A Russian-built rocket failed during a communications satellite launch over the weekend, dealing another blow to the nation's space program.
Apr 30, 2015 02:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Blue Origin, a startup space company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, launched its New Shepard spaceship on its first flight into suborbital space on Wednesday.
Apr 14, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the company's Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station today, then turned around and nearly pulled off a soft landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Feb 23, 2015 02:50 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A private company that aims to send tourists to the edge of space broke a record by flying a parafoil higher than anyone has before.
Feb 11, 2015 07:10 AM ET
SpaceX is gearing up to launch Discovr, which will keep an eye on both the weather in space and the goings on with our home planet.
Jan 12, 2015 11:42 AM ET // Irene Klotz
British singer Sarah Brightman heads to Russia this week to begin training to fly to the International Space Station.
Jan 10, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Saturday's attempt required a big step up in touchdown precision.
Jan 9, 2015 11:50 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Test flights of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo are on schedule to begin again this year -- this time with its own pilots, the chief executive of Richard Branson’s space startup said Friday.
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