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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.
Jan 6, 2015 07:30 AM ET // Tariq Malik, Space.com
SpaceX called off the Dragon launch less than two minutes before its planned liftoff.
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 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 27, 2014 03:34 PM ET // Irene Klotz
SpaceX will attempt to land its next Falcon 9 rocket on a platform in the ocean, a key step in the company’s quest to develop reusable boosters. Continue reading →
Oct 2, 2014 12:44 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Stratolaunch Systems is considering buying a smaller three-person version of Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser space plane to fly paying passengers into orbit. Continue reading →
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