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.
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 →
If the launch occurs on time, Dragon is expected to reach the station at 7:30 a.m. EDT Monday. Continue reading →
The spacecraft is delivering a communications satellite into orbit and is the second of two AsiaSat hired SpaceX to deliver into orbit. Continue reading →
After an 11th-hour stand-down to “triple check” technical data, a Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket is poised for a launch attempt early Sunday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Continue reading →
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