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Jan 16, 2015 01:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The first stage rocket return attempt crashed and burned, but it proves SpaceX is on the right track to re-usability.
Dec 18, 2014 01:00 PM ET // AFP
India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space program.
Dec 8, 2014 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Human waste has been a hassle for spaceflight since the dawn of the space age -- but now it could transform our push toward the final frontier. Continue reading →
Dec 4, 2014 09:59 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A last-minute problem with the Delta rocket needed to put NASA’s Orion spaceship into orbit delayed the planned launch until Friday morning.
Dec 2, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A NASA spaceship in development for nearly a decade is poised to make a two-orbit, 4.5-hour flight around Earth this week to test its heat shield, parachutes and other equipment needed to one day fly astronauts to and from Mars.
Nov 24, 2014 02:30 AM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
Three new crewmembers arrived at the International Space Station late Sunday (Nov. 23), doubling the orbiting lab's population back up to its full six-person strength.
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.
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