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Nov 10, 2014 03:50 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Based on the scattered, jagged remains of SpaceShipTwo and the pending funeral for one of its pilots, it would be easy to assume that a design flaw of some sort was responsible for the deadly crash -- but appearances can be deceiving.
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 28, 2014 06:45 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A private rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has exploded seconds after launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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 17, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Hurricane Gonzalo is delaying launch of NASA's next cargo ship to the orbital outpost. 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 →
Sep 18, 2014 09:56 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Sep 17, 2014 06:42 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA is hiring both SpaceX and Boeing to develop commercial space taxis that can fly astronauts -- and one day privately paying passengers -- to the space station and other planned outposts orbiting Earth. Continue reading →
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