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Dec 4, 2014 09:40 AM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
The first test launch of NASA's new deep space capsule, Orion, was scrubbed Thursday due to technical issues with the rocket.
Sep 15, 2014 07:11 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A hole-in-one would be a memorable event for anyone, but for English golfer Andy Sullivan, it was a stroke of luck that turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity -- a suborbital joyride. Continue reading →
Aug 25, 2014 07:30 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The world is starting to get a better idea of what the U.S. military's proposed new space plane might look like.
Jan 10, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket engine for a test flight over California's Mojave Desert on Friday, the third in an ongoing series prior to the start of commercial suborbital passenger flights later this year. Continue reading →
May 10, 2013 01:23 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
After the X-15 pioneered air-launching suborbital spaceflights, its successor, the X-15B, was meant to go all the way. Continue reading →
Apr 5, 2013 12:27 PM ET // Markus Hammonds
Swiss Space Systems' SOAR rocket plane is scheduled to start launching satellites into orbit by the end of 2017. ->
Feb 19, 2013 11:46 AM ET // Markus Hammonds
In a world where private space industry is poised to take over, the world's first single stage to orbit spacecraft may be the privately developed Skylon spaceplane. ->
Feb 8, 2013 01:58 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Like now, hypersonic air travel was on paper in the 1950s. It just never got off the ground. ->
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