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SpaceX launches rocket 6 months after accident, then lands

Posted December 23, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Dec. 21 with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more astounding feat, it landed the 15-story leftover booster back on Earth safely.

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Dragon, Cygnus to meet for first time in space

Posted April 8, 2016 by Steven Siceloff,

The launch of a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on April 8 will set the stage for an historic rendezvous in orbit.

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NASA orders second SpaceX crew mission to ISS

Posted August 1, 2016 by

NASA took another important step July 29 in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, Calif. Commercial crew flights from Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time U.S. crews…

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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, crewmates safely return from space station

Posted October 31, 2016 by

NASA astronaut and Expedition 49 crew member Kate Rubins, who became the first person to sequence DNA in space, returned to Earth Oct. 29 after a successful mission aboard the International Space Station.

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ISS Cargo launches aboard Orbital ATK resupply mission

Posted April 21, 2017 by

NASA photograph Orbital ATK’s seventh cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station launched at 11:11 a.m., EDT, April 18, 2017, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations…

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NASA’s Randy Bresnik, crewmates arrive at ISS

Posted July 31, 2017 by

After a six-hour spaceflight, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) arrived at the International Space Station at 5:54 p.m., EDT, July 28 to continue important scientific research in the orbiting laboratory.

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Vice president views InSight, NASA’s next spacecraft to Mars

Posted October 27, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Adam Mattivi Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks with Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, right, in a clean room facility near Denver, Colo., where Lockheed Martin Space Systems is assembling and testing InSight, NASA’s next spacecraft to Mars. InSight, for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat…

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Under Control: U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 missile warning satellite responding to commands

Posted January 22, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force's 460th Space Wing is now "talking" with the fourth Space Based Infrared System  Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite after its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018.

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Bound for Mars: Countdown to first interplanetary launch from California

Posted April 9, 2018 by

In the early morning hours of May 5, millions of Californians will have an opportunity to witness a sight they have never seen before--the historic first interplanetary launch from America’s West Coast.

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Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman has successfully powered up the two main parts of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a significant event in the test and integration phase of the program.

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