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SpaceX recycled rocket launch one for the history books

Cape Canaveral - We have already learned that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is not afraid of failure and tonight's launch of a recycled rocket carrying a satellite into space may make history.

Blue Origin announces the design of its New Glenn vehicle

Rocket fanatics got a special treat on Monday as commercial space venture Blue Origin released the design for its New Glenn launch vehicle. After only the smallest of hints over the last few years, the announcement comes as a welcome surprise.

Texas planning commercial spaceflight hub

Houston - Houston authorities are planning to reclaim its place in space travel as home of NASA by collaborating with the private sector of the spaceflight industry.

Radiation risk from Mars could pose a problem for astronauts

An instrument aboard the spaceship that carried Curiosity to Mars has found that deep space travelers would face worrying levels of radiation.

Plants grow in space despite lack of gravity

Scientists have disproved the theory that plants require gravity to stimulate root growth by bringing seeds aboard the International Space Station and conducting experiments with Arabidopsis thaliana flowers.

NASA budget funds telescope, cuts commercial spaceflight

The FY2012 budget, recently signed by the president, includes increased funding for the James Webb Space Telescope, but cuts proposed funding for commercial spaceflight

Man gets 2nd chance at spaceride

Last week Brian Emmett won a future spaceflight as part of a 2005 sweepstakes sponsored by the Oracle Corp. But he forfeited the prize after calculating he would owe $25,000 in taxes for the spaceflight valued at $139,000. But this week he found out...
 

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PAST: NASA has indefinitely suspended the launch of its InSight Mars lander that was supposed to be ...
PAST: NASA has indefinitely suspended the launch of its InSight Mars lander that was supposed to be launched in March 2016 to arrive at the red planet by September.
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DOWN TO EARTH: NASA s new Orion space capsule is picked up by the USS Arlington while practicing rec...
DOWN TO EARTH: NASA's new Orion space capsule is picked up by the USS Arlington while practicing recovery maneuvers at Naval Station Norfolk off Virginia last year.
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