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Russian cargo ship brings food to space station, finally

Korolyov - A successful liftoff for a Russian Soyuz rocket on Friday from Kazakhstan was recorded by NASA TV. The mission will deliver a cargo ship loaded with food, water and equipment to the International Space Station.

Third rocket explosion puts strain on astronauts

Cape Canaveral - A rocket launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX exploded Sunday, the third ship to fail to reach astronauts on the International Space Station in eight months. No one was on board.

SpaceX, NASA react to rocket fail and will 'get back to flight'

SpaceX and NASA answered questions about Sunday morning's Falcon 9 rocket explosion, but offered few explanations about why it happened. This is the third consecutive failed cargo mission to the International Space Station.

SpaceX lauch ends in catastrophe: Elon Musk, NASA confirm

SpaceX's resupply mission scheduled for at 10:21 a.m. ET today has hit serious problems. The CRS-7 rocket appears to have broken apart upon launch. A news conference is expected no earlier than 12:30 p.m. ET.

GoPro provides beautiful shots of space as it falls to Earth

Never has a slow descent from orbit seemed so majestic, thanks to footage from a GoPro camera attached to a SpaceX rocket as it slowly falls back to Earth.

SpaceX poised to launch resurrected space weather satellite

Miami - A $340 million sun-observing spacecraft that was initially dreamed up by former US vice president Al Gore is finally poised to launch Sunday after being kept in storage by NASA for years.

SpaceX cargo ship reaches International Space Station

Miami - SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived Monday at the International Space Station, carrying 2.6 tons of food and supplies for the astronauts at the orbiting research laboratory.

SpaceX fails in landmark bid to recycle a rocket

Miami - SpaceX said Saturday it failed in a landmark attempt to recycle its Falcon 9 rocket, after the equipment collided with an ocean platform and broke to pieces.

SpaceX launches cargo to ISS, rocket on recycle test

Miami - SpaceX on Saturday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket on an historic recycling mission, after propelling the Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station.

Rocket glitch forces SpaceX to abort landmark launch

Miami - A last-minute glitch forced SpaceX to abort a landmark bid Tuesday to transform rocket science into a recyclable industry by landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 on an ocean platform.

Investigation opens into U.S. spaceship mishap

Wallops Island - NASA is warning coastal Virginia residents not to touch any debris they find from Tuesday night's explosion and crash of a rocket and supply capsule headed for the International Space Station.

Protest scuppers NASA's commercial spacecraft plans

Ambitious plans from NASA to work on two new commercial spacecraft could be scuppered, or face a long delay, after an eliminated contender lodges a formal complaint and protested about the contract award process.

Old and new aerospace firms win NASA contract for 'space taxi'

Cape Canaveral - Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen for nearly $7 billion in U.S. funding to develop a commercial space capsule to bring astronauts to the international space station.

Elon Musk warns of potential dangers of artificial intelligence

Elon Musk, who has made a fortune betting on future technologies and trends, has tweeted a dire warning about the potential dangers of one of the 21st century's most advanced achievements: artificial intelligence.

SpaceX shakes up commercial satellite market with launch

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX, the first private company to send a cargo payload to the International Space Station, has achieved yet another milestone this week in deploying its first communications satellite.

Video: SpaceX's Elon Musk waves his hands to design rocket parts

Last week Elon Musk of SpaceX tweeted that he had invented a way to create rocket parts, with hand gestures and a laser printer, virtually out of thin air. He has now posted a video to show how - almost like it is in your favorite sci-fi movies.

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.

SpaceX Dragon space freighter return delayed due to bad weather

Due to high seas in the splashdown zone, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has to remain in orbit for at least one more day before splashing down into the Pacific Ocean.

Billionaire entrepreneur wants vegetarian-only colony on Mars

Elon Musk, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and the one in charge of creating SpaceX, wants a colony on Mars for 80,000 people. Only one problem, they must all be vegetarians.

SpaceX founder looking for 'colonists', must love space travel

Human colonies on planets other than Earth may not be nothing more than a science fiction movie plot, at least not if Elon Musk's plans to establish a 80,000 person Mars colony is successful.

NASA makes history launches 1st commercial resupply capsule

Cape Canaveral - History was made at 8:35 p.m. EDT on Sunday when a rocket owned by a private company was launched into space from Cape Canaveral; it's mission, resupplying the International Space Station (ISS).

Mission complete: SpaceX Dragon capsule returns safely to Earth

The Dragon capsule has now completed its mission at the International Space Station and has safely returned home to Earth.

Dragon capsule docked at International Space Station (update)

The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docked at the International Space Station today - the first privately-owned vehicle to deliver a load to the ISS.

SpaceX Falcon 9: Successful lift off to ISS

Cape Canaveral - Today saw the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, on the way to resupply the international space station.

SpaceX CEO, founder wants to save humanity by colonizing Mars

San Diego - Elon Musk, CEO and Founder of Space Exploration Technologies, also known as SpaceX, wants astronauts to travel to Mars within the next 10 to 20 years and desires mankind to become a multi-planet species. Is this adventurism realistic?

SpaceX successfully launches private capsule into orbit

A private company has today launched a space capsule into orbit. In a move that NASA hope could lead to the first commercial space station supply run. It is hoped supply runs could start as early as next year - and eventually the capsules would be manned.

First commercial company can re-enter spacecraft from orbit

Hawthorne - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made SpaceX the first-ever commercial company to be licenced to re-enter a spacecraft from orbit.

SpaceX to launch small European satellites

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astrium announced a commercial agreement to provide dedicated launch services to the European institutional small satellite market.

SpaceX signs largest ever private satellite launch contract

SpaceX has signed a $492 million deal with Iridium Communications, the largest ever commercial satellite launch deal. Launch services are included in the total estimated cost of $2.9 billion for the Iridium NEXT programme.

SpaceX will launch Formosat-5 satellite

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and NSPO have signed a contract for the launch of the Earth Observation Satellite, Formosat-5.
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FRONTIER: SpaceX s Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station on a resupply mis...
FRONTIER: SpaceX's Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station on a resupply mission in 2012.
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The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral  Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is de...
The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is designed to provide breakthrough advances in reliability, cost, flight environment and time to launch.
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Elon Musk at SpaceX control center
Elon Musk at SpaceX control center
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US astronaut Randy Bresnik gets ready to enter a prototype CST-100 spacecraft built by the Boeing Co...
US astronaut Randy Bresnik gets ready to enter a prototype CST-100 spacecraft built by the Boeing Co. at its manufacturing facility in Houston last year.
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Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
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Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
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Dragon Capsule
Dragon Capsule
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NASA announced the selection of SpaceX s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft to resupply t...
NASA announced the selection of SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) when the Space Shuttle retires in 2010.
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Dragon capsule approaching ISS
Dragon capsule approaching ISS
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Successful launch of Falcon 9
Successful launch of Falcon 9
SpaceX Falcon9 launch
Falcon 1  carrying the RazakSAT satellite  lifted off on July 13  2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
Falcon 1, carrying the RazakSAT satellite, lifted off on July 13, 2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
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Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift  Leap Motion 3D cont...
Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion 3D controllers, holograms - to invent a way to engineer a rocket engine without actually touching it.
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A glimpse of footage of space from a GoPro camera
A glimpse of footage of space from a GoPro camera
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Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift  Leap Motion 3D cont...
Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion 3D controllers, holograms - to invent a way to engineer a rocket engine without actually touching it.
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Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift  Leap Motion 3D cont...
Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion 3D controllers, holograms - to invent a way to engineer a rocket engine without actually touching it.
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CAPE CANAVERAL  Fla. -- The Space Exploration Technologies Corp.  or SpaceX  Falcon 9 rocket with Dr...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon capsule attached on top is lifted into the vertical position during a rollout demonstration test at Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Preparations continue for NASA’s first Commercial Resupply Services, or CRS-1, mission to the International Space Station., Oct 2, 2012.
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Artist s conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
Artist's conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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