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Supply-Laden Rocket Finally Lifts Off

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 04.18.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning ...

Rocket Launch Halted By Last-Second Glitch

Reuters | Irene and Klotz | Posted 01.28.2014 | Science

By Irene and Klotz (Reuters) - The launch of an unmanned Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket was aborted one minute before ...

WATCH LIVE: Record-Setting Rocket Launch

Space.com | Joe Rao | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science

NASA and the U.S. military will launch a record payload of 29 satellites from a Virginia spaceport Tuesday night (Nov. 19) on a mission that could cr...

Private Spacecraft Blasts Off On Debut Mission To ISS

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science

A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA's privat...

ISS-Bound Spacecraft Suffers Major Glitch

Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 03/01/2013 10:12 AM EST on SPACE.com CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A privately built unmanned spacecraft launched for NASA...

ISS-Bound Spacecraft Suffers Major Glitch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A commercial craft carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into thruster trouble shortly after lift...

Rocket Blasts Off From Military Base, Lofts Satellite In Orbit

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | Science

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A satellite launched into space Monday will keep closer tabs on Earth's glaciers, crops, forests and shoreli...

ISS-Bound Rocket Lifts Off With Crew From Three Nations

Posted 12.19.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 12/19/2012 07:26 AM EST on SPACE.com This story was updated on Dec. 19 at 7:20 a.m. EST. An American astronaut, a ...

WATCH: What Has This North Korea Anchor So Overly Excited?

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

What has this North Korean KCTV anchor in such a fluster of excitement? Why, the successful launch of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket and satellite of cou...

Celebrity's Ashes 'Beamed Up' Into Space

Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/22/2012 08:15 AM EDT on SPACE.com CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scotty has finally been beamed up. The ashes of the...

SATURDAY: SpaceX Gets Set For Historic Mission

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.18.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For the first time, a private company will launch a rocket to the International Space Station, sending it on a grocery run thi...

Rocket Carrying Top Secret Payload Launches

AP | Posted 04.04.2012 | Science

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A rocket carrying a top-secret payload blasted off Tuesday from the California coast. The Delta IV rocket lifted...

NASA Launches 5 Rockets To Study Jet Stream

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.27.2012 | Science

NORFOLK, Va. — Milky white chemical clouds were briefly visible in much of the night sky along the Eastern seaboard on Tuesday after NASA launch...

TONIGHT: Rare Rocket Barrage To Delight Skywatchers On Coast

Posted 03.14.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/13/2012 02:55 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA will launch five rockets in five minutes Wednesday (March 14) to study fast-m...

NASA To Launch New Defense Satellite

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Technology

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- NASA is preparing to launch a Department of Defense satellite from the Wallops Flight Facility at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spa...

More Bang for Buck Rogers

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

NASA has a responsibility to be a good customer. This means one that knows what it wants when it walks in, how much it wants and how often, and what it wants to pay.

WATCH: One-Person Rocket Launches

Posted 08.06.2011 | Technology

Richard Branson can get you into space, but it'll cost you $200,000. For those looking for a cheaper ride, Copenhagen Suborbitals might be the tick...

Private Space Rocket Reaches Orbit On First Try

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A multimillionaire's test rocket blasted off on its maiden voyage Friday and successfully reached orbit in a dry run for ...

Crayola Crayon Rockets Launched in Nevada Desert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

John Coker, a homemade rocket enthusiast, has built--and launched--a set of rockets that resemble a giant 8-pack of Crayola Crayons. 'Since a friend...

Space Shuttle Launch As Seen From Commercial Airplane (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A space shuttle launch, occurring eerily close to a commercial airplane flying nearby, was caught on tape by a passenger on board the flight. The Y...

G8 Condemns North Korea Over Nuclear Test, Rocket launch

nasdaq.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Group of Eight leading nations' foreign ministers Friday strongly condemned North Korea for its nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, saying in a...

Analysts: Rocket gives NKorea new bargaining chip

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's new rocket launch gives the communist country another bargaining chip in negotiations over dismantling its nu...

Rocket Lifts Off With Secret Satellite

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An Atlas 5 rocket carrying a secret U.S. satellite lifted off before dawn Thursday, officials said. The 191...