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Supply-Laden Rocket Finally Lifts Off

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

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

End of Space Shuttle Saves World

Anna Leahy | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Anna Leahy

If Richard Godwin's biotech company can do what it thinks it can, no one in the world need go hungry, and we might be able to live forever.

Private Spacecraft Returns To Earth With Splash

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.26.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Tuesday with a full science load from the International Space Station &nda...

SpaceX Mission Back On Course After Shaky Start

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.03.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private Earth-to-orbit delivery service made good on its latest shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, ...

ISS-Bound Capsule Cleared For Docking

Posted 03.02.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/02/2013 05:51 PM EST on SPACE.com A privately built robotic cargo ship has been cleared to link up with the Internat...

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...

We All Need Inspiration

David Sable | Posted 12.29.2012 | Technology
David Sable

I need inspiration -- stories that excite my imagination, give me hope for the future and make clear just what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it.

Space Capsule To Bring Blood, Urine Back To Earth

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 12.28.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An unmanned space capsule carrying medical samples from the International Space Station splashed down in the Pacific Ocea...

Dessert-Laden Dragon Capsule Docks At ISS

Posted 10.10.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 10/10/2012 07:35 AM EDT on SPACE.com A privately built robotic space capsule arrived at the International Space Stati...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Launches To International Space Station

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 12.07.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen su...

NASA Eyes Space Debris As SpaceX Countdown Continues

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 12.07.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private company is on the verge of launching another cargo ship to the International Space Station. On Sunday night, C...

Laptop Glitch Forces Do-Over For ISS Astronauts

Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 09/25/2012 07:42 PM EDT on SPACE.com An unmanned European cargo ship as large as a double-decker bus inside will hav...

SpaceX Sets Date For Inaugural Supply Run To ISS

Posted 09.21.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/21/2012 01:18 AM EDT on SPACE.com A private space capsule's first contracted cargo mission to the Internationa...

The SpaceX Dragon: Industrial Innovation's Sputnik Moment

XPRIZE | Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

On Friday morning, I got up before dawn again to watch a truly epic moment for space travel, as the Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station.

SpaceX: Giving Berth, Hatching, Making a Splash

Anna Leahy | Posted 08.01.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

No matter what the nation decides regarding the future of manned spaceflight, the success of Dragon these past couple of weeks have established that SpaceX will have a role to play in that future.

TODAY: Private Space Capsule Faces Final Hurdle

Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/30/2012 11:37 AM EDT on SPACE.com After a more than a week in orbit, the private space capsule Dragon is prepa...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, last year's Arab Spring blossomed into the first Egyptian presidential election since the fall of Mubarak; private space travel hit the stratosphere, with SpaceX's Dragon capsule's arrival at the International Space Station; the Group of Eight agreed that focusing on harsh austerity instead of growth isn't working but then couldn't agree on a suitable approach -- pushing Greece ever closer to leaving the euro zone; Colin Powell mocked Mitt Romney's assessment of Russia as America's "number one geopolitical foe;" and the Pope's butler scandal shocked the world with the revelation that... the Pope has a butler. Finally, this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to check out this slideshow on ways to honor America's vets and military families.

PHOTOS: SpaceX's Journey Into History

Posted 05.26.2012 | Science

Today at 9:56 a.m. EDT, the International Space Station (ISS) reached out a robotic arm and grabbed the Dragon spacecraft, making Los Angeles-based Sp...

Everything You Need To Know About The Space Capsule That Just Made History

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.26.2012 | Technology

Elon Musk's spacecraft manufacturing company SpaceX made history today at 9:56 a.m. ET, when its Dragon capsule was captured by the International Spac...

Spacecraft Making Historic Approach

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

UPDATE: The Dragon capsule was successfully captured at 9:56 a.m. EDT by NASA astronaut Don Pettit, using the International Space Station's (ISS) robo...

SpaceX Craft Attempts Risky Space Station Flyby

Posted 05.24.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/24/2012 06:56 AM EDT on SPACE.com This story was updated at 8:10 a.m. EDT. A private spaceship on its first t...

How To See SpaceX Capsule In Night Sky

Posted 05.23.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/22/2012 12:43 PM EDT on SPACE.com The private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully launched an unmanned cap...

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...

SpaceX Plans Flights to Private Space Station

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 05.22.2012 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Recently, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told 60 Minutes that the reason he seeks to develop spacecraft is to save humanity itself.

SpaceX: Future or Failure?

Anna Leahy | Posted 07.22.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

Spaceflight is hard. Really hard. And that's one reason that we bother going to space at all.