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US Launches Spaceplane in Secretive Military Program

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has launched a high-tech, experimental spaceplane for the third such flight in a secretive military test program. The nearly eight-meter-long X-37B craft blasted off Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on an Atlas V rocket. The unmanned shuttle made the first flight of its kind in 2010 and spent seven months circling Earth. […]

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SpaceX ‘Dragon’ Launch Set for Sunday

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Engineers at Cape Canaveral, Florida are making final preparations for another launch of the world’s first privately-owned space cargo ship, on a mission to resupply the International Space Station. Liftoff of the unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is set for 8:35 p.m. Sunday, with forecasters predicting a 60-percent chance of acceptable launch weather. In May, […]

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SpaceX ‘Dragon’ Launch Set for Sunday

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Engineers at Cape Canaveral, Florida are making final preparations for another launch of the world’s first privately-owned space cargo ship, on a mission to resupply the International Space Station. Liftoff of the unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is set for 0135 hours UTC Sunday, with forecasters predicting a 60 percent chance of acceptable launch weather. […]

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Historic Launch of Space Capsule Scrubbed

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A technical problem has forced the company SpaceX to abort what would have been the first launch of a privately owned capsule to the International Space Station. The pre-dawn launch of the Dragon Capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida was scrubbed half a second before it was to occur on Saturday. Initial plans are to try […]

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Historic Launch of Space Capsule Scrubbed

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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A technical problem has forced SpaceX to abort what would have been the first launch of a privately owned capsule to the International Space Station. The pre-dawn launch of the Dragon Capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida was scrubbed a second before it was to occur on Saturday. Initial plans are to try again Tuesday morning. […]

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Historic Launch of Space Capsule Scrubbed

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A technical problem has forced SpaceX to abort what would have been the first launch of a privately owned capsule to the International Space Station. The pre-dawn launch of the Dragon Capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida was scrubbed a second before it was to occur on Saturday. Initial plans are to try again Tuesday morning. […]

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Private US Firm Attempts Historic Space Launch

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based firm is poised to make history on Saturday by becoming the first private company to send a craft to the International Space Station. The SpaceX company is planning to launch an unmanned capsule, loaded with supplies for the space station, from Cape Canaveral, Florida . In a Friday briefing, SpaceX president Gwynn Shotwell […]

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India Launches ‘All-Weather’ Satellite

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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India has successfully launched an advanced “all-weather” satellite that can “see” detailed images of the Earth, even at night and in cloudy conditions. The head of the Indian Space Research Organization, K. Radhakrishnan, described the launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, as a victory for India. He said […]

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Private Resupply Mission to ISS Delayed

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The launch of the first privately-built and operated spaceship to the International Space Station has been postponed. California-based Space Exploration Technologies, better known as Space X, announced Tuesday it was moving the launch date from next Monday, April 30, to May 7, one week later. A spokeswoman for Space X said engineers need more time […]

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International Community Condemns North Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has joined international leaders in condemning North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that crashed into the sea shortly after liftoff on Friday. Mr. Ban said that despite the failure of the launch, the action was “deplorable” and goes against the “firm and unanimous stance of the international community.” […]

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