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The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off early today off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the first private capsule to the International Space Station.

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    A Dutch company is now accepting applications for brave men and women who would like to go to Mars. More
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    Europe's Herschel space telescope has imaged one of the most popular subjects in the sky - the Horsehead Nebula - and its environs. The distinctively shaped molecular gas cloud is sited some 1,300 light-years from Earth in the Constellation Orion. More
  • Mars vs. Europa: Are we looking in the wrong place for alien life?Mars vs. Europa: Are we looking in the wrong place for alien life?
    A British astrobiology conference has revived a years-old debate over the best place to look for life elsewhere in the solar system: Mars, or the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? "For reasons I don't really understand, the wider solar system and the potential for life there has not been high priority," The Telegraph quoted Robert Pappalardo, a senior research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as saying on BBC Radio 4. More
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    These Photos from NASA's Orion Spaceship Test Flight Are Simply ... -
    12/5/2014 - 12:42 pm | View Link
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    12/4/2014 - 12:33 pm | View Link
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    NASA’s Test Flight of Orion Spacecraft Is Delayed - New York Times
    12/3/2014 - 8:48 am | View Link
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  • Orion flight a small step that may lead to a giant leap: Bob McDonald
    When commentators call the flight of the Orion space capsule “the next giant leap” for NASA, it harkens back to Neil Armstrong’s famous “one small step” on the moon 45 years ago. In reality, the Orion flight is a very small step back into deep space.
    12/5/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Orion’s maiden space voyage the first step in taking humans to Mars
    For the first time since the Apollo moon landings, a spacecraft designed and built to carry human explorers is poised to venture beyond low-Earth orbit and push toward the boundaries of interplanetary space
    12/3/2014 - 9:02 pm | View Link
  • SLIDESHOW: A closeup look at NASA's Orion spacecraft
    WDRB is on the ground at Kennedy Space Center as NASA prepares for what some are calling the biggest launch since the Apollo days.
    12/3/2014 - 5:41 pm | View Link
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    11/28/2014 - 5:49 pm | View Link
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  • SpaceX will attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform (updated)
    On Friday, December 19, SpaceX will attempt one of the most exciting maneuvers in the entire history of space travel ... s fifth resupply mission to the International Space Station — is just a standard launch. Look closely, though, and you’ll see ...
    12/18/2014 - 9:58 am | View Link
  • SpaceX Will Attempt to Land a Rocket on a Drone Boat Friday
    For every space launch in history, the rocket being used first ignites, travels for a bit with the satellite (or spaceship, or whatever), then separates and crash lands somewhere. Its carcass is useless, broken, and expensive. Friday, for the first time in ...
    12/17/2014 - 8:37 am | View Link
  • SpaceX Soon To Try Landing First Stage on Floating Platform
    In fact, throughout the history of orbital launches, very few stages have been recovered. During Space Shuttle launches the SRBs were ... to allow refueling and first-stage fly back to the launch site. SpaceX has been preparing for this platform landing.
    12/15/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • SpaceX To Land Falcon 9 On Ocean Platform
    NASA announced yesterday that the upcoming SpaceX Falcon launch of cargo to the International Space Station has been postponed until ... Man will migrate to an alien world for the first time in human history. Musk said that determining how to recycle ...
    12/11/2014 - 8:16 pm | View Link
  • SpaceX to Land Falcon 9 on Floating Ocean Platform
    SpaceX plans to land a spacecraft on a launch pad floating on ... an alien planet for the first time in history. According to Musk, figuring out how to reuse rockets as airplanes will significantly cut the cost of space access. Using a fully reusable ...
    12/11/2014 - 1:50 pm | View Link
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  • Mission Highlights: SpaceX's Dragon Makes History
    On May 25, 2012 SpaceX made history when the Dragon spacecraft became the first privately developed vehicle in history to successfully attach to the ...
    12/19/2014 - 10:35 pm | View Website
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    12/19/2014 - 7:15 pm | View Website
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    12/19/2014 - 1:02 pm | View Website
  • SpaceX
    Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is a space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by former ...
    12/18/2014 - 11:12 pm | View Website
  • SpaceX private launch site
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    12/18/2014 - 7:27 am | View Website
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