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SpaceX ship hooks up with station a day late

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule has made a trouble-free cargo delivery to the International Space Station, one day after a navigational glitch forced a rare wave-off. Astronauts used the station’s robotic arm to bring in the Dragon for its attachment to … Continue reading

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SpaceX has to try again for Dragon hookup

NASA and SpaceX had to call off today’s planned arrival of a robotic Dragon cargo spaceship at the International Space Station today due to a navigational glitch. “Dragon’s onboard computers triggered the abort after recognizing an incorrect value in navigational … Continue reading

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Drone’s-eye view of SpaceX rocket landing

SpaceX’s first-ever commercial rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center was picture-perfect, but the landing was arguably even more photogenic – or should we say “dronogenic”? The company’s Falcon 9 rocket quickly rose into the clouds over Launch Pad 39A, the … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches from historic moon pad

SpaceX sent a rocket rising from NASA’s historic Launch Complex 39A today for the first time since the space shuttle fleet retired, marking a new chapter for a pad that served as the springboard for Apollo moon missions. The Falcon … Continue reading

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SpaceX delays its first liftoff from historic pad

SpaceX postponed the first launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center since the last shuttle flight in 2011, due to concerns about a control system on the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage. The Falcon 9 had been due to loft a robotic … Continue reading

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Tesla and SpaceX back immigration battle

If you can join them, you can try beating them, too. Today SpaceX and Tesla signed on to the legal fight against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, even though the companies’ billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, is a member of Trump’s … Continue reading

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GAO reportedly faults SpaceX rocket engine

Investigators from the Government Accountability Office are said to be raising concerns about persistent cracking in the turbine blades in SpaceX’s rocket engines, and adding to doubts about the schedule for flying NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. The concerns … Continue reading

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