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  • SpaceX set to launch Block 5 era from Space Coast

    SpaceX set to launch Block 5 era from Space Coast

    A Canadian telecommunications company that ushered in the age of private companies sending television signals across the planet will help SpaceX move into its own new era. Telesat’s Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite is scheduled to head into space early Sunday morning aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket...

  • Parker Solar Probe preview postponed due to tubing leak, NASA says

    Parker Solar Probe preview postponed due to tubing leak, NASA says

    A news media preview of an upcoming NASA launch was abruptly postponed Friday after a team preparing the Parker Solar Probe for the viewing discovered a “minor tubing leak” in ground support equipment. “NASA will make every effort to provide updated imagery of the spacecraft prior to encapsulation,”...

  • Launch towers at Cape Canaveral demolished in planned explosion

    Launch towers at Cape Canaveral demolished in planned explosion

    Historic launch towers — the site of launches dating back decades — landed in a pile of rubble at 7:03 a.m.Thursday in a planned explosion at Cape Canaveral. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith was expected to push a button to begin the demolition of the towers at Launch Complex 17 Thursday...

  • Rocket company eyes Cape Canaveral for launch pad

    Rocket company eyes Cape Canaveral for launch pad

    The first U.S.-based rocket launch by a relative newcomer in the space industry could come from Florida’s Space Coast, as early as next year. Rocket Lab has listed Cape Canaveral as one of four potential locations for a launchpad that would send into orbit its lightweight, two-stage Electron rocket...

  • Fly me to the moon ... for a proposal? Firm offers launches from Kennedy for lovebirds

    Fly me to the moon ... for a proposal? Firm offers launches from Kennedy for lovebirds

    If you can hold off another four years and have $145 million to spare – and, honestly, who doesn’t? – a French company wants to send you into space from Kennedy Space Center for an out-of-this-world marriage proposal. ApoteoSurprise Agency will start booking flights in March 2022 for hopeless romantics...

  • SpaceX, other private launches mess with airline schedules

    SpaceX, other private launches mess with airline schedules

    On Feb. 6, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its largest rocket into the blue sky above Florida’s Space Coast. Onboard was “Starman,” a dummy strapped into the billionaire’s cherry red Tesla roadster. Minutes later, fans cheered as Musk topped himself by nailing a simultaneous landing of the Falcon Heavy’s...

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