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  • Next Florida launch: SpaceX to put SES 12 satellite into orbit

    Next Florida launch: SpaceX to put SES 12 satellite into orbit

    Nothing’s ever 100 percent certain about launch schedules, but the next launch on the horizon for Florida is another SpaceX rocket carrying a satellite for one of the world’s biggest satellite companies. It will be a previously flown first-stage rocket booster, according to the Kennedy Space Center...

  • ULA chooses Aerojet Rocketdyne over Blue Origin for Vulcan's upper stage engine

    ULA chooses Aerojet Rocketdyne over Blue Origin for Vulcan's upper stage engine

    In the scramble to find new engines to pair with its new, big rockets, United Launch Alliance has gone with Aerojet Rocketdyne, at least for when it gets to space. ULA announced today that its Vulcan Centaur will use Aerojet Rocketdyne's RL10 upper stage engines over competitor Blue Origin. The...

  • SpaceX's new workhorse rocket lifts off from Cape

    SpaceX's new workhorse rocket lifts off from Cape

    SpaceX’s newest Falcon 9 rocket took off Friday from Florida’s Space Coast, the first step in what the company hopes will lead to dozens of repeat flights, including the same craft launching twice on the same day. The company successfully recovered the rocket’s first stage, with the booster touching...

  • Scrubbed: SpaceX delays launch, will try again Friday

    Scrubbed: SpaceX delays launch, will try again Friday

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 rocket aborted launch a minute before liftoff on Thursday, scrubbing the mission for a day. Another attempt will be made at 4:14 p.m. Friday. Forecasts call for a 60 percent chance of good weather. Earlier in the day, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said at...

  • Space Nation Navigator could send you to space

    Space Nation Navigator could send you to space

    A new mobile app could help you win a trip into space if you successfully complete a program that has trained astronauts before they head into space. The Space Station Navigator app puts users through games, quizzes and fitness challenges that are some of the same tests astronauts must navigate....

  • NASA advisers say SpaceX rocket technology could put lives at risk

    NASA advisers say SpaceX rocket technology could put lives at risk

    When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea — keep the propellant at super-cold temperatures to shrink its size, allowing them to pack more of it into the tanks. But the approach comes with a major risk,...

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