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  • Next big hurdle for SpaceX: Relaunch a used rocket

    Next big hurdle for SpaceX: Relaunch a used rocket

    Reusing a rocket that has already delivered a payload into space is the next big thing for commercial space pioneer SpaceX. There's little doubt the company can do it; the technology exists. But many observers in the industry and at research institutions are waiting to see just how much reusability...

  • Atlas V makes successful launch from Cape Canaveral

    Atlas V makes successful launch from Cape Canaveral

    Update:The Atlas V rocket successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:42 p.m. A rescheduled rocket launch in Florida tonight has a 70 percent chance of favorable weather, according to the U.S. Air Force’s weather squadron. United Launch Alliance plans to send a satellite...

  • ULA launch has been scrubbed, will try again Friday

    ULA launch has been scrubbed, will try again Friday

    Florida will have to wait another day for its first rocket launch of 2017. With less than four minutes until launch on Thursday, an aircraft in the region caused United Launch Alliance to call a "Hold, hold hold." The company will try again at 7:42 p.m. Friday, when a 40-minute window will open....

  • ULA to kick off 2017 Space Coast launch schedule

    ULA to kick off 2017 Space Coast launch schedule

    Using terms such as “missile warning” and “battlespace awareness,” United Launch Alliance is ready to start the Florida Space Coast’s year of launches. On Thursday, ULA will launch the next in a series of integrated satellites meant to boost infrared space surveillance. The mission description...

  • Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

    Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

    Former astronaut Gene Cernan, who as the last person to walk on the moon returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," died on Monday, his family said. He was 82. Cernan was with his relatives when he died at a Houston hospital following ongoing heath issues, family spokeswoman...

  • Rocket Crafters lands patent for hybrid propellant

    Rocket Crafters lands patent for hybrid propellant

    A Titusville company has landed a patent for 3D printing fuel grains that could be used in hybrid rockets, an effort by the business to decrease the cost of rocket launches and increase their safety. Officials with Rocket Crafters, which employs 12 in Florida and six in other parts of the U.S.,...

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  • Photos: Supermoon around the world

    Pictures: Supermoon around the world

    The supermoon that peaked before dawn Nov. 14, 2016, was the closest such moon to Earth since January 1948. We won't see the full moon this close again until Nov. 25, 2034, according to NASA.

  • Cassini captures four days on Saturn

    Cassini captures four days on Saturn

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25­ to 27, 2016, to obtain this video showing just over four Saturn days. Starting in November Cassini will begin its final act studying Saturn's rings.

  • Pictures: OSIRIS-REx launch from Cape Canaveral

    Pictures: OSIRIS-REx launch from Cape Canaveral

    The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off Thursday, September 8, 2016 carrying the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41. The spacecraft will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu to survey the surface, then retrieve at least 60 grams...

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