Space launches

In this image made from video, the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the international space station, Friday, June 29, 2018. (NASA via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 6:22 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket that flew just two months ago with a NASA satellite roared back into action Friday, launching fresh space supplies for the International Space Station. The used Falcon rocket blasted off before dawn, hauling nearly 6,000 pounds (2,700 kilograms) of cargo...
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This 2015 artist's rendering provided by Northrop Grumman via NASA shows the James Webb Space Telescope. On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, NASA announced that the next-generation telescope will now fly no earlier than 2021 and the its lifetime cost is now expected to reach nearly $10 billion. (Northrop Grumman/NASA via AP)
June 27, 2018 - 5:02 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's next-generation space telescope has been delayed yet again at a staggering cost of $1 million a day. For the third time in less than a year, the space agency announced a lengthy postponement Wednesday for the James Webb Space Telescope . The observatory will now...
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-09 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 06, 2018 - 8:37 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A trio of astronauts from Russia, the United States and the European Space Agency blasted off Wednesday for a mission on the International Space Station. A Russian spacecraft carrying Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Sergey Prokopyev of Russian space agency Roscosmos and...
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U.S. astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, right, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, center, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), wave near a bus from a hotel prior the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 06, 2018 - 7:21 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A trio of astronauts from Russia, the United States and the European Space Agency has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station. A spacecraft carrying Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Sergey Prokopyev of Russian space agency Roscosmos and the ESA's...
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May 23, 2018 - 1:17 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The nation's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed the trouble Wednesday. The premier instrument on the GOES-17 satellite was designed to take images of...
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In this photo provided by China's official Xinhua News Agency, a Long March-4C rocket carrying a relay satellite, named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), is launched from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Monday, May 21, 2018. China has launched a relay satellite as part of a groundbreaking program to land a probe on the far side of the moon this year. The China National Space Administration said on its website that the satellite lofted into space early Monday aboard a Long March-4C rocket will facilitate communication between controllers on Earth and the Chang'e 4 mission.(Cai Yang/Xinhua via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 2:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ambition to soft-land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year faces considerable challenges, but if successful would propel the country's space program to the forefront of one of the most important areas of lunar exploration, experts say. China hopes to be...
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In this photo made from NASA video, the Orbital/ATK Cygnus CRS-9 sits on top of an Antares rocket as it launches from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Monday morning, May 21, 2018, in Virginia. (NASA via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 7:12 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island before dawn, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at...
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In this photo made from NASA video, the Orbital/ATK Cygnus CRS-9 sits on top of an Antares rocket as it launches from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Monday morning, May 21, 2018, in Virginia. (NASA via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 5:19 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island before dawn, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at...
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In this photo made from NASA video, the Orbital/ATK Cygnus CRS-9 sits on top of an Antares rocket as it prepares to launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Monday morning, in Virginia, May 21, 2018. (NASA via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 4:53 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, has launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island, Virginia, before dawn Monday, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:44 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, has launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island, Virginia, before dawn Monday, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at...
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