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SpaceX launch today: SpaceX set to launch Dragon cargo ship to International Space Station after high winds cause delay – watch live stream

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With better weather expected, SpaceX engineers readied a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship for launch Thursday on a three-day flight to deliver crew supplies, spare parts and research material, including 40 mice, to the International Space Station. Also on board: Christmas presents and fresh fruit for the lab’s...
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SpaceX explosion today: Starship prototype exploded during test at Boca Chica, Texas launch site

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A prototype upper stage built as a pathfinder for SpaceX’s planned human-rated Starship rocket literally blew its top Wednesday during a pressurization test, blasting what appeared to be an upper bulkhead high into the air above the company’s seaside Boca Chica, Texas, launch complex. The winged rocket stage, which was...
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SpaceX Launch: SpaceX set to launch another 60 Starlink internet satellites

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a thrice-flown first stage and a previously used nose cone fairing is poised for blastoff Monday on a Veterans Day flight to boost 60 Starlink internet relay satellites into orbit. It is the second batch in a planned constellation of thousands intended to provide...
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Boeing Starliner launch: Boeing readies CST-100 Starliner capsule for critical launch abort test Monday morning

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Simulating a catastrophic failure, Boeing is gearing up to fire an unpiloted Starliner crew capsule’s abort engines Monday morning, triggering a high-speed boost from ground level to a height of more than 4,000 feet to prove the spacecraft can safely propel a crew to safety in the event of a...
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Air Force X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after 780-day mission

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An unpiloted Air Force X-37B spaceplane, one of two winged orbiters used to carry out classified research, made a surprise landing at the Kennedy Space Center early Sunday to close out a record 780-day mission. It was the fifth flight in the secretive Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) program, pushing total...
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SpaceX: NASA chief hopes Elon Musk’s rocket company could launch piloted Crew Dragon test flight in early 2020

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited SpaceX’s California rocket factory Thursday, toured the sprawling facility with founder Elon Musk. He told reporters he is optimistic the company will be ready to launch the first piloted test flight of its Crew Dragon spaceship in the first quarter of next year. Bridenstine admitted...

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