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SpaceX Dragon capsule scheduled for yet another launch attempt tomorrow at 3:44 AM ET

Update: NASA says glitch delays SpaceX Dragon linkup with space station

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After a successful liftoff of the SpaceX Dragon on Friday, the company's engineers were working on a glitch in the spacecraft's thruster system, delaying a Saturday rendezvous with the International Space Station....
Update: NASA says glitch delays SpaceX Dragon linkup with space station
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Watch SpaceX's Dragon capsule liftoff at 10:10AM ET today

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You've no doubt seen plenty of video of SpaceX rocket launches on this very site, but let's face it, nothing compares to seeing a live launch. Great news for fans of watching things slip the surly bonds of Earth: the commercial space company's Dragon capsule is set to do...
Watch SpaceX's Dragon capsule liftoff at 10:10AM ET today

NASA preps J-2X rocket engines for second round testing, SLS creeps closer to 2017 liftoff

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Forty-year old tech taking astronauts into space? Sadly, that's been the current state of our space program. But in the spirit of making one extra, giant leap for mankind, our nation's best and brightest aeronautic minds have been quietly working on a propulsion system designed to power the SLS...
NASA preps J-2X rocket engines for second round testing, SLS creeps closer to 2017 liftoff
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New Soyuz route cuts travel time to ISS from two days to six hours

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Normally, a trip from Earth to the ISS takes about two days. Thursday, a Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting laboratory after less than six hours of flight time, setting a record. Accelerating the trip wasn't an issue of newer technology or more powerful engines, necessarily, but of better...
New Soyuz route cuts travel time to ISS from two days to six hours

NASA preps black hole-hunting space telescope for launch next month

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Scientists will soon have a new tool at their disposal in their search for black holes and a greater understanding of what NASA describes as "the most energetic and exotic objects in space." The space agency announced today that it has begun preparing its Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array --...
NASA preps black hole-hunting space telescope for launch next month
Watch this: SpaceX launch live on NASA TV at 3.44am ET / 8.44am BST

Update: NASA, SpaceX launch Dragon but glitch delays power supply

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After a successful liftoff this morning, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is on its way to rendezvous with the International Space Station....
Update: NASA, SpaceX launch Dragon but glitch delays power supply

Feb. 1, 2003: Second Shuttle Lost

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NASA knows Columbia sustained damage on liftoff. But engineers' concerns get swept aside by mission control, at the cost of seven lives....
Feb. 1, 2003: Second Shuttle Lost

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Launches Toward ISS

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.At 3:44 a.m Eastern time private space company SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Dragon space capsule system toward the International Space Station--the upper stages are even now whirling above your head in a sequence of orbits that'll see...
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Launches Toward ISS
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Houston, We Have Liftoff: Human BirdWings Guy Finally Enjoys The Miracle Of Human Flight

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While I am indeed guilty of being pretty fly for a white guy, it’s never been able to help me achieve my life-long dream of actual flight. You know, in the air, like a bird. Or maybe like Superman or Captain Planet. Hence my excitement back in December when we...
Houston, We Have Liftoff: Human BirdWings Guy Finally Enjoys The Miracle Of Human Flight
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No liftoff for SpaceX: Launch aborted early Saturday

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The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket came to an abrupt halt early Saturday. The rocket’s computer detected too-high levels of pressure in engine number five, causing the launch to stop a half-second before liftoff. The Falcon 9 rocket held cargo destined for the International Space Station (ISS) and was scheduled for liftoff at 4:55 a.m....
No liftoff for SpaceX: Launch aborted early Saturday

A year after Curiosity's liftoff, discoveries and research

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A year after NASA's Mars rover Curiosity blasted off on its 352-million-mile journey to the Red Planet, the nuclear-powered super rover has discovered evidence of ancient water flows and is studying the planet's atmosphere and surface....
A year after Curiosity's liftoff, discoveries and research

Google Upgrades Wallet And Takes It Into The Cloud

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Although in most respects Google Wallet is still waiting for consumer liftoff, that company is taking it into the cloud. Today Google announced that it was adding a number of new features, including the ability to pair the service with any credit or debit card. Having launched in September 2011......
Google Upgrades Wallet And Takes It Into The Cloud
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Should Columbus Day be changed to 'Exploration Day'?

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A Neil Armstrong-inspired petition to change the controversial holiday to a celebration of American exploration and innovation is prepared for liftoff. [Read more]...
Should Columbus Day be changed to 'Exploration Day'?

Secretive X-37B space plane ready for next flight

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An Atlas V rocket carrying the unmanned craft, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, has the green light for a planned liftoff Tuesday. Just don't ask what it's up to. [Read more]...
Secretive X-37B space plane ready for next flight
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Liftoff! Your design plus a 3-D printer could power the next rockets in space

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As more people and companies use 3-D printers, there’s a growing number of uses for the devices, which turn designs into actual things. I’ve seen printed skull implants, coffee mugs and even 3-D printed replacement parts for 3-D printers — how meta! But I have yet to see this: A 3-D...
Liftoff! Your design plus a 3-D printer could power the next rockets in space
US Air Force readies X37-B space plane for a third classified flight

NRA: Games To Blame For Violence! Also, Here's A Shooting Game For 4-Year-Olds!

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Attention readers of this article! This is important to realize: I do not hate guns, the NRA, or freedom. While this is not the forum for any of us to discuss our personal philosophy regarding firearms or the 2nd amendment, let's just say my views are nuanced and leave it...
NRA: Games To Blame For Violence! Also, Here's A Shooting Game For 4-Year-Olds!

SpaceX launches Dragon capsule as it teams up with NASA for ISS delivery

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After becoming the first private company to dock at the International Space Station 9 (ISS) earlier this year, SpaceX has dispatched its Dragon capsule to deliver supplies to the ISS under contract from NASA. SpaceX live streamed the launch and subsequently posted the liftoff to YouTube: BBC reports that Dragon...
SpaceX launches Dragon capsule as it teams up with NASA for ISS delivery
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