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  • Apollo Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 82

    January 17, 2017 1:33 AM 17

    U.S. astronaut Gene Cernan, who as the commander of the final Apollo lunar landing mission in 1972 became known as the "last man on the moon," died on Monday (Jan. 16). He was 82. NASA confirmed Cernan's death on its website and social media channels, noting he was surrounded by his family at the time he died. The cause of death was not stated, but he was known

  • Astronaut Gene Cernan, last Apollo moonwalker, dies at 82

    January 16, 2017 10:38 PM 19

    Former astronaut Gene Cernan, a Navy pilot and veteran of NASA’s pioneering Gemini program who was the second American to walk in space and then flew to the moon twice as an Apollo astronaut, becoming the last human to leave his bootprints on its dusty surface, died Monday after a long illness. He was 82. NASA announced Cernan’s death on its web page, saying

  • Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

    January 16, 2017 8:09 PM 15

    Gene Cernan, an early NASA astronaut who was the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday, NASA announced in a tweet. He was 82. Cernan was the commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972 – the last lunar mission and one of the final Apollo flights. When Cernan stepped out from lunar module “Challenger” he became the 11th person to walk on the moon. His lunar

  • Falcon 9 rocket ready for all-important return to service Saturday

    January 15, 2017 11:35 AM 24

    SpaceX rolled a fully-assembled Falcon 9 booster out of its hangar and lifted it on top of a launch pad Friday for the first time since an explosion grounded the commercial rocket last year, setting the stage for a one-second launch window Saturday to take off from California’s Central Coast and deploy the first 10 satellites in orbit for a $3 billion

  • SpaceX resumes flights with on-target launch for Iridium

    January 14, 2017 8:30 PM 22

    SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket climbed into orbit from California’s Central Coast on Saturday, resuming service after an explosive setback last year and delivering much-needed reinforcements to Iridium’s satellite constellation providing communications by land, sea and sky. The comeback mission kicks off a busy launch manifest with more than 20 SpaceX rocket

  • SpaceX Returns to Flight with 10-Satellite Launch, Rocket Landing

    January 14, 2017 6:22 PM 13

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — SpaceX launched 10 satellites to orbit today (Jan. 14) in a rousing return-to-flight mission that also included a rocket landing on a ship at sea. SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from a launch pad just a few hundred meters from the scenic California coastline here today at 12:54 p.m. EST (1754 GMT; 9:54 a.m. local

  • With Clear Skies Ahead, SpaceX Eyes a Saturday Launch

    January 13, 2017 11:33 PM 18 3

    This Saturday, southern California should be experiencing a break from the storms that have savaged the state for weeks. The forecast is calling for high temperatures in the mid-60s. Best case, the only cloud in the sky will be a trail of condensed vapor coming out the backside of a rocket headed for orbit. The rocket, should it launch, will be a SpaceX

  • French, US astronauts install batteries outside space station (Update)

    January 13, 2017 4:39 PM 19

    French astronaut Thomas Pesquet floated into space on his first-ever spacewalk Friday, on a mission to help upgrade the power system outside the International Space Station with new, refrigerator-sized lithium-ion batteries. Wearing a white spacesuit with the French flag emblazoned on one shoulder, Pesquet and American astronaut Shane Kimbrough switched

  • SpaceX set to launch 10 satellites Saturday in first flight since September explosion

    January 13, 2017 3:27 PM 14

    SpaceX is set to blast 10 satellites into orbit on one of its Falcon 9 rockets Saturday in its first launch since a September explosion. The launch is scheduled for 9:54 a.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, north of Santa Barbara. As in past launches, SpaceX also will attempt to land its first-stage booster on a floating platform in the ocean

  • Weather woes ground SpaceX flight, new launch planned for January 14

    January 9, 2017 8:00 AM 23

    SpaceX's first rocket launch since August has been , due to rain and heavy winds that are expected near the launch site in California over the next week. Prior to the delay, SpaceX had been , after receiving a launch license from the Federal Aviation Administration. On Friday, the FAA announced it had accepted SpaceX's explanation for what caused one of the company's