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December 3, 2018 9:05 PM SpaceX launches biggest U.S. 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites

(Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from California on Monday carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth, which the company called the largest-ever “rideshare” mission by a U.S.-based rocket. The mission, dubbed SSO-A, also marked the third voyage to space for the same Falcon 9 rocket - another milestone for SpaceX’s 106

December 3, 2018 5:41 PM Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts successfully docks with the International Space Station

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts, including one American, has successfully docked with the International Space Station. Monday’s launch from Kazakhstan is the first successful manned mission to the space lab since an aborted Soyuz launch in October. The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft docked with the ISS at 12:33 p.m. ET, following a six-hour 116

November 8, 2018 4:55 PM President Trump considers Kris Kobach, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani for attorney general

President Trump is considering a handful of loyalists as possible replacements for Jeff Sessions after his unceremonious exit as attorney general, people familiar with the matter said Thursday. Following months of public spats, Trump finally fired Sessions on Wednesday and replaced him temporarily with the AG chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, a political 70

October 22, 2018 11:20 AM Watch: NASA releases 450,000 gallons of water in one minute

NASA tests the Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. As a test of its "Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system," NASA on Oct. 15 released a deluge of water -- 450,000 gallons to be precise -- in just over one minute. The system is used to reduce 260

October 11, 2018 5:59 PM Rocket Headed for International Space Station Aborts After Booster Failure

NASA astronaut and Russian counterpart return to earth and are reported safe A Russian rocket carrying an American astronaut and his Russian counterpart to the international space station aborted the flight shortly after launch because of a booster failure. Staff monitoring the launch said the crew—NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey 55

October 11, 2018 2:49 PM Soyuz crew will spend one night in hospital for medical checks

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft, U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, will spend one night in a hospital in Baikonur for medical checks, Interfax quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday. The spacecraft made an emergency landing earlier on Thursday near the city of Zhezkazgan in central 105

October 11, 2018 2:49 PM Soyuz emergency landing could result in major payout for insurer Soglasie

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Soyuz spacecraft’s emergency landing on Thursday could become one of the biggest payouts for Russian insurance firm Soglasie in decades if it turns out to be an insurance case, Soglasie was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. The insurer said it was looking into the incident to see whether it was liable, Interfax reported 100

October 11, 2018 10:33 AM Russia hopes USA will be understanding about "Soyuz" incident

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday he hoped the United States would be understanding about a malfunction that occurred during a launch of the “Soyuz” spacecraft. He was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency that manned space flights would be suspended until an investigation into the causes of the malfunction 119

October 11, 2018 9:08 AM US, Russia space crew aborts mission after booster failure

An American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut returned safely to Earth on Thursday after a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station failed shortly after launch. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexey Ovchinin were in good condition after making an emergency landing in Kazakhstan, NASA officials said. The pair lifted 192

August 5, 2018 2:30 AM Oklahoma plane crash victims were from Kansas, authorities say

Officials say five people were killed when a small passenger plane crashed and burned Saturday morning shortly after taking off in northern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed the deaths after an Extra EA-400 plane went down just 90 miles north of Oklahoma City. The victims, still unidentified, were three adults and two children, from Independence 69