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October 19, 2018 9:26 PM Mysterious space object that landed on California ranch identified

California residents were stunned to watch a fireball of space junk shoot across the sky and fall onto a nearby ranch last week. Videos of the bizarre sight quickly spread across social media — with many wondering what the debris was and where exactly it came from. The owner of the ranch near Hanford spotted the big chunk of metal in his walnut orchard 175

July 25, 2018 2:30 PM SpaceX's latest rocket-recovery gambit misses

SpaceX missed the mark in its latest money-saving attempt to recover part of a rocket. After a launch Wednesday morning, the company tried again to land the rocket's multi-million-dollar nose cone on a crew boat in the Pacific Ocean. But SpaceX confirmed it was a miss, and strong winds at sea were a factor. The core mission was a success. The Falcon 63

April 2, 2018 8:46 PM SpaceX launches 14th Space Station resupply mission

On April 2, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket which then deployed the SpaceX Dragon resupply capsule into orbit. SpaceX launched its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station Monday, sending a reused cargo ship packed with supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab. Lifted by the company’s Falcon 9 rocket, the unmanned Dragon 134

April 2, 2018 5:55 PM SpaceX set to launch resupply mission to the International Space Station

File photo - The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida June 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Scott Audette) SpaceX is set to launch a resupply mission to the International Space Station Monday. The launch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EDT at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida 183

December 27, 2017 4:25 PM SpaceX-launched Iridium satellites functioning normally

(Reuters) - Iridium Communications Inc said on Wednesday its 10 satellites, launched last week by tech billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX, are functioning as expected. The launch on SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rocket on Friday had sparked concerns on the U.S. West Coast due to its glowing trail, according to media reports. Some users also took to social media 115

December 23, 2017 4:48 PM Celebrities freak out over SpaceX rocket launch

Hundreds of people called authorities Friday night when Elon Musk's SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket. The Los Angeles Fire Department sought to quell any fears among Southern California residents with a statement saying that a "mysterious light in the sky is reported to be as a result of Vandenburg Air Force Base launching [a] rocket to put satellite 92

October 9, 2017 5:26 PM SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. have been carried into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from California. The booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base before dawn Monday. Its first stage successfully returned from space and set down on a landing platform 53

October 9, 2017 2:12 PM SpaceX Has Successful Launch As It Ramps Up Operational Tempo

The mission for Iridium Communications is part of fast-paced launch efforts LOMPOC, Calif.—Space Exploration Technologies Corp. blasted 10 commercial satellites into orbit Monday, completing the first of a pair of consecutive launches slated from opposite coasts in roughly two days. The predawn liftoff from central California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, which 42

October 2, 2017 10:24 PM Tom Petty performed his latest concert a week ago

Tom Petty performed his latest concert a week ago The classic rock icon — who died Monday night after going into cardiac arrest — took the stage with The Heartbreakers on Sept. 25 for their third of three performances in the Los Angeles venue in a five-day span. Those Hollywood Bowl shows concluded the main leg of a lengthy tour with his band that began 44

June 26, 2017 12:13 AM SpaceX successfully completed two rocket launches and landings this weekend

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off through low-lying fog at 1:25 p.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles. It carried a second batch of new satellites for Iridium Communications, which is replacing its orbiting fleet with a next-generation constellation of satellites. About 7 minutes after liftoff, the rocket's first-stage booster 95