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November 16, 2018 7:22 PM Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS in first launch since accident

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An unmanned rocket carrying cargo blasted off into space on Friday in the first launch of a Russian-made Soyuz-FG rocket from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome since a dramatic aborted launch in October. The rocket took off with a Progress MS-10 spacecraft at 18:14 GMT (00:14 local time) carrying supplies to the International Space 99

November 14, 2018 8:49 PM NASA prepares to ‘light up the sky' on the East Coast with space station rocket launch

Northrop Grumman Antares rocket sits atop its launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) NASA is set to launch an Antares rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station from the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this week. Weather permitting 91

November 14, 2018 3:01 PM Russia reveals nuclear spaceship that will fly to Mars ‘in very near future’

Russia has revealed a "spacecraft of the future" that could one day put humans on Mars. Roscosmos showed off concept designs for the sci-fi spacecraft – but failed to say exactly when it would launch. The spaceship is currently in development at Russia's Keldysh Research Centre, which is racing to create the nuclear propulsion engine. "Today, the Keldysh 300

November 7, 2018 3:30 PM Neil Armstrong collection commands $5.2 million at auction

A spacecraft ID plate from the Apollo lunar module "Eagle" led the sale of the Armstrong Family Auction with a sale price of $468,500 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on Nov. 1, 2018. (collectSPACE.com) DALLAS, Texas — A bumper sticker from Wapakoneta, Ohio, advertising the city as the hometown of the "First Man to Step on the Moon" sold for $250. The vintage 112

November 6, 2018 6:16 PM SpaceX seeks $750 million leveraged loan

NEW YORK (LPC) - Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp, known as SpaceX, is looking to line up a $750 million leveraged loan, sources said. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is leading the transaction. A lenders presentation will be held by the SpaceX management team on November 7. SpaceX makes rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 as a way to help humans 99

November 2, 2018 2:47 PM Soyuz rocket failure: Russia blames botched launch on mistake during assembly

A US-Russia mission to the International Space Station hit a snag on Thursday when a Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin malfunctioned during its ascent and the two-person crew made an emergency landing. A Russian space investigation has blamed a damaged sensor for forcing a Soyuz rocket to abort 127

October 29, 2018 7:26 PM NASA’s Parker Solar Probe breaks record, becomes closest spacecraft to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has clinched the record for closest approach to the Sun by a man-made object, the space agency confirmed Monday. Scientists calculated that the spacecraft surpassed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface at about 1:04 p.m. EDT Monday. The previous record was set in April 1976 by the Helios 2 spacecraft 126

October 28, 2018 2:38 PM China's private satellite-carrying rocket fails after launch

China’s first private carrier rocket ZQ-1 blasts off in Jiuquan, Gansu province, before failing. (VCG via Getty Images) China's first attempt to launch a privately developed rocket capable of carrying a satellite into space was a failure. Beijing-based Landspace said that the first and second stage of its ZQ-1 rocket worked normally on Saturday, but something 398

October 28, 2018 12:07 PM Chinese privately developed rocket fails to reach orbit

BEIJING (Reuters) - A privately developed Chinese carrier rocket failed to reach orbit after lifting off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday, in a blow to the country’s nascent attempts by private companies to rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The three-stage rocket, Zhuque-1, was developed by Beijing-based Landspace. The company said in a microblog 131

October 25, 2018 8:26 PM Mysterious cloud over Mars puzzles onlookers, invites conspiracy theories

Since 13 September 2018, the Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) on board ESA’s Mars Express has been observing the evolution of a curious cloud formation that appears regularly in the vicinity of the 20 km-high Arsia Mons volcano, close to the planet’s equator. (Credit: ESA/GCP/UPV/EHU Bilbao, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO) Although Mars' atmosphere is comprised of vastly 92