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  1. Rocket Lab Picks Virginia Spaceport As US Launch Site for Small SatellitesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Space.com

    The California-based startup Rocket Lab, which aims to corner the small-satellite launch market with its Electron boosters , unveiled plans to launch missions from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport overseen by Virginia Space. The first mission could fly as early as next year.

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  2. SpaceX Aces First-Ever Rocket Landing in California After Spectacular Satellite LaunchRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 7 | SPACE.com

    A Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage launched from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base tonight at 10:21 p.m. EDT , successfully delivering Argentina's SAOCOM-1A Earth-observation satellite to orbit. "This is great news for everyone here at SpaceX," Tom Praderio, a SpaceX firmware engineer, said during live launch commentary tonight.

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  3. Sixty Years Ago, NASA Opened for Business with First Try at MoonshotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | Space.com

    Sixty years ago Monday , NASA, or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, opened for business, as authorized by Congress and President Dwight D. Eisenhower the previous July. The nascent civilian agency was tasked with planning, directing and conducting the nation's aviation and space activities.

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  4. Delta II Rocket: 30 Years of LaunchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | SPACE.com

    For nearly 30 years, the Delta II rocket system was a reliable workhorse that launched numerous spacecraft away from Earth, with a success rate of 98.7 percent. The Delta family of rockets has a long history, with roots in the United States' earliest efforts to reach space.

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  5. NASA's Spirit Rover: Revealing Mars' Early, Wet HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | Space.com

    Spirit is one of the two Mars rovers that NASA launched in 2003 as part of the agency's $800 million Mars Exploration Rover mission. Spirit arrived at the Red Planet in January 2004, tasked with figuring out if life ever existed on Mars, learning about the Red Planet's current and past climate, and characterizing Martian geology.

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  6. SpaceX Will Launch Telstar Communications Satellite Tonight: How to Watch LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | Space.com

    SpaceX launched a Telstar communications satellite into orbit in July 2018 and will launch a second one Sunday . SpaceX is prepared to loft a hefty communications satellite into orbit tonight and then attempt to land a rocket's first stage on a drone ship at sea.

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  7. SpaceX Sets Weekend Launch Date for Telstar Communications SatelliteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | Space.com

    F9/Telstar18V: SpaceX confirms a good hot fire test today of a Falcon 9 rocket at CCAFS pad 40; launch of Telstar 18V targeted for 11:28pm EDT Saturday; here's an iPhone view of hotfire test from 10 miles away pic.twitter.com/KFKilx2ZYS After a successful engine test-fire, SpaceX is on track for a Saturday-night launch of the company's Falcon 9 rocket, which will carry a Telstar communications satellite. SpaceX lit the rocket's nine engines for a short static-fire test today , later confirming on Twitter a Saturday launch date from the company's launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida.

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  8. NASA's 1st Orion Spaceship to Carry Astronauts Is a Step Closer to RealityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | Space.com

    The capsule, also known as a pressure vessel, is part of NASA's Orion Exploration Mission-2 . NASA plans to send crewed missions in the 2020s to the moon, and the capsule's spacecraft, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle , is built to take them there; EM-2 will be the second test-flight of Orion with NASA's Space Launch System rocket and the first test flight with a crew .

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  9. SpaceX's 1st 'Block 5' Rocket: A Tale of 2 LaunchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | SPACE.com

    Back in May, I stood near a massive blue countdown clock as the minutes and seconds ticked away to zero. I was surrounded by fellow space reporters, a small group of whom traveled to Florida all the way from Bangladesh.

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  10. Get an Up-Close Look at Boeing's New CST-100 Starliner SpaceshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | Space.com

    Tucked inside a former space shuttle parking garage is Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule. It's one of two new private space taxis that NASA has commissioned to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station .

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  11. A Fireball and a Wall of Sound: What NASA's Epic Solar Probe Launch Felt LikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | SPACE.com

    Mars hung low over my shoulder, close and bright and fiery, as I stood on a causeway across the Banana River Sunday here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A slight breeze kept the mosquitoes away, and Perseid meteors popped up every now and again , carving brief and slender slivers of light into the predawn sky.

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  12. Launch Photos! NASA's Parker Solar Probe Blasts Off to Touch the SunRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Space.com

    The launch of NASA's $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe mission to the sun was delayed 24 hours due to a last-minute glitch with its Delta IV Heavy rocket early Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. On Sunday at 3:31 a.m. EDT , the Parker Solar Probe launched on its mission to the sun.

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  13. NASA Launches Daring Solar Probe Mission to Kiss the SunRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Space.com

    NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifted off this morning at 3:31 a.m. EDT from a pad here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, its powerful United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carving an arc of orange flame into the predawn sky. If all goes according to plan, the Parker Solar Probe will end up traveling faster than any craft ever has, and getting unprecedentedly close to the sun; indeed, it will fly through our star's outer atmosphere, known as the corona.

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  14. Pioneering Solar Scientist Eugene Parker Gets His Day in the SunRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | SPACE.com

    Solar scientist Eugene Parker is the first living namesake of a spacecraft. The Parker Solar Probe is set to launch toward the sun on Aug. 11, 2018.

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  15. Why Is NASA Launching the Parker Solar Probe to the Sun at Night?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | SPACE.com

    This weekend, on Saturday , NASA's Parker Solar Probe will boldly go where no spacecraft has dared go before: up close and personal with the sun. At 3:33 a.m. EDT , the spacecraft will leave Earth and begin its journey, with its destination hidden and the sky dark, hitching a ride to space atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket.

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  16. Astronauts Zip-Line to Safety in These NASA Emergency Evacuation Test PhotosRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | Space.com

    Commercial Crew astronauts slide down wires during a Boeing/United Launch Alliance emergency-egress system demonstration at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 in Florida on June 19, 2018. Astronauts in danger on Boeing's new space capsule will be able to jump into bright orange seats and whoosh down zip lines to get away from their spacecraft before liftoff.

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  17. Watch SpaceX, Arianespace Launch Wednesday in Early-Morning DoubleheaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Space.com

    Two rockets will go up - and one will come down - in a pair of commercial satellite launches early Wednesday morning. July 25 will see an Arianespace launch scheduled for 7:25 a.m. EDT and a SpaceX launch scheduled for 7:39 a.m., according to Spaceflight Now .

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  18. Mercury Redstone 4: Photos from Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 SpaceflightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2018 | Space.com

    Virgil "Gus" Grissom was one of NASA's original Mercury 7 astronauts. He became the second American to go to space on July 21, 1961.

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  19. Watch Live Tonight: SpaceX Launches Telstar Communications SatelliteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2018 | SPACE.com

    SpaceX launched its first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket from Florida in May 2018 as part of the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission. SpaceX will launch a powerful Telstar communications satellite into orbit early Sunday morning , testing out the spaceflight company's new Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket for the second time.

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  20. Mars Curiosity: Facts and InformationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | SPACE.com

    The Mars Science Laboratory and its rover centerpiece, Curiosity, is the most ambitious Mars mission yet flown by NASA. The rover landed on Mars in 2012 with a primary mission to find out if Mars is, or was, suitable for life.

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