Space launches

FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file image from NASA-TV, the SpaceX Dragon 6 resupply capsule nears the International Space Station. The capsule will be making a return trip to the space station when it is launched on a recycled rocket for NASA on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (NASA-TV via AP, File)
December 12, 2017 - 10:28 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station for at least a day. The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Wednesday. The unmanned Falcon originally flew in June. The Dragon capsule, meanwhile, made a space...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file image from NASA-TV, the SpaceX Dragon 6 resupply capsule nears the International Space Station. The capsule will be making a return trip to the space station when it is launched on a recycled rocket for NASA on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (NASA-TV via AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 2:43 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level. On Tuesday, SpaceX plans to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA. The unmanned Falcon 9 — last used in June — will carry up a Dragon capsule that's also flown on a previous space station supply run. NASA's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, photo provided by Mike Hughes, daredevil/limousine driver Mad Mike Hughes is shown with his steam-powered vessel in Apple Valley, Cal. After going through red tape that got his original launch date scrubbed, self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes now plans to fly his steam-powered vessel on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. That is, if he can get the green light from the Bureau of Land Management. (Waldo Stakes/Courtesy of Mad Mike Hughes via AP)
November 28, 2017 - 5:49 pm
Self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes won't allow a little red tape to get in the way of his green light for a launch. All systems go for his rescheduled steam-powered rocket attempt — in his view, at least. The 61-year-old limo driver who believes Earth is flat plans to climb into his...
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A Russian Soyuz 2.1b rocket carrying the Meteor M satellite and additional 18 small satellites lifts off from the launch pad at the new Vostochny cosmodrome outside the city of Tsiolkovsky, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the city of Blagoveshchensk in the far eastern Amur region, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
November 28, 2017 - 8:31 am
VOSTOCHNY LAUNCH PAD, Russia (AP) — A Russian weather satellite and nearly 20 micro-satellites from various nations failed to enter their designated orbits Tuesday following the launch from Russia's new cosmodrome, another blow to the nation's space program. Russia's Roscosmos space agency said it...
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A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket lifts off carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (NASA TV via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 1:06 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:47 a.m. PST Saturday atop a United...
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In this photo from NASA TV, a new type of U.S. weather satellite, intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts, sits on a launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. A press release from the base said the planned launch was scrubbed early Tuesday because of an unspecified issue and managers didn't have enough time to resolve it. (NASA TV via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 9:30 am
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts. A press release from Vandenberg Air Force Base says the planned launch was scrubbed early Tuesday because of an...
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Orbital ATK's Antares rocket lifts off from Wallops Island, Va., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. The rocket is carrying cargo to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
November 12, 2017 - 12:18 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A stash of frozen treats and other supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, this time from Virginia's cold eastern shore. NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, launched the cargo ship just after sunrise from Wallops Island, aboard an unmanned...
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