An unmanned, privately-owned rocket has blasted off, launching a cargo capsule to the International Space Station. This is NASA's first privately-run supply mission after its space shuttle fleet retires.
Reuters - News Video Online (Apr. 27, 2015) An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasts off to put a communications satellite into orbit for the government of Turkmenistan, a first for the Central Asian nation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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AFP (Sep. 21, 2014) SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship blasts off toward the International Space Station, carrying a load of supplies and science experiments for the astronauts living there. Duration: 00:35
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AP (Mar. 2, 2015) SpaceX launched it's 16th Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday night. The rocket was carrying two commercial communications satellites. (March 2)
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Oct. 5, 2015 Researchers have developed a new method for measuring the mass of pulsars - highly magnetized rotating neutron stars formed from the remains of massive stars after they explode into supernovae. Until ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 With news coming this week that NASA has confirmed the presence of flowing saltwater on the surface of Mars, the hunt for life on the Red Planet has new momentum. Now, Eocene ... read more
Oct. 5, 2012 SpaceX is set to launch the first of a dozen operational missions for NASA to deliver more than 1,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station on Oct. 7. Launch time is 8:35 p.m. from ... read more
May 20, 2012 A SpaceX Falcon 9 aborted its launch May 19 moments after its engines ignited when computers detected higher pressure readings than allowed. The center engine pressure built above limits and a ... read more
Apr. 12, 2012 The upcoming launch of a SpaceX spacecraft and rocket on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station is expected to cross a key milestone on the path to operational, commercial ... read more
Dec. 9, 2010 SpaceX Corp. tested its Falcon 9 and a fully functioning Dragon capsule combination during a brief mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Dec. 8, 2010. The uncrewed capsule ... read more