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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AP (May 6, 2016) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Friday. The rocket is set to deliver a Japanese communications satellite into orbit. It is expected to attempt to land the first ... watch video
AFP (July 18, 2016) A SpaceX rocket blasts toward the International Space Station, carrying a load of supplies for the astronauts living in space, including equipment to enable future spaceships to park at the orbiting ... watch video
AP (May 27, 2016) SpaceX pulled off another rocket landing, the third in just under two months on Friday. The first stage of the unmanned rocket settled onto a barge 400 miles off the Florida coast, eight minutes ... watch video
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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Sep. 21, 2016 The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud seemingly out of thin air has prompted NASA scientists to suggest that a different process than previously thought -- possibly similar ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Plants will play a critical role in the survival of human beings on long-duration space missions, such as a mission to Mars. However, as a new paper shows, many challenges need to be addressed if ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 A simple question from his wife -- Does physics really allow people to travel back in time? -- propelled a physicist on a quest to resolve a fundamental problem that had puzzled him throughout his ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 An international team of researchers using ALMA and other telescopes has discovered the power source illuminating a so-called Lyman-alpha Blob -- a rare, brightly glowing, ... 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 31, 2012 SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:42 a.m. EDT a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico, marking a successful end to the first mission by a commercial ... 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