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
AFP (Oct. 18, 2016) Orbital ATK blasts off its revamped Antares rocket carrying supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station two years after a major rocket explosion.
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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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Oct. 18, 2016 The European Space Agency's Venus Express mission has provided a great amount of data from the surface and atmosphere of Earth's inner twin planet. Among these observations ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Uranus 30 years ago, but researchers are still making discoveries from the data it gathered then. A new study led by University of Idaho ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 Computer simulations by astrophysicists of the formation of planets orbiting in the habitable zone of low mass stars such as Proxima Centauri show that these planets are most ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 Environmental contaminants such as PFASs can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and mother's milk, exposing the young mammal before and after birth. ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 The sun is constantly changing. Material courses through not only the star itself, but throughout its expansive atmosphere. Understanding the dance of this charged gas is a ... 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