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Padalka breaks spaceflight endurance record

June 30, 2015

Veteran Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, more than three months into his fifth trip into orbit, has passed countryman Sergey Krikalev’s mark of 803 days of cumulative time in space.

New Horizons two weeks from Pluto flyby

June 30, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons probe, now just 10 million miles from Pluto and 14 days from a historic July 14 flyby, is operating in near flawless fashion, making increasingly detailed observations of the enigmatic dwarf planet and its large moon Charon, project engineers and scientists reported Tuesday.

Satellite owners among bystanders in Falcon 9 accident

June 29, 2015

The long queue of satellites waiting on launches aboard SpaceX’s Falcon rockets — a backlog the company says is worth $7 billion — will stay grounded while investigators determine what caused a Falcon 9 booster to disintegrate after liftoff Sunday.

Photos: Falcon 9 blasts off, then breaks apart in mid-air

June 29, 2015

Cameras positioned around SpaceX’s launch facility at Cape Canaveral captured stunning photos of the Falcon 9 rocket’s picturesque blastoff into a sun-splashed sky Sunday morning, but the photogenic launch went awry minutes later.

SpaceX failure adds another kink in station supply chain

June 29, 2015

Managers in charge of International Space Station say the massive orbiting laboratory and its residents can keep going despite Sunday’s failure of a SpaceX resupply launch, which destroyed a new docking adapter critical to NASA’s commercial crew program, a spacesuit, and a part to repair the lab’s water purification system.

Falcon 9 rocket destroyed in launch mishap

June 28, 2015

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo ship loaded with more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station — including a critical docking adapter needed by future U.S. crew ships — broke apart in a shower of debris shortly after launch Sunday.

Video: SpaceX supply mission explodes just after launch

June 28, 2015

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket failed approximately 2 minutes, 20 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Sunday. Watch a video of the dramatic launch failure, plus a slowed-down high-definition version at one-tenth normal speed.

Photos: Falcon 9 breaks apart en route to ISS

June 28, 2015

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket broke apart just after launch on a commercial resupply run to the International Space Station. Here are a few images from NASA TV’s launch broadcast.

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