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Live coverage: SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

May 26, 2021

Another batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites took off from Cape Canaveral at 2:59 p.m. EDT (1859 GMT) Wednesday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launcher flew with a recycled first stage booster and payload shroud, with one half of the nose cone flown on four previous missions. The booster successfully landed again on a SpaceX drone ship.

Whitson to command planned commercial flight to space station

May 25, 2021

Peggy Whitson, America’s most experienced astronaut, and veteran GT3-class race car driver John Shoffner, a long-time pilot, will anchor a four-person crew launching to the International Space Station aboard Axiom Space’s second commercial trip to orbit, the company announced Tuesday.

SpaceX test-fires rocket for sixth Falcon 9 launch in five weeks

May 24, 2021

SpaceX fired up a Falcon 9 rocket Monday on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, running the launcher through a pre-flight checkout and clearing a hurdle before liftoff later this week with the next batch of Starlink internet satellites.

Falcon Heavy’s first national security launch slips to October

May 23, 2021

The next launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket has been delayed from July to October to await the readiness of its U.S. military payload, and the following Falcon Heavy flight has been rescheduled from late this year to some time in 2022, military officials said.

United Launch Alliance nears first fueling test on Vulcan rocket

May 21, 2021

United Launch Alliance could load cryogenic methane and liquid oxygen propellants into a Vulcan rocket test article at Cape Canaveral for the first time in the coming weeks, timing key tests for the next-generation rocket in between flights of Atlas 5 rockets that will share the same launch complex for the next few years.

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