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Thanksgiving in space

November 27, 2014

Six people living on the International Space Station shared an out-of-this-world Thanksgiving dinner in orbit.

SpaceX hopes to recover rocket intact after next launch

November 26, 2014

SpaceX will test out new stabilizing¬†fins that could help land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean after liftoff on a space station resupply mission in mid-December, according to Elon Musk, the company’s billionaire leader.

Soyuz ferry craft moved to launch pad

November 21, 2014

Riding a specialized railroad car before dawn Friday, a Soyuz rocket rolled out of a cavernous assembly building and arrived at its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for liftoff Sunday with American, Russian and Italian crew members heading for the International Space Station.

Pegasus rocket selected to launch ICON satellite

November 20, 2014

NASA has selected an Orbital Sciences Corp. air-launched Pegasus XL rocket to place a small research satellite in orbit in 2017 to study the connection between Earth’s weather and space weather.

Spy satellite launched to serve Chinese government

November 20, 2014

A Long March 2D rocket blasted off from a remote space base in northwest China on Thursday and climbed into orbit with a clandestine satellite to collect intelligence for the Chinese government.

UK team announces plan to crowd-source moon mission

November 19, 2014

Scientists hope private backers will kick-start a mission to land a robotic probe on the South Pole of the moon within the next 10 years, drill deep into lunar bedrock and analyze primordial core samples to study the origins of the solar system.

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