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NASA kicks off SLS engine testing in Mississippi

January 13, 2015

A powerful space shuttle-era rocket engine ignited for more than eight minutes on a test stand in Mississippi last week, kicking off hotfire testing for NASA’s Space Launch System mega-rocket after contamination and computer woes kept the engine silent several months longer than planned.

NASA water mapper set for move to the launch pad

January 12, 2015

Making a scientific measurement of planet Earth on a global scale never before attempted by NASA is the objective of an environment satellite to be mounted atop its booster rocket Tuesday in California.

Video: Dragon arrives at space station

January 12, 2015

The cargo-carrying SpaceX Dragon spacecraft arrives at the International Space Station and is grappled by Canadarm2 to complete a two-day journey since launch.

Video: Falcon launch replays

January 12, 2015

Isolated camera angle replays of Saturday morning’s predawn SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station.

Photos: SpaceX’s rocket landing platform back in port

January 11, 2015

SpaceX’s ocean-going rocket landing pad — dubbed the autonomous spaceport drone ship — is back in port after a Falcon 9 rocket booster crashed on the platform during an experimental flyback maneuver following Saturday’s successful liftoff with supplies for the International Space Station.

Video: Saturday’s SpaceX launch

January 11, 2015

Watch the NASA Television live coverage of Saturday’s predawn Falcon 9 launch that delivered the Dragon spacecraft into orbit.

Photos: Falcon 9 rocket climbs away from Cape Canaveral

January 10, 2015

Crowned with a commercial cargo capsule with 5,100 pounds of provisions and experiments, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, sending the Dragon supply ship on a two-day trek to the International Space Station. See photos of the predawn liftoff.

Despite botched landing, a lot went right with SpaceX’s booster flyback

January 10, 2015

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster accomplished a delicate maneuver after a glowing predawn launch from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, autonomously navigating its away to a modified barge the size of a football field hidden in darkness beneath a blanket of low clouds, before it crashed and broke apart.

Dragon successfully launched, rocket recovery demo crash lands

January 10, 2015

A commercial Dragon spaceship soared into orbit from Cape Canaveral on Saturday in pursuit of the International Space Station, but the automated craft’s Falcon 9 booster crash landed after flying back to Earth in a daring test of futuristic reusable rocket technologies.

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