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Dec 18, 2014

SpaceX Slips ISS Cargo Run To Early January

Company opts to conduct second Falcon 9 static fire test before launch....More
Dec 11, 2014

Rosetta Points to OSIRIS-REx, Hayabusa 2 to Solve Earth's Water Mystery

"We knew that Rosetta's in situ analysis of the comet was always going to throw up surprises...," said Matt Taylor, ESA's Rosetta project scientist....More
Dec 09, 2014

Orbital to launch next CRS mission atop ULA Atlas 5 in September

Orbital says a re-engined Antares rocket will conduct flights to the ISS for NASA from the company's Wallops Island launch site on Virginia's eastern....More
Dec 08, 2014

Russia's Angara 5 on track for December debut

Khrunichev says the heavy-lifter has been undergoing pad tests at Plesetsk Cosmodrome since mid-November....More
Dec 05, 2014

Orion Returns to Earth with a Triumphant Pacific Splash Down

"Every system on the spacecraft functioned by the book -- from start to finish," NASA's Rob Navias reported from Mission Control....More
Dec 05, 2014

The Rise of Orion

"It was just magnificent, a dawn launch," said NASA astronaut Rex Walheim, who flew aboard NASA's final space shuttle mission, STS-135, in July 2011....More
Dec 05, 2014

Exploration Flight Test-1: Orion's "Trial by Fire" is Underway

"Very exciting," said Mark Geyer, NASA's Orion project manager. "The launch itself was just a blast. We're looking forward for the rest of the day."....More
Dec 05, 2014

NASA slips Orion EM-1 readiness to 2018

A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015....More
Dec 05, 2014

NASA slips Orion EM1 flight to 2018

A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015....More
Dec 04, 2014

Launch Teams Hustle To Place Orion In Orbit Early Friday After Scrub

"We'll go make sure we have a happy rocket," vowed United Launch Alliance COO Dan Collins. "As soon as we do that, we will get back to the pad and....More
Dec 04, 2014

Delta IV issues, Winds Scrub Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 Debut

NASA, Lockheed Martin look to a second launch attempt on Friday at 7:05 a.m., EST....More
Dec 04, 2014

New Date for Proton Launch of Astra 2G a Moving Target

ILS says a spare Briz-M gyro unit in Baikonur is being swapped for the faulty one, which was removed and sent back to the manufacturer last week....More
Nov 23, 2014

U. S. Italian and Russian Astronauts Dock with International Space Station

"I know I have done nothing special to be the first Italian woman to fly to space," said European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti....More
Nov 20, 2014

ATK Body Language Hints at Russian Engine for Antares

Ahead of merger, ATK assessed “political risks” of Orbital's new engine choice....More
Nov 17, 2014

Philae Mission Winds Down As Rosetta Orbiter Enters New Science Phase

As the probe's last science data was relayed to Earth Nov. 15, its power rapidly depleted....More
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