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Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital … Continue reading

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Video: Spaceship Two Rockets above Mojave Desert

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo went supersonic over the Mojave desert during its first powered flight this morning, a major milestone for the company’s plans for commercial suborbital flights. 

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China moves ahead with manned space docking

China has announced plans for its first manned space docking, and says it will launch the mission as early as this month. 

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SpaceX rockets into space on a Trial Run to the Space Station. [Video]

California’s SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station – the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private company. The firm’s Falcon rocket, topped by an unmanned Dragon freight capsule, lifted clear of its … Continue reading

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Historic SpaceX launch Aborted with just seconds left before Launch.

In the final seconds before liftoff, SpaceX aborted its planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket—slated to carry the first commercial spacecraft to visit the International Space Station (ISS)

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Tech Billionaires Plan Mission to Mine Asteroids

There’s gold in them there hills. You know, those ones floating around in space. Asteroids contain many tons of precious metals, making them irresistible to scientists, aerospace engineers, futurists, fiction writers … and tech billionaires. 

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Russian Official Suggests Weapon Caused Spacecraft Failure

Mr. Popovkin’s remarks in the newspaper Izvestia were the first high-level suggestion of nefarious interference. A retired commander of Russia’s missile warning system had speculated in November that strong radar signals from installations in Alaska might have damaged the spacecraft. 

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X-37B spaceplane likely ‘spying on China’ or maybe NOT!

The US classified spaceplane is likely spying on China according to Spaceflight Magazine’s editor Dr. David Baker.

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Russian Probe expected to start Reentry Mid January 2012

Image courtesy of MSNBC & Ralf Vandebergh Russian military space forces informed Russian news agencies on Wednesday, fragments of Russia’s stranded Mars probe Phobos-Grunt could fall to Earth on January 15.

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The Private space race gets new entrant

Paul Allen and Burt Rutan reuniting, in a new project called Stratolaunch.  Breaking ground soon on the New Hanger in the Mojave Desert that will house the largest aircraft ever flown.  The hangers construction will be close to Scaled Composites … Continue reading

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