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March 6, 2018 2:40 PM SpaceX launches its 50th Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a 'bus-sized' Spanish communications satellite into orbit (and it weighs a record six tonnes!)

SpaceX carried out the 50th launch of its signature Falcon 9 rocket early today, a swift ascent to a milestone which many aerospace firms take far longer to attain. It was carrying to orbit a Hispasat Spanish-language communications satellite 'almost the size of a city bus,' according to tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The craft weighs six tonnes (6.6 tons) 17

February 18, 2018 5:13 AM Satellite launch from California is delayed

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A SpaceX satellite launch from California that could create a spectacular aerial display has been delayed. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite for Spain had been scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday, nearly 20 minutes before sunrise. But the launch was pushed back to early 8

February 15, 2018 11:58 PM Billionaire space race heats up as Richard Branson admits he's JEALOUS of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launch

Elon Musk made history earlier this month when his Falcon Heavy megarocket launched from Cape Canaveral, carrying Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster on a journey to Mars. Richard Branson told CNN in an interview on Wednesday that he's envious of Musk's successful launch but that his space company Virgin Galactic would be planning its own mission soon. The Falcon 23

February 6, 2018 11:18 PM SpaceX successfully launches Falcon Heavy rocket

The side boosters land upright and in unison back on earth, as Elon Musk's biggest launch so far proves a success. Even SpaceX boss Elon Musk admitted it might all end in a ball of flames as the company embarked on its most ambitious launch to date. The billonaire, who also owns Tesla, used his own car as the test payload - with David Bowie's Space Oddity 12

February 6, 2018 9:35 PM SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch Success

It was playing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' on the way up. The rocket - the most powerful since the Space Shuttle - launched without incident, delivering its unique payload in the form of Elon Musk’s very own Tesla sports car. Launching high into orbit at 20:45 GMT, the rocket performed perfectly despite concerns over high altitude winds that had delayed the launch 11

February 2, 2018 9:13 PM Cosmonauts throw out the rubbish as they upgrade International Space Station

Spacewalking Russian cosmonauts have removed an old electronics box as part of an antenna upgrade at the International Space Station and then threw it overboard as a piece of junk. Commander Alexander Misurkin used both gloved hands to shove the bundle away from the Russian side of the orbiting complex. The unit, bearing white insulation, with straps 10

January 12, 2018 11:50 AM Virgin Galactic will send tourists into space within MONTHS: Richard Branson's VSS Unity spaceplane completes another successful glide test 3 years after the firm's deadly crash

Virgin Galactic has completed another successful glide test of its VSS Unity spaceplane, putting the company on track to send tourists into space within months. The test, which comes more than three years since the firm's fatal crash, saw the craft manoeuvre safely to the ground from an altitude of 50,000 feet (15,000m). Virgin Galactic founder Richard 1

January 9, 2018 3:05 AM U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit -officials

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday. The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corp, failed to separate from the second 3

January 8, 2018 2:33 AM SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission

SpaceX on Sunday blasted off a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature -- and the agency behind it -- remains a mystery. "Three, two, one, ignition and liftoff," said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched under cover of darkness from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 8:00 pm (0100 GMT Monday). The launch was initially 9

December 23, 2017 3:46 AM What is SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket? Spacecraft that sparked fears of ‘UFO’ over California

SPACEX’s launch of its Falcon 9 rocket on early Saturday morning sparked a meltdown on social media as users feared “the end of the world” and the arrival of an alien UFO. One Twitter user, sharing a picture of the phenomenon, questioned: “The end of the world!?” Meanwhile Eric de Franco tweeted: “What is this?? UFO in California or SpaceX 49