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Watch Russia Launch the Fastest Space Station Cargo Flight on Sunday

Russia’s Progress 69 resupply rocket is pictured in its processing facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch a cargo shipment to the International Space Station (ISS) in record time early Sunday morning (Feb. 11), and you can watch the event live online.  Topped with the Russian Progress 69 cargo […]

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Tesla Roadster Gets Interplanetary ID

A Tesla Roadster and a mannequin “driver” were launched into space by a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, 2018. The Roadster came equipped with cameras to show the view from orbit. It is official. That SpaceX Falcon Heavy payload has been assigned an interplanetary ID: Tesla Roadster (AKA: Starman, 2018-017A). The Trajectory name […]

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Want to Be Like Elon? 3D Print Your Own Falcon Heavy

A 3D-printed model of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket fairing, complete with a model car to represent the Tesla Roadster that flew on the real Falcon Heavy’s maiden flight. The design is freely available via the website thingiverse.com. Just a few days ago, a Tesla Roadster soared into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket […]

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Military Certification the Next Big Test for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy

WASHINGTON — The inaugural launch on Tuesday of the world’s most powerful rocket sets the stage for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to begin the qualification process to compete for lucrative U.S. government contracts. The U.S. Air Force has already booked the massive rocket for a June launch of a test payload. But the Falcon Heavy may have to […]

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Sierra Nevada Gets NASA Approval for First Dream Chaser ISS Cargo Mission

The first Dream Chaser orbital mission will be a cargo flight to the International Space Station, now scheduled for late 2020. WASHINGTON — NASA has given Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) formal approval for the company’s first cargo mission to the International Space Station in late 2020. SNC announced Feb. 7 that it had received “authority […]

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