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  • SpaceX Dragon capsule returns with space station science, lands in Pacific Ocean

    March 19, 2017 10:18 PM 21

    LOS ANGELES — A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples. The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific on Sunday off the Southern California coast. Astronauts set it free from the International Space Station 5½ hours earlier. The Dragon flew to the space station a month ago from the same Florida launch pad used for NASA's

  • ULA set for 2nd Space Coast launch this week

    March 17, 2017 3:41 PM 21

    For the second time this week, a rocket is scheduled to take off from the Space Coast. United Launch Alliance plans to send one of its Delta IV rockets into space Saturday. If successful, it would be the second of the week after SpaceX launched one of its Falcon 9 rockets into space early Thursday morning. The Delta IV will take off from Launch Complex

  • High winds scrub SpaceX launch from Florida; Next window set for Thursday

    March 14, 2017 10:17 AM 18

    High winds forced SpaceX to cancel this morning’s Falcon 9 rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center. “Standing down due to high winds; working toward next available launch opportunity,” the company posted on Twitter. The launch window was scheduled to open at 1:34 a.m., but on Monday the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron, which is based on the coast

  • SpaceX May Launch EchoStar 23 Satellite Early Thursday: Watch It Live

    March 14, 2017 6:06 AM 20

    This story was updated at 2 a.m. EST Tuesday (March 14) after SpaceX scrubbed that day's launch attempt due to bad weather. SpaceX may launch a commercial communications satellite in the wee hours of Thursday morning (March 16), and, if it does, you can watch the liftoff live. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the EchoStar 23 satellite was scheduled

  • Here's the best way to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it

    March 10, 2017 7:29 PM 16

    So, do that. Get rid of any gunk that’s stuck in your keyboard using compressed air. Then you can spray your microfiber cloth — here’s my imaginary microfiber cloth — with your electronics cleaner. There it is. Tap it off on the back of your hand. Too much moisture on a cloth, especially around electronics, very bad thing. Oh, and another rule — never

  • Lost and found: NASA tracks down missing lunar spacecraft

    March 10, 2017 1:26 PM 26

    It made history as India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft. Then it vanished. Nearly a decade later, NASA has located two unmanned spacecraft orbiting the moon, including India's Chandrayaan-1, which went quiet in 2009. Scientists used a new ground radar to locate the spacecraft -- one active and one dormant -- orbiting the moon, NASA said Thursday

  • SpaceX to send first tourists around the moon next year

    February 28, 2017 8:29 AM 41

    Two paying passengers are to travel using spaceship under development for Nasa SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for Nasa astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch company have announced. The launch of the first privately funded tourist flight

  • SpaceX Says it Will Fly 2 People to Moon Next Year

    February 28, 2017 2:03 AM 39

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago. Tech billionaire Elon Musk — the company's founder and chief executive officer — announced the surprising news barely a week after launching his first rocket from NASA's legendary moon pad. Two people

  • Can SpaceX actually fly humans around the moon in 2018? (+video)

    February 28, 2017 1:06 AM 22

    On Monday, the private spaceflight company, which has yet to fly humans to space, announced plans to send a crewed spacecraft around the moon late next year. February 27, 2017 —Two private citizens have booked a trip around the moon scheduled for 2018, according to a SpaceX announcement Monday afternoon. Yes, you read that right. The commercial spaceflight

  • Can SpaceX really fly humans around the moon in 2018? (+video)

    February 28, 2017 12:38 AM 22

    On Monday, the private spaceflight company, which has yet to fly humans to space, announced plans to send a crewed spacecraft around the moon late next year. February 27, 2017 —Two private citizens have booked a trip around the moon scheduled for 2018, according to a SpaceX announcement Monday afternoon. Yes, you read that right. The commercial spaceflight