Space launches

In this photo provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, the rescue team gather next to the Soyuz MS-10 space capsule after it made an emergency landing in a field about 20 km (12,43 miles) Dzhezkazgan, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) northeast of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. EDT) Thursday from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, but their Soyuz booster rocket failed about two minutes after the launch. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service photo via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 11:44 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 8:35 p.m. International Space Station commander Alexander Gerst says he is grateful two astronauts are doing well after an exceedingly rare and harrowing launch abort ended their journey...
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In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 and provided by Justin Borja, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch is seen in the distance over the Golden Gate Bridge near Sausalito, Calif. When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as Phoenix and Sacramento posted photos of the rocket returning to its launch site on Sunday night in what was the first time SpaceX landed a first-stage booster back at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Justin Borja via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 5:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California's Central Coast, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix and Reno, Nevada, posted photos of the Falcon 9 rocket's launch...
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Two streaks in this long exposure photo show a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off, left, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, as seen from Pismo Beach, Calif. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, and then its first stage returning, right, to Earth at a nearby landing pad. The primary purpose of the mission was to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, but SpaceX also wanted to expand its recovery of first stages to its launch site at the Air Force base, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. (Joe Johnston/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 11:34 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried an Argentinian Earth-observation satellite into space Sunday and for the first time landed a first-stage booster back at its California launch site. The primary purpose of the mission was to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into...
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September 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's stalled effort to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in...
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The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket with the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard is seen shortly after the mobile service tower at SLC-2 was rolled back, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The ICESat-2 mission will measure the changing height of Earth's ice. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
September 15, 2018 - 9:17 am
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a...
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Former Vice President Al Gore addresses the Global Action Climate Summit Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in San Francisco. California Gov. Jerry Brown's international climate summit wraps up Friday with a call to action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing renewable energy and other Earth-friendly initiatives ahead of the next United Nations climate meeting in 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 14, 2018 - 6:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that the state plans to launch its "own damn satellite" into orbit to battle climate change. The man the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko famously dubbed "Gov. Moonbeam" made the announcement at the conclusion of a two-day climate summit...
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September 07, 2018 - 12:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister is claiming that a Russian satellite cozied up to a French one last year to eavesdrop on secure military communications, in what she said amounted to a "Star Wars" above the Earth. Florence Parly said Friday that the satellite "got close. A bit too close." She...
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September 05, 2018 - 5:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — A rocket developed by Chinese company iSpace blasted into space Wednesday carrying three miniature satellites in another milestone for the country's budding private spaceflight industry. Reports said the SQX-1Z rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern...
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This photo provided by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard shortly after the Mobile Service Tower was rolled back, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. NASA is sending the spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer than ever before. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 8:06 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun. Saturday's launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV (four) rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, with the Parker Solar Probe. This...
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Astronauts, from left to right, Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Robert Behnken, Douglas Hurley, Nicole Mann, Christopher Ferguson, Eric Boe, Josh Cassada and Sunita Williams give a thumbs up to the crowd after NASA announced them as astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Houston. The astronauts will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and return human launches to the U.S. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 03, 2018 - 7:08 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S. SpaceX and Boeing are shooting for a test flight of their capsules by the end of this year or early next, with the first crews...
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