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After setbacks, rocket launch opens new era in human spaceflight.

  • Dec 13, 2018

As Virgin Galactic — the company founded by billionaire Richard Branson with a goal of taking tourists on suborbital trips high into the sky — prepares to eventually fly its first customers, the question remains: Where does space begin?

  • Dec 11, 2018

Although the booster failed to stick the landing, the mission to deliver cargo and supplies to the International Space Station was a success.

  • Dec 5, 2018

The Soyuz spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, blasted off from Kazakhstan on Monday and later docked with the International Space Station.

  • Dec 3, 2018

President Trump’s proposed military branch would cost the Pentagon $1.5 billion to $2.7 billion in additional money over five years, the Center for Strategic and International Studies said.That estimate is certain to fuel the debate over what would become the first new branch since the Air Force was created in 1947.

  • Nov 21, 2018

In a White House statement Tuesday, President Trump again said that the U.S.-Saudi security partnership should continue to protect jobs at U.S. defense contractors, despite the killing and dismemberment of a Saudi journalist at the hands of Saudi operatives.

  • Nov 20, 2018

The months-long assessment will examine “everything and anything that could impact safety” as the companies prepare to fly humans for the first time.

  • Nov 20, 2018

NASA is considering selling seats to the public on the spacecraft that will ferry its astronauts to the International Space Station, opening another line of revenue as the agency attempts to broaden its appeal.

  • Nov 19, 2018

Richard Branson knows the agony of space flight. Now he’s set on triumph.

  • Nov 19, 2018

The predawn launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was SpaceX's 12th of the year.

  • Jun 29, 2018
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