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09.09.15
$2 billion rocket company merger could create giant SpaceX rival
09.09.15

$2 billion rocket company merger could create giant SpaceX rival

United Launch Alliance, the Pentagon's preferred launcher of spy satellites, could be bought by an American rocket engine maker for $2 billion.

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07.20.15
Can microwave-powered shuttles make space travel cheaper?
07.20.15

Can microwave-powered shuttles make space travel cheaper?

How much does it take to launch a satellite? According to Rocket Lab's Peter Beck "You pretty much...

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07.08.15
Future commercial satellites will be launched from New Zealand
07.08.15

Future commercial satellites will be launched from New Zealand

New Zealand has been chosen as the home for what's likely to be the world's first private satellit...

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11.13.14
Virgin Galactic pilot recounts how he survived being ejected at 50,000 feet
11.13.14

Virgin Galactic pilot recounts how he survived being ejected at 50,000 feet

When Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed in late October, the company attributed the loss to an...

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09.30.13
SpaceX launches new Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent stronger engines (video)
09.30.13

SpaceX launches new Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent stronger engines (video)

While most of the news about SpaceX has surrounded the Grasshopper lately, the firm has been plugg...

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07.06.13
SpaceX shows off new nav gear with latest Grasshopper rocket launch-and-landing (video)
07.06.13

SpaceX shows off new nav gear with latest Grasshopper rocket launch-and-landing (video)

We've been watching as the SpaceX Grasshopper's leap has grown higher and higher with each success...

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12.06.12
SpaceX lands a pair of plum US Air Force contracts for its Falcon rockets
12.06.12

SpaceX lands a pair of plum US Air Force contracts for its Falcon rockets

SpaceX vehicles have proved themselves thus far to be highly capable cargo-toters for hungry astro...

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10.10.12
Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule docking with the ISS, live (update: success!)
10.10.12

Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule docking with the ISS, live (update: success!)

SpaceX's Dragon left the planet on October 7th in a blaze of glory, and should be docking with the...

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10.07.12
Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule lift off, live (video)
10.07.12

Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule lift off, live (video)

There's nothing like a good ol' fashion rocket launch to spice up a lazy Sunday evening -- the Spa...

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