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12.06.15
Orbital Sciences launches first spacecraft since 2014 explosion
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Orbital Sciences launches first spacecraft since 2014 explosion

The Cygnus resupply mission is off to the International Space Station.

By J. Fingas,   12.06.15
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12.02.15
SpaceX is eyeing Cape Canaveral for its rocket's ground landing
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SpaceX is eyeing Cape Canaveral for its rocket's ground landing

Barge landings might have to wait.

By M. Moon,   12.02.15
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11.24.15
Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race
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Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race

Blue Origin got their BE-3 rocket to the edge of space, then landed it without breaking anything.

By S. Dent,   11.24.15
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11.05.15
NASA photos show the Antares rocket explosion in gritty detail
11.05.15

NASA photos show the Antares rocket explosion in gritty detail

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket blew up in spectacular fashion, and NASA has posted the photos to prove it.

By J. Fingas,   11.05.15
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10.14.15
Watch Virgin Galactic test fire its satellite launching rocket
10.14.15

Watch Virgin Galactic test fire its satellite launching rocket

Considering its ambitious launch schedule, there's still a lot of work to do.

By S. Dent,   10.14.15
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09.17.15
This web game shows that landing a Falcon 9 rocket is pretty much impossible
09.17.15

This web game shows that landing a Falcon 9 rocket is pretty much impossible

And you thought the carrier landing stage in Top Gun was a nightmare.

By A. Tarantola,   09.17.15
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07.20.15
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion caused by faulty strut
07.20.15

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion caused by faulty strut

A single part failed during a recent SpaceX launch and the resulting explosion means no more launches until at least the fall.

By R. Baldwin,   07.20.15
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07.02.15
Watch Russia launch crucial Space Station cargo at 12:55AM ET
07.02.15

Watch Russia launch crucial Space Station cargo at 12:55AM ET

The International Space Station has had a tough time getting supplies lately between two rocket ex...

By J. Fingas,   07.02.15
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06.28.15
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket breaks up shortly after launch (updated)
06.28.15

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket breaks up shortly after launch (updated)

Today is not a good day for private spaceflight. SpaceX and NASA have confirmed that a Falcon 9 ro...

By J. Fingas,   06.28.15
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