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Elon Musk: Launch pad explosion is 'most difficult and complex' failure in SpaceX's 14 years
SpaceX’s launch pad explosion last week that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and a communications satellite is turning out to be the “most difficult and complex failure” the company has had in its 14 years, Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted early Friday morning. In a series of tweets, Musk shared some...
57 points by Los Angeles Times | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SpaceX Elon Musk Oxygen Falcon 9 International Space Station Space Shuttle Time
The week in 34 photos
Take a look at 34 photos of the week from September 2 through September 9.
434 points by CNN | Barack Obama Vladimir Putin President of the United States Week-day names United States International Space Station United States presidential election 2008
NASA study of twins Mark and Scott Kelly examines biological limits of sending humans to Mars
Dr. Francine Garrett-Bakelman arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the middle of the night, ready to get her hands on Scott Kelly’s blood. She watched on a laptop as the astronaut stepped off a plane March 2 about 1:30 a.m., back in Houston after his record 340 days aboard the International...
763 points by Los Angeles Times | International Space Station NASA Space exploration Human spaceflight Astronaut Immune system White blood cell Mir
Happy landings: 3 space station crew members back on Earth
After watching more than 2,750 sunrises from above the Earth, three crew members of the International Space Station returned to the planet for a sparkling sunrise back on Earth Wednesday ...
5 points by Las Vegas Sun | International Space Station Earth Soyuz Soyuz Mir Baikonur Cosmodrome Gennady Padalka NASA
World Briefs: Mexico official resigns after Trump flap
MEXICO CITY — The fallout from a wildly unpopular meeting last week between President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and Donald Trump appears to have cost Mr. Pena Nieto one of his closest Cabinet allies.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Ali Khamenei Hajj Ruhollah Khomeini Iran Masjid al-Haram Mecca Supreme Leader of Iran International Space Station
ISS astronauts clearing some space for new parking spot
Astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | International Space Station Extra-vehicular activity Mir Space Shuttle NASA Human spaceflight Kennedy Space Center European Space Agency
Elon Musk on brink of “Wright Brothers Moment” with reused rocket
If the rocket Elon Musk's SpaceX expects to launch next week looks familiar, that's because it is.
-1 points by The Denver Post | International Space Station Rocket NASA Space exploration Space Shuttle Kennedy Space Center SpaceX Barack Obama
'Alien' haunts outer space thriller 'Life'
Say hello to Calvin. Or maybe not. Calvin is the resident alien on space station Plymouth Rock and really, he would as soon suck the life out of you as look at you. Calvin comes from Mars, if you must know, but in truth his talents for havoc and devastation were wasted on the cold, dead Red Planet...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Life Space exploration Outer space International Space Station Space station Ariyon Bakare Spaceflight Mary Jo Markey
Review: Few signs of ‘Life’ in schlocky sci-fi tale
Don’t let the very good cast fool you, this outer space adventure is just another ‘Alien’ clone        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Outer space International Space Station Jake Gyllenhaal Ariyon Bakare Space station Space exploration NASA Space
Review: If ‘Life’ seems familiar, that’s because it is
An alien life form attacks a space-station crew in creepy sci-fi tale        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Human International Space Station Life Ariyon Bakare Jake Gyllenhaal Rogue state Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower Fear
Review: 'Life' is a mediocre science-fiction thriller
Life is a box of chocolates, a highway and, alas, a mediocre science-fiction thriller.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Life Organism Meaning of life Biology Extraterrestrial life Gene Horror film International Space Station
SpaceX rocket successfully launches from historic NASA launchpad
Rocket was carrying more han 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.       
-2 points by USA Today | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40
SpaceX rocket successfully launches carrying supplies to the International Space Station
Rocket was carrying more han 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.       
438 points by USA Today | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40
SpaceX completes historic launch

18 points by CNN | Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle International Space Station Apollo program Dow Jones Industrial Average NASA Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad
This is SpaceX’s first launch from Florida since a rocket explosion last summer        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SpaceX Falcon 9 Space exploration
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off, lands at Cape Canaveral
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A on Sunday, taking with it more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40
Watch: SpaceX successfully launches, lands Falcon 9 rocket
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 19 (UPI) -- SpaceX has successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket a day after aborting the mission seconds before launch.
1 points by UPI | Rocket International Space Station Kennedy Space Center SpaceX SpaceX Dragon Space Shuttle Falcon 9 Commercial Orbital Transportation Services
SpaceX trying to launch rocket from historic moon pad — again
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad. As dawn broke Sunday over Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, the unmanned Falcon rocket stood at Launch Complex 39A, poised to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 9:39 a.m. This is the same pad...
16 points by New York Post | Kennedy Space Center NASA International Space Station Space Shuttle Space exploration Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Cape Canaveral Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's historic moonshot pad is back in business.A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. It was visible for just seconds before ducking into clouds on its way to the International Space Station, with a load of supplies.Astronauts flew to the moon from this very spot nearly a half-century ago. The pad was last used for NASA's final shuttle mission nearly six years ago.
17 points by Boston Herald | Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Cape Canaveral Air Force Station NASA International Space Station SpaceX Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 Falcon 9
Updates: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from historic KSC pad, lands at Cape
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A on Sunday, taking with it more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the ISS.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Kennedy Space Center International Space Station Falcon 9 SpaceX Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 Space Shuttle Merlin
SpaceX successfully launches, lands Falcon 9 rocket
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 19 (UPI) -- SpaceX has successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket a day after aborting the mission seconds before launch.
1 points by UPI | Rocket International Space Station Kennedy Space Center SpaceX SpaceX Dragon Space Shuttle Falcon 9 Commercial Orbital Transportation Services
SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad
NASA's historic moonshot pad is back in business. A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. It's carrying a load of supplies for the International Space Station. Astronauts flew to the moon from this very spot nearly a half-century ago. The...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | NASA International Space Station Kennedy Space Center Space exploration Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Constellation program Vision for Space Exploration
SpaceX successfully launches rocket on second attempt - NASA
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Sunday, on the second attempt this weekend, recovering from technical issues which thwarted the planned launch a day earlier. Read Full Article at RT.com
2761 points by Russia Today | Rocket Kennedy Space Center International Space Station NASA Space Shuttle Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space exploration Launch pad
SpaceX aims for Sunday morning launch after scrub on Saturday
SpaceX is set to launch almost 5,500 pounds of supplies Sunday morning to the International Space Station after scrubbing its previous attempt Saturday because of a potential issue with its Falcon 9 rocket. The launch is scheduled for 6:38 a.m. Pacific time from Kennedy Space Center in Florida....
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral Air Force Station International Space Station Space Shuttle NASA SpaceX Rocket Space exploration
SpaceX trying again to launch rocket from historic moon pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad. As dawn broke Sunday over Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the unmanned Falcon rocket stood at Launch Complex 39A, poised to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Kennedy Space Center NASA International Space Station Space Shuttle Space exploration Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Cape Canaveral
SpaceX scrubs launch, will try again Sunday morning
SpaceX scrubbed its launch of a space station supply mission seconds before liftoff Saturday morning, citing a possible problem with the second stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. The Hawthorne space company said it would try to launch again Sunday at 6:38 a.m. Pacific time from Launch Complex 39A at...
17 points by Los Angeles Times | Kennedy Space Center International Space Station Space Shuttle NASA SpaceX Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Vandenberg Air Force Base Rocket
SpaceX aborts flight due to rocket issues

1985 points by CNN | Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Cape Canaveral Air Force Station NASA Rocket International Space Station Dow Jones Industrial Average Apollo program
NASA to send superbug to space station
An antibiotic-resistant superbug will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Saturday from the same Cape Canaveral pad where the first manned mission to the moon lifted off and soon be studied by astronauts on the International Space Station.
1649 points by CNN | Antibiotic resistance International Space Station Staphylococcus aureus Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus DNA Pneumonia Bacteria Penicillin
Last-second launch delay for SpaceX at historic moon pad
Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX on Saturday to delay its inaugural launch from NASA's historic moon pad. SpaceX halted the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining. The second-stage steering issue actually cropped up several minutes earlier. But with just an instant to get the unmanned...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | NASA International Space Station Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Space exploration Elon Musk SpaceX Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
SpaceX rocket launch aborted due to technical difficulties, rescheduled for Sunday- NASA (VIDEO)
Saturday’s scheduled launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been delayed due to technical issues. NASA said in a tweet that it was due “to a second stage thrust vector control issue.” The launch has been rescheduled for Sunday morning. Read Full Article at RT.com
190 points by Russia Today | Kennedy Space Center International Space Station NASA Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Shuttle Rocket Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 SpaceX
SpaceX go for launching rocket from NASA's historic moon pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is all set to launch a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | NASA Constellation program Space Shuttle Space exploration Rocket International Space Station Glider aircraft Spaceflight
ISS to test superbug’s ‘microgravity mutations’ in bid to make better drugs
A deadly superbug and an advanced lightning sensor will be among the varied cargo heading to the International Space Station as SpaceX launches its 10th commercial resupply mission for NASA. Read Full Article at RT.com
-2 points by Russia Today | International Space Station Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle SpaceX Dragon Falcon 9 Antibiotic resistance Human spaceflight SpaceX
NASA, Kennedy Space Center await direction from Trump
Robert Cabana calls space center a multi-user spaceport as home to NASA, commercial operators.       
13885 points by USA Today | Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle NASA International Space Station Space exploration Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Spaceflight Rocket
India eyes record satellite launch
Forget the US versus Russia. The real space race is taking place in Asia.
8277 points by CNN | Space exploration Indian Space Research Organisation NASA Moon Space Race International Space Station Spacecraft Satellite
Discover, Engage, Feel: RT relaunches its ‘radically-overhauled & unique’ 360 video app
RT360, an app that allows thousands to enjoy panoramic videos as they should be – on mobile devices – has been completely remade with an intuitive interface that doesn’t just let you pick a clip, but understands why you are watching a 360 video in the first place. Read Full Article at RT.com
195 points by Russia Today | International Space Station Russia App Store Twitter
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vertical at Florida's Kennedy Space Center
Daniel UriaFeb. 11 (UPI) -- SpaceX lifted it's Falcon 9 rocket at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to undergo testing in preparation for a potential launch.
67 points by UPI | Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Cape Canaveral Air Force Station International Space Station Apollo program NASA Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 SpaceX
SpaceX to deliver superbug to ISS – so we can kill it faster in future
On February 14, SpaceX will send a bacterium to the International Space Station (ISS) that kills more Americans every year than HIV/AIDS, emphysema, Parkinson’s disease and homicide combined, all for a good cause, of course. Read Full Article at RT.com
104 points by Russia Today | Antibiotic resistance International Space Station Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Evolution Immune system Microorganism
'Thor experiment' captures rare footage of electrical ‘blue jets’ in space (VIDEO)
Rare footage of a thunderstorm filmed from onboard the International Space Station (ISS) has raised more questions than answers for scientists, according to a new study. Read Full Article at RT.com
628 points by Russia Today | European Space Agency Lightning NASA International Space Station Space exploration Andreas Mogensen Eye Canadian Space Agency
Soccer ball that survived Challenger finally makes it to space
A soccer ball that was aboard the Challenger shuttle when it exploded in 1986 — and surprisingly found intact amid the wreckage — has finally made its way back into space. The miracle ball was launched into orbit last week, just days after the anniversary of the tragedy. It belonged to NASA astronaut Ellison Onizuka...
375 points by New York Post | STS-51-L Space Shuttle Challenger disaster Space Shuttle American astronauts International Space Station Space Shuttle Challenger Space Shuttle Columbia
Space junk mission drawn into Earth's atmosphere & destroyed
Japan’s space agency, JAXA, has failed in its mission to test technology for clearing up the copious amount of junk in space. Read Full Article at RT.com
83 points by Russia Today | International Space Station NASA European Space Agency Satellite Space exploration Space debris Earth Canadian Space Agency
Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish
CHICAGO (AP) — An Australian lungfish that entranced visitors to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium for more than 80 years has been euthanized due to old age, the popular tourist attraction announced Monday.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Illinois International Space Station 1933 Chicago Estimator According to Jim
‘Life’: Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal Fight to Save Earth in New Trailer
All of Earth is relying on Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and the rest of their astronaut crew in the first trailer for “Life,” released Sunday ahead of the Super Bowl. The film follows team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a... Read more »
90 points by Variety | Evolution Jake Gyllenhaal American film actors International Space Station Organism Super Bowl I Life Super Bowl
ISS astronaut throws longest ever football pass (well, sort of)
Amy R. ConnollyFeb. 4 (UPI) -- NASA astronauts are claiming to have set a new record for the longest football pass in history.
37 points by UPI | International Space Station NASA United Press International Astronaut Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Mir Space exploration Houston
Astronauts roast Trump from outer space
That’s one small tweet for man. When Donald Trump tweeted Friday night, “We must keep ‘evil’ out of our country,” astronauts at the International Space Station replied, “We have space for you up here. Come join us.” The missive was quickly deleted but not before it was widely shared around the cosmos. Trump may think...
534 points by New York Post | NASA Space Shuttle International Space Station Kennedy Space Center Space exploration Mir Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Super Bowl
Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser gets cameo of “The Space Between Us”
Dream Chaser won't make its debut as a reusable space utility vehicle performing missions in low Earth orbit for another two years. But in Hollywood, it's already a prime-time player in space.
19 points by The Denver Post | Satellite Film Time Protagonist Vehicle International Space Station Spoiler Atmospheric reentry
Under Trump, astronauts might chart a new path to a familiar place: The moon
A return to the moon is gaining traction. Mars is still the ultimate destination.       
17441 points by USA Today | NASA Human spaceflight International Space Station Space exploration Moon Mars Vision for Space Exploration Apollo program
This new process to recycle pee is the key to deep space travel
There are many obstacles facing the path to deep-space exploration, but engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center are close to clearing one: turning urine into water. NASA scientists updated the International Space Station’s urine-reclaiming system — a vital component to any long-distance spaceflights, such as a journey to Mars. “The goal is not to take...
176 points by New York Post | International Space Station Space exploration NASA Mir Water cycle Outer space Earth Human spaceflight
Watch Su-33 fighter take off Russian carrier ‘Kuznetsov’ in majestic 360 video (EXCLUSIVE)
‘Admiral Kuznetsov’, Russia’s only aircraft carrier, is normally off limits for civilian visitors. But thanks to RT’s 360 video you can experience what being on its flight deck looks like. Read Full Article at RT.com
1471 points by Russia Today | Syria Russia International Space Station F-14 Tomcat Aircraft Sukhoi Su-33 Sukhoi Su-27 Sukhoi
This is what your photo stream looks like when you're a NASA astronaut
Since 1996 NASA astronaut Donald R. Pettit has racked up 370 days aboard the International Space Station and 13 hours of space walking. Along with conducting scientific experiments, taking photographs is part of the job - and that's just fine with Pettit, an enthusiastic snapper since he began...
99 points by Los Angeles Times | International Space Station Camera Mir Photography Earth Light Brownie NASA
RT DELIVERS FIRST EVER 360-DEGREE VIDEO FROM SPACE
Read Full Article at RT.com
13 points by Russia Today | International Space Station Mir Moscow Space Station Freedom Russia Space station Russian Federal Space Agency Space exploration