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Artemis 1 rocket beside Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA

NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar rocket will deploy on August 18 for a lunar launch

NASA’s ambitious Artemis 1 lunar mission will return to pad one last time before launch. The Artemis 1 stack will make the approximately 6.4 kilometer journey from the Kennedy Space Center Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Complex 39B on August 18, NASA confirmed Friday, August 5. The deployment will keep Artemis 1 on track to …

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Orion Artemis I Moon

Additional NASA Artemis I test targets for the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft

Animation of the Orion spacecraft flying around the Moon. Credit: NASA. During Artemis I, which is scheduled to launch on August 29, Nasa Founded in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). It is responsible …

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Rocket Report: SpaceX launches Korea to Moon, Georgia's disputed spaceport

Rocket Report: SpaceX launches Korea to Moon, Georgia’s disputed spaceport

Enlarge / An Atlas V rocket launches a Space Infrared System satellite Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Base. Trevor Mahlman Welcome to Rocket Report 5.05! Don’t look now, but we could be less than four weeks away from launching NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. I’ve covered this booster for a dozen years and …

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying South Korea

SpaceX launches South Korea’s first-ever moon mission, lands rocket at sea

South Korea is on its way to the moon. The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) took off today (August 4) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, launching South Korea’s first-ever deep-space mission and setting the stage for more ambitious lunar efforts down the road. KPLO, also known as Danuri, “will be the first step to …

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SpaceX tackles Falcon 9 rocket damage ahead of next NASA astronaut launch

SpaceX tackles Falcon 9 rocket damage ahead of next NASA astronaut launch

A Falcon 9 rocket colliding with a bridge was responsible for damage that delayed SpaceX’s next human launch. The Falcon 9 first stage was damaged in transit, a SpaceX representative told reporters during a briefing today (August 4). The subject of the briefing was SpaceX’s delayed Crew-5 mission, which is now expected to carry four …

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You can watch 4 different rocket launches in free webcasts on Thursday

You can watch 4 different rocket launches in free webcasts on Thursday

Update for 1:30 a.m. EDT: Rocket Lab has successfully launched the NROL-199 spy satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office, with the satellite expected to deploy around 02:00 a.m. EDT (06:00 GMT). Next up on August 4 is the United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V mission carrying the SBIRS GEO 6 missile warning satellite. This webcast …

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