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Massive crowds are expected for the inaugural launch of NASA's mega-rocket

Massive crowds are expected for the inaugural launch of NASA’s mega-rocket

Spectators watch the liftoff of the space shuttle Atlantis July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. Photo: Phil Sandlin (PA) NASA’s SLS rocket is set to launch for the first time in just three weeks, rumbling across the launch pad with 8.8 million pounds of thrust. There …

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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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SpaceX and ULA launch rockets from Space Force Station on the same day

Space is important to us, which is why we strive to provide you with the best coverage of industry and launches in Florida. Journalism like this takes time and resources. Please support him with a subscription here. — On Thursday, Florida’s Cape Canaveral space station hosted back-to-back rocket launches in an event that hadn’t happened …

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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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Watch live as SpaceX attempts its first direct launch to the Moon

Watch live as SpaceX attempts its first direct launch to the Moon

A Falcon 9 rocket during launch last July. Photo: SpaceX South Korea embarks on its first lunar mission, and SpaceX was brought in to help. You can watch the historic launch live here. Hard to believe, but the upcoming launch marks the first time SpaceX will send a payload directly into ballistic lunar transfer orbit. …

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