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SpaceX Test Rocket Goes Up and Explodes Again

SpaceX Test Rocket Goes Up and Explodes Again

SpaceX Test Rocket Goes Up and Explodes Again SpaceX Test Rocket Goes Up and Explodes Again On Tuesday morning, for the fourth time, SpaceX attempted a high-altitude test of its next-generation rocket and for the fourth time, it exploded.Through a series of test flights since December, SpaceX has successfully launched prototypes of Starship, intended to take people to Mars one …

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SpaceX Rocket Debris Seen Over Seattle and Portland, Astronomers Say

SpaceX Rocket Debris Seen Over Seattle and Portland, Astronomers Say

SpaceX Rocket Debris Seen Over Seattle and Portland, Astronomers Say SpaceX Rocket Debris Seen Over Seattle and Portland, Astronomers Say The mysterious bright lights streaking across the Pacific Northwest’s night sky on Thursday were not planes or meteors, but debris from a SpaceX rocket. That’s what the experts said, at least. But not everyone got the memo, so there was …

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The Space Launch System: NASA’s Last Rocket

The Space Launch System: NASA's Last Rocket

The Space Launch System: NASA’s Last Rocket The Space Launch System: NASA’s Last Rocket Update, March 18: This essay has been revised to reflect that the Space Launch System completed its second hot-fire test. Eleven years in the making, the most powerful NASA-built rocket since the Apollo program at last stands upright. Framed by the industrial test platform to which …

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Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket

Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket

Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket On Thursday, NASA’s new big rocket, the Space Launch System, will make a second attempt to not go anywhere. This test, called a hot fire, is a crucial step for the rocket, which has been in development for more than a decade. …

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Rocket Attack in Iraq Kills a U.S. Military Contractor

Rocket Attack in Iraq Kills a U.S. Military Contractor

Rocket Attack in Iraq Kills a U.S. Military Contractor Rocket Attack in Iraq Kills a U.S. Military Contractor By Sangar Khaleel and Jane Arraf ERBIL, Iraq — A rocket attack on the airport in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil on Monday killed a civilian contractor with the American-led military coalition and wounded six others, including a U.S. service member, …

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SpaceX’s Prototype Mars Rocket Crashes in Test Flight

SpaceX’s Prototype Mars Rocket Crashes in Test Flight

SpaceX’s Prototype Mars Rocket Crashes in Test Flight SpaceX’s Prototype Mars Rocket Crashes in Test Flight If it exploded last time, try, try again. They did, and it exploded again. On Tuesday, a test flight of SpaceX’s Starship, a huge next-generation spacecraft that Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of the private rocket company, dreams of one day sending …

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NASA’s Decision for Moon Rocket: Test Again or Prepare for Launch?

NASA’s Decision for Moon Rocket: Test Again or Prepare for Launch?

NASA’s Decision for Moon Rocket: Test Again or Prepare for Launch? NASA’s Decision for Moon Rocket: Test Again or Prepare for Launch? A critical piece of NASA’s giant moon rocket is in good shape even after a test firing on Saturday was abruptly cut short after just over a minute, space agency officials said on Tuesday. The officials said it …

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NASA’s SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test

NASA's SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test

NASA’s SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test NASA’s SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test After billions of dollars and a decade of work, NASA’s plans to send astronauts back to the moon had a new setback on Saturday. A planned eight-minute test firing of the four engines of a new mega rocket needed for …

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The Trump Presidency – Part Five: ‘Rocket Man’ and some ‘very fine’ neo-Nazis in Charlottesville

<p>White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park</p>

The Trump Presidency – Part Five: ‘Rocket Man’ and some ‘very fine’ neo-Nazis in Charlottesville The Trump Presidency – Part Five: ‘Rocket Man’ and some ‘very fine’ neo-Nazis in Charlottesville Donald Trump’s feud with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would escalate further in the summer of 2017, with the president reacting to the latest defiant missile launch by asking on …

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NASA Launched a Rocket 54 Years Ago. Has It Finally Come Home?

NASA Launched a Rocket 54 Years Ago. Has It Finally Come Home?

NASA Launched a Rocket 54 Years Ago. Has It Finally Come Home? NASA Launched a Rocket 54 Years Ago. Has It Finally Come Home? It was after midnight on Sept. 19 and Paul Chodas, the manager of the Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was working late, studying an object called 2020 …

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