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Orbital Sciences Corporation (AP Photo)

Rocket that will carry cargo ship test launched

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched a rocket on Sunday in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.

04/21/2013

This is from a SpaceX video showing the company's Dragon space capsule firing thrusters during a powered descent as it aims for a vertical landing at its launch site. (Photo: SpaceX)

The next Dragon is alien-like

The next version of the Dragon spacecraft built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX will look like something truly out of this world, according to Elon Musk, the company’s billionaire founder and CEO.

03/29/2013

The SpaceX Dragon is unberthed from the station's Harmony node as the sun begins to rise over the Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)

Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.

03/28/2013

The SpaceX Dragon is unberthed from the station's Harmony node as the sun begins to rise over the Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship leaves space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A privately owned cargo ship left the International Space Station with a full science load Tuesday and aimed for a splashdown in the Pacific.

03/26/2013

SpaceX founder Elon Musk (AP Photo)

SpaceX rocket launched but problem with thrusters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial vessel carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into trouble shortly after liftoff Friday. SpaceX’s billionaire founder Elon Musk reported a problem with the thrusters on the “Dragon.”

03/01/2013

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Private SpaceX rocket launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday under a billion-dollar contract with NASA that could lead to astronaut rides in just a few years.

03/01/2013

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SpaceX on verge of 3rd supply run to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get another commercial shipment. The California company known as SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned Falcon rocket from Cape Canaveral on Friday.

02/28/2013

SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial supply ship is on its way to the International Space Station. The California-based SpaceX launched its unmanned Falcon rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday night. Aboard the […]

10/07/2012

SpaceX's historic mission complete

(CNS) – Nearly a week after making history by becoming the first private spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station, a capsule built by a Hawthorne-based aerospace company returned to Earth today, splashing down […]

05/31/2012

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