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SpaceX Moves Falcon Heavy Test Fire to Tuesday

Hawthorne, Calfornia-based SpaceX isn't necessarily having performance issues with the rollout of their new rocket, but delays have pushed the awakening of its new vehicle into another week. The Falcon Heavy was rolled out to Launch Complex 39A last Tuesday in advance of a landmark test that will be the most powerful hold-down fire of rocket engines in Cape Canaveral's history. While the complex...

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Natalie Portman in Talks to Portray Struggling NASA Astronaut

According to a report in Variety, Natalie Portman may soon step into the role of an astronaut for Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film, Pale Blue Dot. The film will be directed by Noah Hawley, the creator of the critically-acclaimed television series Fargo. Reese Witherspoon was originally attached to the role but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with her HBO series Big Little Lies....

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SpaceX is About to Test the Most Powerful Rocket in the World

  Elon Musk's SpaceX has already rolled its next rocket out to a launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a fit test of the vehicle and its many components. And the Falcon Heavy surely needed one due to its massive size and three-booster assembly. Now its time for a different kind of test at legendary pad 39A––where Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong lifted off to walk on the...

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The Military’s Secret Zuma Spacecraft is Lost After Launch

On Sunday, September 7th at 8PM Eastern, the Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a clandestine military payload atop its Falcon 9 rocket. Built by aerospace manufacturer Northrop Grumman for a still-unknown branch of the Government and code-named Zuma, the secretive spacecraft was lofted to an unknown destination in low-Earth orbit. But according to reports, Zuma may...

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First Launch of 2018: SpaceX Lifts Secretive Zuma Spacecraft to Orbit

SpaceX has had the honor of launching Earth's first space mission of 2018! Liftoff of Zuma occurred on Sunday, January 7th at 8:00 PM Eastern from Space Launch Complex 40. About 8 minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9 booster came flying home for a touchdown on Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral. You can watch a replay of the launch below: SpaceX's first mission of the year is actually a launch held...

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When Will Human Spaceflight Return to American Soil?

It's the ultimate question and one we've been asking since NASA retired the celebrated Space Shuttle program in 2011 with the final launch of the Atlantis. Since then, the federal space agency has created commercial crew contracts that will allow private companies like Boeing and SpaceX to taxi NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on their own spacecraft. After an insight review of...

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