Space launches

A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite is seen over the sky in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The rocket created a brief light show over Southern California after blasting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Falcon 9 rose above coastal clouds into the dawn sky Thursday and arced southward over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
February 22, 2018 - 2:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket...
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February 22, 2018 - 9:48 am
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a SpaceX launch of a Spanish satellite from California (all times local): 6:34 a.m. A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite created a brief light show over Southern California after blasting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Falcon 9...
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February 21, 2018 - 4:09 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and his new space advisory council want U.S. private companies moving faster and farther into the cosmos, with the government easing restrictions on these 21st century pioneers. The U.S. will get left behind, the National Space Council was...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:57 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX satellite launch from California that could create a spectacular aerial display has been delayed. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite for Spain had been scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday, nearly...
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February 13, 2018 - 7:50 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off for the International Space Station two days after the original launch was scrubbed. The Progress capsule is carrying 2.7 metric tons (3 U.S. tons) of food, fuel and other supplies. It entered orbit eight minutes after liftoff Tuesday...
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In this file photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 and , Russian cargo ship Souz 2,1A is on the launch pad at Russia's main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station.(Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 9:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday...
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This image from video provided by SpaceX shows the company's spacesuit in Elon Musk's red Tesla sports car which was launched into space during the first test flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (SpaceX via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 3:38 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars. SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his rocketing Tesla Roadster. The red electric convertible was the unorthodox cargo aboard his company's brand new...
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The crowd cheers at Playalinda Beach in the Canaveral National Seashore, just north of the Kennedy Space Center, during the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Playalinda is one of closest public viewing spots to see the launch, about 3 miles from the SpaceX launchpad 39A. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 3:46 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the...
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A Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Falcon Heavy, has three first-stage boosters, strapped together with 27 engines in all. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 06, 2018 - 11:46 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on SpaceX rocket launch (all times local): 8 p.m. SpaceX chief Elon Musk says the center booster of the Falcon Heavy slammed into the Atlantic at 300 mph, missing the floating landing platform. Musk says it hit the water with such force that shrapnel flew onto...
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A mannequin “Starman” sits at the wheel of a Tesla Roadster in this photo posted on the Instagram account of Elon Musk, head of auto company Tesla and founder of the private space company SpaceX. The car will be on board when SpaceX launches its new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Courtesy of Elon Musk/Instagram via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 1:26 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX "Starman" is aboard the company's new rocket that's set to make its launch debut from Florida SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk revealed pictures of the surprise dummy passenger Monday. Test flights usually carry steel or concrete for cargo, or mundane...
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