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Italian Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Sets Record for Women in Space

Space Exploration

With rocket launch, SpaceX to be first private firm to travel beyond low-Earth orbit

SpaceX is on its way to delivering NASA’s DISCOVR satellite to orbit after a succesfull rocket launch today, a feat that will make it the first …

Earth

SpaceX rocket blasts off to put weather satellite into deep space | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX rocket blasted off on Wednesday to put a U.S. satellite into deep space, where it will keep tabs on solar storms and image Earth from nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million km) away. Illuminated by the setting sun, the 22-story Falcon 9 rocket soared off its …

Space Exploration

SpaceX rocket blasts off to put weather satellite into deep space | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX rocket blasted off on Wednesday to put a U.S. satellite into deep space, where it will keep tabs on solar storms and image Earth from nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million km) away.<p>Illuminated by the setting sun, the 22-story Falcon 9 rocket soared off its …

Space Exploration

Tests planned on mysterious 'milky rain' in U.S. Pacific Northwest | Reuters

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Scientists from two U.S. Pacific Northwest laboratories plan to conduct tests of unusual precipitation that fell across the region over the weekend in hopes of pinpointing the origins of so-called “milky rain” that has mystified residents, officials said on …

Environmentalism

SpaceX cancels Florida rocket landing test because of rough seas

SpaceX had counted on better flying weather on Wednesday, as it geared up for the third time to launch a deep-space observatory, but it had to cancel a radical rocket-landing test because of rough seas.<p>The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket holds the Deep Space Climate Observatory, a satellite dreamed up by …

Space Travel

SpaceX Launches DSCOVR Satellite at Last, but Skips Rocket Landing

The third time was the charm for SpaceX — which launched the Deep Space Climate Observatory with its Falcon 9 rocket, but decided against trying to land the rocket's first stage on an oceangoing platform in rough seas.<p>The sunset liftoff took place at 6:03 p.m. ET Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air …

Space Exploration

Watch SpaceX send the DSCOVR satellite to deep space

The Falcon 9's reusable landing won't be tested<p>SpaceX will make another attempt to launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite tonight, its fourth since Sunday. The initial attempt was called off because of a failure in the Air Force's tracking radar; the weather was too bad on the …