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Boeing spacecraft lands in New Mexico after mission cut short

Dec 22, 2019 - 9:42 PM

The Starliner capsule was launched Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, but shortly after separating from its Atlas V launch rocket, its thrusters failed to activate as planned

SAFE LANDING. The Boeing Starliner in New Mexico. Screenshot from NASA Facebook page

How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The film injects new life into the most famous space mission of all time, which transfixed the world from July 16-24, 1969

APOLLO 11. US Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. Visible as a reflection in Aldrin's visor is Neil Armstrong, the man who took the photo. Photo by NASA

New SpaceX astronaut capsule successfully launched on ISS test mission

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) The only occupant on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule is a dummy named Ripley – but NASA plans to put two astronauts aboard later this year

REHEARSAL. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard takes off during the Demo-1 mission, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Probe of US spaceship crash may take a year

Nov 02, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Debris from the SpaceShipTwo rocket crash was strewn over an area 5 miles 8 kilometers long indicating a likely in flight breakup

CRASH SITE. An National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team surveys a tail section from the crashed Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, California, on November 01, 2014. Josh Edelson/AFP

Pilot dead as Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert

Nov 01, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Space is hard and today was a tough day says Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides

'SETBACK' FOR SPACE TOURISM. Debris from the crash site of the Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two rests in the Mojave desert, some 30 miles north of Mojave, California, USA, October 31, 2014. Spaceship Two crashed during a test flight killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA