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NASA suspends work on Moon rocket due to virus

Mar 20, 2020 - 5:58 PM

The virus outbreak could hit US plans to return to the Moon by 2024

SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM. This NASA photo released on January 6, 2020 shows NASA's powerful new rocket, the Space Launch System, which will send astronauts a quarter million miles from Earth to lunar orbit at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. File photo by Jude Guidry/NASA/AFP

North Korea may be preparing a missile or space launch – NPR

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The photos by the firm DigitalGlobe show the presence of cars and trucks at the site on February 22

SOHAE. This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 19, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) inspecting the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in North Korea. AFP File photo/KCNA VIA KNS

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The ICESat-2 mission uses advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the Earth's melting ice sheets and how this affects sea level rise

RECORD MELTING. An aerial view made available by The Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team, flying NASA's G-III aircraft over Greenland at about 40,000 feet on March 26, 2016. Photo by NASA/EPA

China heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails – state media

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Abnormality was detected during the flight of the Long March 5 Y2 rocket says Xinhua

Mars spacecraft's first missions face delays, NASA says

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:56 PM

A report by NASA s Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges behind the delays

Trump, NASA and a rare consensus: Mission to Mars

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:47 PM

US President Donald Trump signs a law that says manned missions to deep space including to Mars will be the US space agency s main goal in the decades to come

NASA BILL SIGNED. US President Donald Trump, center, signs the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, alongside members of the Senate, Congress, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. NASA photo

NASA tests deep space rocket booster ahead of 2018 mission

Jun 29, 2016 - 12:18 AM

NASA describes the SLS as the world s most powerful rocket saying the test aims to see how the propellant performs at the colder end of its temperature range

SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM TEST. The second and final qualification motor (QM-2) test for the Space Launch System’s booster is seen, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Orbital ATK Propulsion System's (SLS) test facilities in Promontory, Utah. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA

NASA's Orion pushes boundaries of human spaceflight

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:25 AM

The Orion mission is the first in more than 4 decades of a new US spacecraft intended to carry humans to the Moon an asteroid or Mars

SPLASHDOWN. NASA's Orion spacecraft is seen from an unpiloted aircraft descending under three massive red and white main parachutes and then shortly after its bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles southwest of San Diego, California. Image courtesy NASA

NASA's Orion capsule blasts off on 'first step' to Mars

Dec 05, 2014 - 8:50 PM

I think it s a big day for the world for people who know and love space says NASA administrator Charles Bolden

NASA's deep space capsule poised for 2nd launch bid

Dec 05, 2014 - 2:45 PM

The unmanned 4 hour flight aims to test crucial systems like the heat shield and parachute splashdown on a spacecraft that could one day transport humans to an asteroid the Moon or Mars

STANDBY. The Delta IV rocket on standby for launch, 4 December 2014. Image courtesy NASA Kennedy Space Center/Twitter

Rocket problems delay deep space Orion launch to Friday

Dec 04, 2014 - 8:19 PM

5th UPDATE NASA hails the Orion spacecraft s test launch as a first step in mankind s journey to Mars

STANDBY. The Delta IV rocket on standby for launch, 4 December 2014. Image courtesy NASA Kennedy Space Center/Twitter

NASA's Orion capsule poised for first test launch

Dec 02, 2014 - 11:13 AM

The Orion capsule s demonstration flight aims to propel it higher than any spacecraft meant to carry humans in 40 years

Orion launch site. NASA/Kim Shiflett

South Korea joins global space club with satellite launch

Jan 30, 2013 - 3:17 PM

South Korea launches a rocket Wednesday January 30 in its third bid to put a satellite in orbit a high stakes challenge to national pride after rival North Korea succeeded in the same mission last month

LIFTOFF. This handout photo provided by Korea Aerospace Research Institute on January 30, 2013 shows the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I) taking off from its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul. AFP PHOTO / Korea Aerospace Research Institute

PH on alert for SoKor rocket launch

Jan 30, 2013 - 9:44 AM

The NDRRMC again raises a Red Alert status as it monitors the launch of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle KSLV I

READY FOR LAUNCH. The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I) is seen on its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on January 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YONHAP

South Korea rocket launch between Jan 30-Feb 8

Jan 16, 2013 - 1:50 PM

South Korea will make another bid at the end of this month to put a satellite in orbit and gain entry to an elite global space club that includes Asian powers China India and Japan

Photo courtesy of Spaceflight Now

South Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official

Dec 03, 2012 - 2:58 PM

South Korea has postponed its third bid to put a satellite in orbit until next year after a technical problem forced the cancellation of last week s scheduled launch an official said Monday

Photo courtesy of Spaceflight Now

Alert lifted after South Korea postpones rocket launch

Nov 29, 2012 - 6:09 PM

With the postponement of South Korea s rocket launch on Thursday November 29 the no sail no fly no fishing zone has been lifted in several provinces in the country s Pacific seaboard

South Korean rocket launch suspended again

Nov 29, 2012 - 3:44 PM

UPDATED South Korean space officials suspended a crucial rocket launch Thursday November 29 after a technical problem halted the countdown just 17 minutes before the scheduled blast off

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KOREA POOL

Alert back on for South Korea rocket launch

Nov 28, 2012 - 8:48 AM

Parts of the country s Pacific seaboard are back on alert as South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KOREA POOL

South Korea readies for delayed rocket launch

Nov 20, 2012 - 1:15 PM

South Korea is set to go ahead next week with a delayed rocket launch as it aims to join the elite club of nations capable of putting a satellite into orbit

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KOREA POOL

South Korea postpones rocket launch again

Nov 14, 2012 - 3:13 PM

After two failures in 2009 and 2010 the planned rocket launch is considered crucial for South Korea s efforts to join an elite club of nations capable of putting a satellite in orbit

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KOREA POOL

Obama urges immediate tax cut extension for middle class

Nov 10, 2012 - 9:33 PM

US President Barack Obama argues the move will give 98 of families and 97 of small businesses the certainty that will lead to faster economic growth

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

Nov 10, 2012 - 7:10 PM

China is aiming to launch its next manned space mission as early as June 2013 state media reported Saturday November 10 as the country steps up its ambitious exploration programme

South Korea resets rocket launch to November

Oct 29, 2012 - 3:46 PM

A Science Ministry statement said the 140 ton Korea Space Launch Vehicle 1 KSLV 1 would blast off sometime during a November 9 24 window from the Naro Space Centre on the south coast

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KOREA POOL

South Korea rocket launch set for Friday

Oct 25, 2012 - 11:48 AM

Yonhap citing the Korea Aerospace Research Institute reports that the Korea Space Launch Vehicle 1 has been set up at the launchpad at the Naro Space Center

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012. South Korea plans to make its third attempt to join the exclusive club of countries capable of placing a satellite in space on October 26, 2012 with a rocket launch from the Naro Space Center on the south coast. AFP PHOTO / KOREA POOL

Gov't preps for South Korea rocket launch

Oct 09, 2012 - 3:02 PM

UPDATED No fly no sail zone in eastern PH seaboard on day of South Korean satellite launch tentatively set on October 26