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Space X does it again, nails fifth booster landing

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Space X continues to prove that its first stage recovery system for its Falcon 9 rocket launch, is a winning formula, as once again it has managed to return that booster to Earth via its drone barge. It successfully landed back home early Sunday morning, right after launching its satellite payload into orbit. …

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Space X Falcon rocket touches down… and then falls over

Space X has once again narrowly missed out on a successful drone-ship landing of its Falcon 9 first stage booster rocket. Although the orbital launch vehicle did manage to touch back down on the automated platform, it only stood upright for a few seconds before toppling over and exploding on …

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Space X’s next Falcon 9 rocket launch to take place today

“Punting 24 hours,” sounds like a very relaxed way to push back the launch of a $50 million rocket, but that’s exactly what Space X CEO Elon Musk did on Sunday, via Twitter. His announcement means that the improved Falcon 9 rocket carrying 11 ORBCOMM satellites will instead head into …

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Here’s Space X’s drone barge after rocket explosion

Space X’s latest launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon supply capsule payload went off without a hitch last week. At least, in that it achieved orbit and successfully docked with the international space station to deliver much needed food, science experiments and other important tools for the …

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SpaceX to retry Falcon 9 barge landing at 8PM tonight

Yesterday’s intended launch of a supply mission to the International Space Station was scrapped due to a thunder storm straying too close to the launch pad, but there’s more at stake here than food and supplies for the astronauts aboard the world’s only persistent, manned space craft. Yesterday’s launch was …

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Rosetta successfully releases Philae Lander for comet descent

Update: The confirmation has come through. Philae has successfully separated from the Rosetta Probe “flawlessly” and now begins its multiple hour descent. This is quite an emotional moment for the Probe’s crew back here on Earth, as Philae and Rosetta have travelled through space inseparably for over 10 years and …

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