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SpaceX’s CEO to launch his own car into deep space

MIAMI: SpaceX confirmed Wednesday its CEO Elon Musk plans to blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet when the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches for the first time next month. Many wondered if Musk was joking last week when he tweeted his plans for the Falcon Heavy’s inaugural payload to be…

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SpaceX launches Taiwan’s first home-built satellite

LOS ANGELES: SpaceX on Thursday launched the first satellite designed and built entirely in Taiwan, a spacecraft that aims to boost disaster forecasts and mapping, environmental observation and space research.

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Orbital ATK launches cargo to space station

MIAMI: An unmanned Orbital ATK cargo ship rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station blasted off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad.

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Orbital to launch cargo to space station Tuesday

MIAMI: A rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station is scheduled to blast off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad. The unmanned Cygnus cargo ship, nestled atop an Atlas V rocket, is poised for take off during a 30-minute launch window beginning at 11:11 am (1511 GMT)…

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SpaceX postpones rocket launch due to engine glitch

MIAMI: SpaceX scrubbed its planned Dragon cargo launch to the International Space Station just seconds before liftoff on Saturday due to a technical issue with the Falcon 9 rocket engine. “We did abort today,” a SpaceX spokesman said, describing the move as having been made “out of an abundance of caution.” Engineers plan to “take…

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Rocket launches eight tiny NASA satellites to study hurricanes

A rocket on Thursday propelled into orbit  eight tiny NASA satellites meant to peer deeply into hurricanes and help scientists better understand how they gain force, the US space agency said. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System mission, or CYGNSS, was launched aboard Orbital ATK’s Pegasus rocket XL. The rocket was carried on the underside…

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Conspiracy theorists claim aliens sabotaged SpaceX launch as bizarre theory says ‘anomaly’ flew over rocket that exploded

The world watched in horror as SpaceX’s Falcon 9 burst into flames on the Cape Canaveral launch pad during a routine check for its long awaited trip to space to launch a Facebook satellite earlier this. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the blast originated around the upper stage oxygen tank, but what caused it still…

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SpaceX launches satellites but fails to recover rocket

WASHINGTON: SpaceX successfully launched two satellites into orbit on Wednesday, but failed in an attempt to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket undamaged on a barge in the Atlantic. The rocket apparently malfunctioned some 330 feet (70 meters) off the ground and was in flames when it reached the platform on the…

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SpaceX rocket launches satellite, then lands on ship at sea

CAPE CANAVERAL: An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Friday to put a communications satellite into orbit, then made a swift return landing on an ocean platform, a live webcast showed. It was the second successful landing at sea for entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, which intends to…

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Iran navy test fires rockets near US carrier

WASHINGTON: The Iranian navy test fired several rockets near three Western warships including the USS Harry S Truman aircraft carrier last week, a US military official said Tuesday. Though the rockets were not fired toward any ship, their proximity to the warships — and several commercial vessels — sparked concern. “We look at this firing…

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Israeli strike kills Palestinian woman, child

GAZA: An Israeli air strike on a suspected Hamas target in the Gaza Strip on Sunday brought down a nearby house killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter, hospital officials said, as a wave of violence in the region triggered fears of wider escalation. The Israeli military said in a statement its air force had…

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Untouchable “Rocket” in Karachi Maveshi Mandi

  Rocket, a small ox in Karachi Maveshi Mandi (cattle Market), doesn’t like being touched by anyone. Watch this report.

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SpaceX rocket explodes

SpaceX rocket exploded just minutes after lift off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday. Watch video.

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NASA undeterred by SpaceX rocket's 'explosive setback'

CAPE CANAVERAL: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said Sunday's explosion shortly after liftoff of unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station will not deter the agency's human spaceflight program. He said the commercial cargo program was designed to accommodate the loss of cargo vehicles. “We will work closely with SpaceX to understand what…

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SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

MIAMI: An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, following what was meant to be a routine cargo mission to the International Space Station. “The vehicle has broken up,” said NASA commentator George Diller, after NASA television broadcast images of the white rocket falling to pieces. “At this point…

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34 dead in rebel rocket fire on Syria's Aleppo

BEIRUT: Rebel rocket fire killed at least 34 civilians in Aleppo in one of the bloodiest days of the conflict for government-held areas of Syria's second city, a monitoring group said Tuesday. The barrage drew condemnation from UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, who arrived in Damascus on Monday to meet government officials for a fresh…

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Airbus developing reusable space rocket launcher

PARIS: European aircraft and aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for a reusable space rocket launcher that should be ready in 2025, one that will be radically different from the rival US firm Space X's concept. The stakes are high as Airbus must overcome technical and financial challenges, while the Space X company owned by…

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Israeli planes strike Gaza after rocket attacks

JERUSALEM: Israeli warplanes struck multiple militant targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to earlier Palestinian rocket fire, but nobody was injured according to Palestinian security sources. They said that the raids hit three training bases of the Izzadine al-Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in Gaza City and a fourth in…

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Russia loses Mexican satellite after rocket failure

MOSCOW: Russia's space agency said Saturday that a rocket carrying a Mexican telecommunications satellite had suffered an “emergency situation” on launch, leading to its loss. The space agency, Roscosmos, said in a brief statement that a Proton-M rocket carrying a Mexican satellite had suffered a problem on launch. “An emergency situation took place when the…

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Israeli tanks strike Gaza after rocket fired

GAZA: Israeli tanks hit a position of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was launched on southern Israel from the Palestinian enclave, Israel's army said Friday. A military statement said its overnight strike had targeted “terrorist infrastructure” in the north of the Strip. A spokesman for Gaza's emergency services said…

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SpaceX rocket blasts off, then lands on ocean barge

CAPE CANAVERAL: An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from Florida to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station, then flipped around and made a hard landing on a platform in the ocean. The booster’s flyback, years in the making, marks another step in the company’s quest to develop rockets that can be refurbished…

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