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World's most powerful rocket

SpaceX successfully launches world’s most powerful rocket

World’s most powerful rocket: Business tycoon Elon Musk’s SpaceX has created history by successfully launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, into outer space. The rocket, which is on its course to the orbit of planet Mars, is the first step in Musk’s ambitious dream to send humans to Mars and create a colony on the planet. The

Boeing, SpaceX progressing towards first crewed missions in 2018: NASA

US space agency NASA said on Thursday its industry partners, Boeing and SpaceX, are targeting the return of human spaceflight from Florida’s Space Coast in 2018. “Both companies are scheduled to begin flight tests to prove the space systems meet NASA’s requirements for certification in the coming year,” Xinhua quoted NASA as saying. “Boeing’s Starliner will launch

SpaceX launches communication satellite on third try

SpaceX launches communication satellite on third try

SpaceX has launched a communication satellite on the third try. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off Wednesday evening from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.It successfully hoisted an Intelsat satellite that was going so high that there wasn’t enough leftover fuel to attempt a booster landing. So the first stage fell into the Atlantic, as is still

Facebook’s mission to spread internet fails as SpaceX rocket explodes

Washington: Facebook’s mission to spread the internet across sub-Saharan Africa received a major setback after the rocket due to launch the communication satellite exploded in routine tests. The launch, which had been set for Friday faces significant delays after the blast on Thursday on the launch pad of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inews.co.uk

SpaceX wins 2nd NASA contract to take astronauts to ISS

Washington: The US space agency has ordered a second mission from Elon Musk’s space transport services company SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Commercial crew flights from Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time US crews can dedicate to

SpaceX launches space station docking port

Washington: Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, were among the almost 2,300 kgs of cargo that American aerospace manufacturer, SpaceX launched to the International Space Station on Monday. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft was successfully launched at 10.15 a.m (India time) on a Falcon