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SpaceX Test Flies Launch Abort System »

The brief test flight of an unmanned SpaceX capsule on Wednesday was the first trial for a system that will allow astronauts to abort their launches should something go awry. It also marked progress for NASA's plans to once again transport astronauts, replacing the retired space shuttle program with commercially made spacecraft. More

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Blue Origin Launches Test... »

Blue Origin launched its experimental spacecraft this week from Texas, marking the start of the company's unmanned test flights with plans to develop a space... More

Air Force X-37B Spacecraft... »

The ever-intriguing X-37B space plane is slated for its fourth mission in May, this time to experiment with a propulsion system for military satellites, the... More

Next SpaceX Rocket Landing... »

SpaceX will try again to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge in June, when its next mission to the International Space Station is scheduled. The... More

Podcast: Jane Poynter's... »

We caught up with space-tourism company World View Enterprises' CEO Jane Poynter at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Dallas, Texas.... More

NASA, SpaceX Plan April 13... »

SpaceX is planning its next launch to resupply the International Space Station at 4:33 p.m. EDT on April 13, NASA announced this week. The space station... More

Competition For Space Cargo... »

A few companies this month confirmed their plans to develop cargo spacecraft for this year's round of bids for NASA contracts to service the International... More