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NASA defers launch of Perseverance Mars rover to 22 July after contamination breach
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NASA defers launch of Perseverance Mars rover to 22 July after contamination breach

The Perseverance rover mission will still make the same launch window, after the scheduled launch moved by two days from 20 July.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches NASA's exoplanet hunting orbital telescope TESS
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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches NASA's exoplanet hunting orbital telescope TESS

TESS is designed to build on the work of its predecessor, the Kepler space telescope, which discovered the bulk of some 3,700 exoplanets documented.

Predictions of 80 percent chance of favourable weather ahead of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch
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Predictions of 80 percent chance of favourable weather ahead of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch

The primary weather concern for the launch day are strong winds, NASA said in a statement late Saturday

US government shutdown delays SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch
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US government shutdown delays SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch

If the shutdown continues, it may also affect the launch of a SpaceX communications satellite which is scheduled for January 30 launch from Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX plans expansion to store refurbished reusable rocket boosters in Florida
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SpaceX plans expansion to store refurbished reusable rocket boosters in Florida

SpaceX wants to expand facilities in Florida to refurbish and store its reusable rocket boosters as it increases the pace of launches, documents filed with authorities show.

SpaceX plans to return to flight on 8 January with Falcon rocket
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SpaceX plans to return to flight on 8 January with Falcon rocket

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to resume flying rockets next week following an investigation into why one of them burst into flames on a launch pad four months ago, the company said on Monday.

November as target to resume launches says, SpaceX president
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November as target to resume launches says, SpaceX president

SpaceX is aiming to resume flights in November following a launch pad fire that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and an Israeli communications satellite it was due to lift into orbit, the company’s president said on Tuesday.

SpaceX launches docking port for NASA astronauts
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SpaceX launches docking port for NASA astronauts

SpaceX successfully launched a critical space station docking port for astronauts early on Monday, along with a DNA decoder for high-flying genetic research.

SpaceX again attempts at making space taxis a reality
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SpaceX again attempts at making space taxis a reality

Elon Musk's SpaceX will make a second attempt on Monday to deliver one of two docking rings to the International Space Station, a crucial step in enabling U.S. commercial space taxis to ferry astronauts to the orbiting lab, NASA said on Sunday.

NASA satellite launched to find clues about Mars' lost water
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NASA satellite launched to find clues about Mars' lost water

An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday, sending a Mars orbiter...

Biggest US rocket blasts off with spy satellite
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Biggest US rocket blasts off with spy satellite

An unmanned Delta 4-Heavy rocket, the largest in the U.S. fleet, blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday to put a classified spy satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office...

"Scotty" to make trip to final frontier on SpaceX rocket
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"Scotty" to make trip to final frontier on SpaceX rocket

When a privately owned rocket blasts off for a trial run to the International Space Station on Tuesday, it will be carrying more than food and supplies for the crew.