Aerospace / Defense (Legacy)

Senior Russian diplomat sees Syria peace talks in early October: RIA

Senior Russian diplomat sees Syria peace talks in early October: RIA

Published 12/09/2016

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov talks during a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Beirut December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Aziz Taher (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS)

A new round of talks between the Syrian government and opposition may be held in early October, the RIA news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Monday.

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Elon Musk calls SpaceX blast a ‘most difficult, complex failure’

Elon Musk calls SpaceX blast a ‘most difficult, complex failure’

Published 09/09/2016

An explosion on the launch site of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is shown in this still image from video in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. September 1, 2016. U.S. Launch Report/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

SpaceX founder and chief Elon Musk said on Friday he was unsure why one of the company’s Falcon rockets burst into flames on its Florida launch pad last week, destroying both the rocket and an Israeli communications satellite it was due to lift into orbit.

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NASA probe blasts off on quest to collect asteroid samples

NASA probe blasts off on quest to collect asteroid samples

Published 09/09/2016

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, U.S. in this September 8, 2016 handout photo. Joel Kowsky/NASA/Handout via Reuters

An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday carrying a robot space probe on NASA's first quest to collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth in hopes of learning more about the origins of life.

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ULA chief says recovery from space launch accident typically 9-12 months

ULA chief says recovery from space launch accident typically 9-12 months

Published 09/09/2016

An explosion on the launch site of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is shown in this still image from video in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. September 1, 2016. U.S. Launch Report/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

If history is any guide, Elon Musk's SpaceX could be grounded for nine to 12 months while it investigates the cause of last week's launch pad accident and makes any repairs, according to the chief executive of SpaceX's primary U.S. competitor on Thursday.

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U.S.-Russian crew lands in Kazakhstan after 172 days in space

U.S.-Russian crew lands in Kazakhstan after 172 days in space

Published 07/09/2016

The Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft capsule carrying International Space Station (ISS) crew, comprised of Jeff Williams of the U.S. and Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of Russia, lands near the town of Zhezkazgan (Dzhezkazgan), Kazakhstan, September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool

A U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a 172-day mission aboard the International Space Station with a parachute descent and landing at dawn on the steppes of Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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G20 summit warned of risks to economy as North Korea test-fires missiles

G20 summit warned of risks to economy as North Korea test-fires missiles

Published 05/09/2016

South Korean President Park Geun-hye (R) walks past Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou, China, September 5, 2016. REUTERS/How Hwee Young/Pool

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast on Monday in a defiant reminder of the risks to global security, as world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama gathered at a G20 summit in China for the second day.

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Satellite owner says SpaceX owes $50 million or free flight

Satellite owner says SpaceX owes $50 million or free flight

Published 05/09/2016

An explosion on the launch site of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is shown in this still image from video in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. September 1, 2016. U.S. Launch Report/Handout via REUTERS

Israel's Space Communication Ltd said on Sunday it could seek $50 million or a free flight from Elon Musk's SpaceX after a Spacecom communications satellite was destroyed last week by an explosion at SpaceX's Florida launch site.

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SpaceX to shift Florida launches to new pad after explosion

SpaceX to shift Florida launches to new pad after explosion

Published 03/09/2016

An explosion on the launch site of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is shown in this still image from video in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. September 1, 2016. U.S. Launch Report/Handout via REUTERS

SpaceX said on Friday it would shift Florida flights to a nearly completed second site after damage to its launch pad on Thursday from the explosion of a rocket belonging to the space services company run by Elon Musk.

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Rocket explodes on launch pad in blow to Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Rocket explodes on launch pad in blow to Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Published 02/09/2016

An explosion on the launch site of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is shown in this still image from video in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. September 1, 2016. U.S. Launch Report/Handout via REUTERS

An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit.

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U.S. astronauts perform seven-hour spacewalk outside station

U.S. astronauts perform seven-hour spacewalk outside station

Published 01/09/2016

Two U.S. astronauts sailed through a seven-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday to pack up a spare cooling radiator and tackle other maintenance, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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