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SpaceX `soft-lands` rocket back on earth for first time ever

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 16:56

A Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has achieved a space breakthrough by successfully soft-landing a Falcon-9 rocket .

SpaceX delays cargo mission to ISS due to helium leak

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 05:22

The US company SpaceX was forced on Monday to call off its latest supply mission to the International Space Station because of a helium leak on its Dragon cargo capsule.

SpaceX rocket lifts off on first commercial satellite launch

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 10:31

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket developed by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, blasted off on Tuesday to put its first commercial satellite into orbit.

SpaceX postpones first satellite launch

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 12:17

Private US company SpaceX postponed the launch of a rocket carrying its first telecommunications satellite on Thursday after two unsuccessful attempts at take-off.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from California

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 08:56

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday to test upgrades before commercial satellite launch services begin later this year.

PayPal co-founder announces `futuristic` Mars city

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 18:22

PayPal co-founder Elon Musk is planning to construct a small city on Mars for 80,000 space explorers.

NASA hails new era in space

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 09:26

NASA head Charles Bolden has hailed a "new era" in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station Tuesday by a private company.

Millionaire`s rocket blasts off on 1st test flight

Last Updated: Saturday, June 05, 2010, 09:35

A test rocket blasted off on its maiden voyage and successfully reached orbit.

Falcon 9 rocket test fire is a success: SpaceX

Last Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010, 09:57

Space Exploration Technologies successfully test fired its Falcon 9 rocket this weekend, clearing a milestone toward the inaugural flight of a privately developed spaceship to fly cargo, and possibly astronauts, into orbit.