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SpaceX readies Falcon Heavy for first test flight on Tuesday

SpaceX readies Falcon Heavy for first test flight on Tuesday

The Falcon Heavy is a reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:46 PM IST
Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker

Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker

Aldrin, 87, established the Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala to commemorate his moon mission, which blasted off at 13:32:00 UTC from Kennedy Space Center 48 years ago on July 16, 1969. 

Jul 17, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
Vice President Mike Pence visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, gets an insider's look at America's multi-user spaceport

Vice President Mike Pence visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, gets an insider's look at America's multi-user spaceport

The Vice President started his visit at Shuttle Landing Facility, the former space shuttle landing strip now leased and operated by Space Florida. 

Jul 07, 2017, 09:38 AM IST
SpaceX Dragon all set for its 11th resupply mission to space station

SpaceX Dragon all set for its 11th resupply mission to space station

The 230-foot-tall SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon spacecraft, is scheduled to lift off at 5:55 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 1 (3.25 a.m Friday India time) from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US space agency said. 

May 31, 2017, 12:29 PM IST
SpaceX all set for Falcon 9/Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite launch today

SpaceX all set for Falcon 9/Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite launch today

The Inmarsat-5 satellite, weighing in at nearly 13,500 pounds (6,123.4 kgs), atop the rocket, will blast off from SpaceX’s seaside Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:21 p.m. EDT (or 23:21 UTC) Monday, May 15.

May 15, 2017, 12:23 PM IST
NASA, Kennedy tie up to help develop autonmous cars

NASA, Kennedy tie up to help develop autonmous cars

DOT selected the Central Florida partnership as one of 10 proving ground pilot sites around the country to encourage testing and communicating information about automated vehicle technologies. 

Apr 05, 2017, 00:27 AM IST
Testing cost-cutting model, SpaceX to relaunch Falcon 9 rocket

Testing cost-cutting model, SpaceX to relaunch Falcon 9 rocket

Elon Musk's SpaceX is aiming to make history in space industry as it plans to relaunch its used Falcon 9 rocket at 6:37 pm EDT on Thursday.

Mar 30, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
SpaceX's EchoStar mission takes flight from historical NASA launch pad! - Watch video

SpaceX's EchoStar mission takes flight from historical NASA launch pad! - Watch video

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar Corporation is global provider of satellite communication solutions.

Mar 16, 2017, 14:08 PM IST
SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to space station delayed by 24 hours

SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to space station delayed by 24 hours

SpaceX has delayed the launch of its the highly-anticipated Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday for 24 hours due to some kind of technical issue.

Feb 18, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
Facebook's mission to spread Internet fails as SpaceX rocket explodes

Facebook's mission to spread Internet fails as SpaceX rocket explodes

 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.

Sep 02, 2016, 10:05 AM IST

First manned flight to deeper space may be delayed to 2023

The first manned flight of the ambitious Orion spacecraft that will help humans land on Mars and other distant worlds may be delayed by two years to 2023, the US space agency announced.

Sep 17, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

Rising sea levels real threat to NASA launch sites

Rising sea levels along the US coastlines have threatened NASA's launch sites and facilities -- including Kennedy Space Center in Florida -- of being submersed under the water in near future.

Sep 06, 2015, 16:56 PM IST

Jack King, voice behind Apollo 11 liftoff, dies

Jack King, US space agency NASA's public relations chief and the famous voice behind the countdown to the historic launch of the Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the Moon, has died in Florida, aged 84, Efe news agency reported.

Jun 12, 2015, 23:39 PM IST

1.7 lakh Indians' names on NASA's Orion crew module

 As India celebrated its success in testing an unmanned space crew module on Thursday, over 1.7 lakh Indians had another reason to be happy as a similar NASA spacecraft carrying a microchip containing their names was brought back safely to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US, on the same day after a space odyssey.

Dec 21, 2014, 12:48 PM IST
NASA prepares Orion capsule for debut deep-space test flight

NASA prepares Orion capsule for debut deep-space test flight

A NASA spacecraft designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars rolled out of its processing hangar at the US space agency`s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday to be prepared for a debut test flight in December.

Sep 12, 2014, 09:13 AM IST

NASA to rename iconic Florida facility after Neil Armstrong

NASA is renaming one of its iconic facilities at Kennedy Space Center in honour of the legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Jul 08, 2014, 14:57 PM IST

Bird lovers, space buffs square off over proposed Florida launch pad

Florida`s plan to build a commercial space launch complex in a federal wildlife refuge surrounding the Kennedy Space Center drew sharp words from environmentalists and strong support from business boosters during the project`s first public hearing on Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2014, 10:08 AM IST

NASA`s 1st-ever deep space craft Orion comes to life

NASA`s first-ever deep space craft, Orion, has been powered on for the first time.

Oct 29, 2013, 10:31 AM IST

NASA probe to slingshot past earth en route to Jupiter

NASA`s Juno spacecraft is making a quick pass by Earth to get a gravity boost to slingshot itself towards Jupiter.

Oct 09, 2013, 12:18 PM IST

Billionaire rocketeers duke it out for shuttle launch pad

Four decades ago, NASA`s Launch Complex 39A was at the center of the Cold War race to the moon.

Oct 03, 2013, 09:46 AM IST

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