US's Orbital to resume ISS cargo flights in late 2015

Orbital Sciences Corp., the private space company whose unmanned cargo rocket exploded on liftoff in late October, said it will resume cargo flights to the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2015.

Virgin Galactic pilot reveals how he defied death in SpaceShipTwo disaster
Virgin Galactic pilot reveals how he defied death in SpaceShipTwo disaster

The pilot who survived the SpaceShipTwo tragedy has spoken for the first time about how he miraculously escaped death after the Virgin spaceship fell apart while in flight.

Authorities probe failed NASA rocket blast, ISS resupplied
Authorities probe failed NASA rocket blast, ISS resupplied

NASA authorities along with the Orbital Sciences Corp. on Thursday started investigating the reasons behind unmanned NASA rocket explode.

Google's Page, Virgin's Branson backed satellite on failed launch

Billionaire investors in a small, Seattle-area company that aims to one day mine resources on asteroids have not been deterred by an unmanned rocket explosion that destroyed their test satellite, the company said on Wednesday.

Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station.

Orbital Sciences to launch next resupply mission to ISS on July 11

Orbital Sciences Corp has set July 11 as the next launch of their Antares rocket on the company’s second NASA-contracted resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA puts out call for private moon landers

Under a new program called Lunar Catalyst, US space agency NASA will provide free technical expertise, equipment, facilities and software to help selected companies develop lunar landers.

Orbital Sciences` Antares rocket blasts-off to ISS

After a day`s delay due to space radiation, the commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corporation launched its Antares rocket on Thursday, flying its first cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA probe all set to collect Moon`s atmospheric data

NASA`s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is set to gather detailed data about the structure and composition of the thin lunar atmosphere and determine whether dust is being lofted into the lunar sky.

Orbital Sciences` cargo ship departs International Space Station

Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corp completed a successful test mission at the International Space Station on Tuesday, clearing the firm to begin regular cargo runs for NASA under a $1.9 billion contract.

US launches unmanned Antares rocket to ISS

Orbital Sciences Corp launched the first flight of its unmanned Antares rocket today to the International Space Station, as NASA forges ahead with its plan to privatise US space missions.

Last-minute glitch postpones East Coast rocket test launch

A private US company hired by NASA cancelled its plan to test launch its new Antares rocket intended to be used on supply runs to the International Space Station after a last-minute technical glitch, officials said.