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China to Recruit Civilian Astronauts, Boost Crewed Missions

Mar 6
China will begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and plans to increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year, a top official with the country's space program said.

Space Sports Car Now Flying Toward Asteroid Belt Beyond Mars

By Marcia Dunn | Feb 7
SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his rocketing Tesla Roadster, which was launched aboard the company's Falcon Heavy from Florida.

Failed Space Launches Haunt Russia; Kremlin Eyes Probe

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Dec 29
Russia's latest space launch failures have prompted authorities to take a closer look into the nation's struggling space industry, the Kremlin said Thursday.

SpaceX Unveils New Falcon Heavy Rocket Before January Launch

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 24
SpaceX unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket on Wednesday, a month before its first launch.

NASA Drops Replica Orion Spacecraft to Test Parachutes

Dec 20
NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure.

SpaceX Capsule Back at Space Station with Pre-Christmas Haul

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 19
A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas.

New Zealand Space Launch Scrubbed from Remote Launch Site

By Ray Lilley | Dec 14
A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight.

Russian Weather Satellite Fails to Enter Orbit After Launch

By Dmitri Lovetsky | Nov 29
A Russian weather satellite and nearly 20 micro-satellites from various nations failed to enter their designated orbits Tuesday following the launch from Russia's new cosmodrome, another blow to the nation's space program.

Shuttle-like Dream Chaser Spacecraft Makes Glide Test Flight

By John Antczak | Nov 14
A test version of the Dream Chaser, a reusable spacecraft that resembles a small space shuttle, made a successful free flight and landing in California after being hoisted by helicopter high over the Mojave Desert.

Spacewalking Astronauts Replacing Blurry Camera on Robot Arm

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 23
Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to provide some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm.

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