Cape Canaveral - updates

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NASA tests launch-abort system for moon-mission capsule

Jul 02, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The exercise aims to test in almost real-life conditions the evacuation of astronauts from the Orion capsule in the event of an explosion or other problem shortly after launch of the rocket taking them into space

TEST. This NASA photo obtained July 2, 2019 shows Ascent Abort-2 successfully launched at 7 am EDT from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. AFP PHOTO /NASA/HANDOUT

Philippines launches 1st CubeSat into space

Jun 29, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Maya-1 belongs to the family of satellites produced by the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite or PHL-Microsat, and developed by Two Filipino graduate students in Japan

LAUNCH. The Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute streams from UP Diliman the launch of Maya-1 into space on June 29, 2018.

US VP Pence's hands-on NASA gaffe goes viral

Jul 08, 2017 - 8:52 AM

It was OK to touch the surface Those are just day to day reminder signs We were going to clean it anyway It was an honor to host you says NASA in a tweet

SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad

Feb 19, 2017 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship pushes through after the first attempt was canceled

SpaceX to attempt rocket, cargo launch Saturday

Jan 08, 2015 - 10:15 PM

The landmark bid in the company s mission to make rockets as re usable as airplanes was delayed at the last minute Tuesday due to a problem with the rocket s second stage

ABORTED. This undated SpaceX photo obtained January 5, 2015 from NASA shows the Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 rocket, both made by SpaceX, as they are rolled to the launch pad ahead of the static firing test for the rocket. SpaceX on Tuesday, January 6, aborted its Falcon 9 rocket launch at the last minute. AFP PHOTO/NASA/SPACEX/HANDOUT.