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MOSCOW | Russia blames rocket failure on technical malfunction

MOSCOW — Russia’s space agency said on Wednesday that an investigation has found that a rocket carrying a crew to the International Space Station failed three weeks ago because of a technical malfunction of a sensor. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a Roscosmos cosmonaut failed two minutes into the Oct. 11 flight, … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia blames rocket failure on technical malfunction

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth. The crew landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan, but the aborted mission dealt another … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

LOS ANGELES | SpaceX satellite launch lights up night sky, social media

LOS ANGELES — When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as Sacramento, Phoenix and Reno, Nevada, posted photos of the Falcon 9 rocket’s launch and return on Sunday night. It was the first time SpaceX landed a … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | SpaceX satellite launch lights up night sky, social media

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | Social media lights up with SpaceX satellite launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as Phoenix and Sacramento posted photos of the space launch on Sunday night. It was the first time SpaceX landed a first-stage booster back … Continue reading VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | Social media lights up with SpaceX satellite launch