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Commercial Space Travel Set Back But Not Discouraged

2 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

Commercial space travel, well on its way to replacing traditional space exploration, took a step back Saturday, aborting a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Just a little step back though - the launch is set to try again early Tuesday after swapping out a faulty part. SpaceX scrubbed Saturday's mission less than a second before liftoff after high temperatures were detected in one of the rocket's engines.
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Russia to use 2 launch pads at Baikonur for ISS missions

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti (5 years ago)

Russia will use two launch pads at the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan to send four manned missions to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2009, a Russian space agency official said on Monday.... Read Post

Launch of Commercial Spacecraft Cygnus to ISS Postponed

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti (7 months ago)

The debut launch of the commercial Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) was delayed for at least one day, US company Orbital Sciences said on Saturday. Read Post

SpaceX Counts Down to Maiden ISS Mission

Technology : Technology from Newser (2 years ago)

Commercial space firm SpaceX may be just days away from going where no private company has gone before: the International Space Station. The company is preparing to send its unmanned Dragon capsule on a mission to supply the ISS wit... Read Post

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