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Commercial Space Travel Set Back But Not Discouraged

3 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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Cygnus heads for the International Space Station

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag (last year)

Commercial space flight took another step forward today as NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia launched Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft for a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS). The unmanned carg... Read Post

Launch of Commercial Spacecraft Cygnus to ISS Postponed

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti (last year)

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 (3 years ago)

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