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.
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
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