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SpaceX reviewing mountains of data to figure out why its rocket exploded

17 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

SpaceX officials say they will be holding daily meetings with NASA and the Air Force in hopes of quickly determining what caused an unmanned rocket carrying cargo for the International Space Station to explode in midair just minutes after liftoff Sunday.

SpaceX is going to try a revolutionary rocket landing this Sunday — here’s how to watch

The landing attempt will happen minutes after SpaceX launches one of their Falcon 9 rockets out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at exactly 10:21 am ET.

SpaceX is going to try a revolutionary rocket landing this Sunday — here's how to watch

Get ready: SpaceX will try another historic rocket landing on Sunday, June 28. The landing attempt will happen minutes after SpaceX launches one of their Falcon 9 rockets out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at exactly 10:21 am ET. Show More Summary

One injured in shooting at Arkansas Air Force base: reports

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Shots were fired on Monday at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas and one person was injured, local TV station KTHV reported. The base said in a social media posting that there was an incident at the main gate and all base gates were closed to traffic. There were no further details on the...

Comcast Accused Of Deliberately Sabotaging Houston Sports Channel

Comcast Sportsnet Houston, which had exclusive access to Houston Rockets and Houston Astros games, was on the air less than a year when it was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2013. Not even a year later, the station — once valued at $700 million — was sold off to a joint venture of DirecTV and AT&T for a whopping $1,000… [More]

Dig canceled

TELEVISION: Undug ‘Dig’ nixed after one season. Poor ratings force conspiracy-thriller TV show about American FBI agent stationed in Israel off the air (JTA). Probably not a great loss, but I hope the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha continue to get attention in other shows.Background here and links.

SpaceX releases onboard footage of emergency escape test

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has released on-board footage of its successful Crew Dragon Launch Abort System (LAS) test that took place at Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station earlier this month. The success of the company's innovative new design of LAS represents a vital stepping stone in the spacecraft's road to becoming human rated. Show More Summary

Solar sail mission launches with X-37B spaceplane

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

An odd pair lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today as the Planetary Society's LightSail nanosatellite piggybacked a ride atop an Atlas V rocket alongside the US Air Force's secret X-37B spaceplane... Continue ReadingShow More Summary

Liftoff! LightSail Sails into Space aboard Atlas V Rocket

The first of The Planetary Society’s two LightSail spacecraft is now in space following a late morning launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

In Pictures: LightSail’s Rocket Rolls to the Launch Pad

Pictures of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft rollout to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41.

Another Deadly USMC Aviation Mishap

News reports indicate that a USMC MV-22 Osprey made a ‘hard landing” at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii, shortly before noon (HST) on Sunday. “Hard”, as in “burned afterwards”. Local reports indicate there are 1 reported dead and several injured.  (A later report from a different source puts the number injured at 21). The aircraft […]

RAF radar station crew begs public for cash to buy gaming LAN kit

Protecting UK skies and can't even play Quake III, bless 'em Update  We invite readers to spare a thought today for the operatives at the Royal Air Force's Remote Radar Head (RRH) Staxton Wold tentacle which, while forming a vital part...Show More Summary

Marines: 12 Taken to Hospital After Aircraft's Hard Landing

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Honolulu fire crews are responding to a report of an aircraft crash at Bellows Air Force Station.

NASA to fly material testing experiment on X-37B spaceplane

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

More details have been revealed about the X-37B spaceplane's upcoming OTV-4 mission. When it launches on May 20 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the (not entirely) secret X-37B will carry a NASA experiment called Materials...Show More Summary

In Pictures: LightSail, Meet X-37B

United Launch Alliance has released photos showing the Air Force's X-37B spaceplane being stacked on its Atlas V at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

SpaceX successfully completes Launch Abort System test

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has carried out a successful test of its Launch Abort System (LAS) for the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The test, which took place at Space Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station represents a major stop towards getting the spacecraft human rated under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract. Show More Summary

SpaceX rocket blasts off carrying first communications satellite for Turkmenistan

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday to put a communications satellite into orbit for the government of Turkmenistan, a first for the Central Asian nation. After waiting almost an hour for cloudy skies to clear, the 22-story Falcon 9...

Storm Knocked KXAN Off the Air Saturday Night

Austin NBC affiliate KXAN went dark Saturday night after a storm knocked out the stations main and backup power. The station was forced to cancel its 10:00 pm. newscast after the station took a power hit. The signal went out while NBC...Show More Summary

Breathtaking Photos Of Fighter Jets Soaring Over Yosemite Park

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

F-35Cs of VFA-101 "Grim Reapers" traveled from their home at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to Naval Air Station Lemoore in California to show off their new rides for the first time to West Coast strike fighter squadrons. These breathtaking shots, taken over Yosemite National Park, were snapped to remember the historic occasion: Read more...

Do You Love SPACE? Then You Have to Watch SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft Launch Live!

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

After six successful missions to the International Space station (five being official resupply missions for NASA), the spacecrafts are set to liftoff from Florida from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for another one of their Commercial Resupply Services (CRS).

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