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News Archive / Tagged: The Range

  • Remains of Falcon Heavy center core returned to port

    Derek RichardsonApril 18th, 2019

    A week after launching, what remains of the Falcon Heavy center core that toppled over because of rough seas has been returned to port.

  • Gallery: S.S. Roger Chaffee lifts off on flight to ISS

    Jason RhianApril 17th, 2019

    Taking to the skies at the very opening of a five-minute long launch window, Northrop Grumman Corporation's S.S. Roger Chaffee Cygnus cargo freighter leaped into the skies from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A. The mission got underway at 4:46 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

  • New details emerge about Titan’s methane lakes

    Laurel KornfeldApril 17th, 2019

    Methane lakes on Titan run deep and play a crucial role in its hydrologic cycle, according to new studies published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

  • Video: Countdown to history – Falcon Heavy soars with Arabsat-6A!

    Jason RhianApril 16th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX launched the second of the company's Falcon Heavy rockets with the 13,230 lbs Arabsat-6A satellite as its payload on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:35 p.m. ET (22:35 GMT). The historic mission safely sent its payload on its way to geostationary orbit and also saw three of the rocket's first stage cores successfully touch back down for reuse.

  • Astronaut Owen K. Garriott passes away aged 88

    Joe LatrellApril 15th, 2019

    Skylab and Space Shuttle veteran Owen K. Garriott died Monday at age 88 in his home in Huntsville Alabama. The news was released by Garriott’s family to the Association of Space Explorers.

  • NASA seeks input for lunar spaceship

    Curt GodwinApril 15th, 2019

    When the vice president directed NASA to return humans to the Moon within five years, a once long-term task began to take on some near-term importance.

  • Gallery: Stratolaunch arcs across Golden skies

    Jason RhianApril 14th, 2019

    When Howard Hughes took his wooden "Spruce Goose" into the skies it was the first and only time the vehicle lifted off the ground (or ocean as it were). Saturday's flight of the massive Stratolaunch aircraft will likely not encounter the same fate.

  • Rocket Lab adds spacecraft building program

    Jim SharkeyApril 13th, 2019

    Rocket Lab unveiled its in-house developed and built Photon satellite platform at the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Gallery: Falcon Heavy with Arabsat-6A – Hard as thunder, light as rain

    Jason RhianApril 11th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — One, two, three. Each of these numbers denoted major milestone achieved by SpaceX with the flight of the Arabsat-6A mission on one of the company's Falcon Heavy rockets.

  • High winds ground Falcon Heavy

    Derek RichardsonApril 10th, 2019

    Higher than acceptable upper level winds prompt mission managers at SpaceX to postpone the launch of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • Video: SpaceX raises the Heavy

    Jason RhianApril 10th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Launch preparations continued for the second flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket. Part of those efforts included raising the 730-foot-tall rocket into the vertical position.

  • 2nd Falcon Heavy launch rescheduled for Wednesday

    Jason RhianApril 9th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The second launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket, which had been slated to lift off today, has been rescheduled. The cause of this readjustment to the mission's time table is one all too familiar to launch service providers working on the Space Coast.

  • Hubble Kuiper Belt survey to focus on binary systems

    Laurel KornfeldApril 8th, 2019

    The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is set to use the Hubble Space Telescope to conduct the largest ever survey of the Kuiper Belt.

  • Gallery: 2 shuttle astronauts added to Hall of Fame

    Derek RichardsonApril 7th, 2019

    Two veteran Space Shuttle astronauts were added to the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, joining the nearly 100 already inducted.

  • Boeing’s first crewed test flight gains extension

    Jason RhianApril 5th, 2019

    Missions are often altered as they are readied for flight. The first crewed launch for Boeing's CST-100 "Starliner" spacecraft appears to be no exception.