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Blue Origin’s space capsule has landed under parachutes, completing another successful suborbital flight for Blue Origin as the company prepares for its first mission with human passengers.

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A busy stretch of launches is on tap next week, with flights by a Chinese Long March 3B, SpaceX’s Falcon 9, a Russian Soyuz, and a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 scheduled from China, Florida and French Guiana. FULL LAUNCH SCHEDULE:

Rocket Lab has declared its first US launch pad complete at Wallops Island, Virginia. The first Electron launch from Virginia with a US Air Force tech demo microsatellite is planned in the spring of 2020 after final launch pad testing.

The Flight Readiness Review for the first unpiloted test flight of Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule to the International Space Station has concluded with a "go" to proceed with final launch preparations ahead of liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 20.

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Using precise autonomous navigation algorithms, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will descend to the surface of an asteroid next year, aiming to retrieve rock specimens for return to Earth from a gravelly pit flanked by hazardous boulders. FULL STORY:

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#Antares explodes moments after launch!

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The US Air Force has released the first images of the X-37B on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway following its landing in the early hours this morning after spending 780 days in space.

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This is the moment today's Soyuz launch to the space station appeared to go wrong and the last video from inside the capsule. The crew are reported safe on the ground after an emergency landing. Updates:

Somber scenes inside India’s Chandrayaan 2 control center after teams lost communication with the Vikram moon lander.

Here's a view of the liftoff of #Orion  aboard a Delta 4-Heavy! Watch the mission live:

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The Falcon Heavy’s upper stage, together with Elon Musk’s electric sports car and the dummy “Starman,” are in orbit.

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