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A NASA WB-57 reconnaissance airplane has arrived in the airspace over South Texas, ready collect imagery of today’s Starship test flight. Watch live:

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ULA is holding the Delta 4-Heavy countdown to address an issue with a hazardous gas analyzer at the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. This hazardous gas detection system is used to search for cryogenic propellant leaks, and needs to be working before fueling.

Two pilots aboard Virgin Galactic’s commercial SpaceShipTwo suborbital rocketplane safely landed back in New Mexico Saturday after a “computer communications loss” triggered an abort of the craft’s engine ignition sequence. 📷: @virgingalactic 

Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket, closing out a record year for SpaceX with a mission dedicated to US national security. Watch live:

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This spectacular series of photos shows the Crew Dragon abort and the expected explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket during today’s launch escape test over Florida’s Space Coast (?: Katie Darby).

Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard booster has landed back in West Texas, completing its seventh round-trip flight to space.

#Antares explodes moments after launch!

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Falcon 9 has landed! The first stage has arrived on the deck of SpaceX's drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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

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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:

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