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#Spaceflight

# spaceflight - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship Pitch Perfect This post contains videos

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship

The landing comes four months after a costly launchpad explosion of a SpaceX rocket.

# spaceflight - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage

Back to the drawing board for Elon Musk’s company.

# spaceflight - Sunday 14 October, 2012

World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth

The Austrian skydiver jumped from about 128,000 feet above earth – breaking the sound barrier in his four-minute freefall.

# spaceflight - Friday 10 August, 2012

VIDEO: NASA lander crashes and burns in test flight Morpheus This post contains videos

VIDEO: NASA lander crashes and burns in test flight

The Morpheus prototype crashed just seconds in to its first untethered test flight yesterday.

# spaceflight - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel Space Wars This post contains videos

Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel

Forget Browser Wars: now Paul Allen wants to go head-to-head with Richard Branson in offering commercial space flight.

# spaceflight - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space

Celebrations are taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the first man to travel into space – Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin – in 1961.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: 2,000 jobs to go at AIB, Japan declares the maximum nuclear alert level at Fukushima, and the demise of the Coco Pops mascot?