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SpaceX Delays Next Iridium Launch Two Months

Reported by Space.com

Iridium Communications says SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its second batch of next-generation satellites from mid-April to mid-June, a move that shifts the expected completion date for Iridium Next to the middle of 2018....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:38:00 EST

When the Lights Went Out in the Universe

Reported by Space.com

About 5 billion years ago, dark energy caused the universe's expansion to begin a period of rapid acceleration. As a result, regular matter has stopped forming larger and larger structures in the universe....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:30:00 EST

Excited Reports of 'Habitable Planets' Need to Come Back Down to Earth

Reported by Space.com

Advances that have occurred in the past 20 years in the field of exoplanet discovery have excited the imaginations of scientists and enthusiasts alike....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

Hasbro's 'Star Wars' 40th Anniversary Toys Recreate Famed Kenner Early Bird Kit

Reported by Space.com

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars this year, Hasbro is going back to the beginning by recreating the famed Kenner Early Bird Certificate for action figures from 1977....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

NASA’s Historic Pad 39A Back in Business with Maiden SpaceX Falcon 9 Blastoff to ISS and Booster Landing

Reported by Universe Today

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - After a six year lull NASA’s historic pad 39A roared back to business this morning with the dramatic maiden blastoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, on a critical cargo delivery mission for NASA to the space station - while simult...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:17:07 +0000

SpaceX, NASA Hail 1st Falcon 9 Rocket Launch from Pad Steeped in History

Reported by Space.com

SpaceX's historic launch from NASA's Launch Complex 39A was a success, and so the post-launch press conference was short and full of smiling faces. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:10:00 EST