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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attached to the cargo-only capsule called Dragon lifts off from the launch pad on October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is bringing cargo to the International Space Station that consists of clothing, equipment and science experiments. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA’s New Commercial Crew Astronauts: Each Wants To Fly 1st

The four NASA astronauts, dubbed the Commercial Crew Cadre, chosen to fly on the first test flights of commercial spacecraft said Friday they haven’t come up yet with a more media-savvy name.

07/10/2015

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attached to the cargo-only capsule called Dragon lifts off from the launch pad on October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is bringing cargo to the International Space Station that consists of clothing, equipment and science experiments. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA Picks 4 Astronauts To Fly 1st Commercial Space Missions

Even with SpaceX’s recent failures to reach the International Space Station, NASA has chosen four veteran astronauts to move ahead with their commercial space mission plans.

07/09/2015

Space X's Falcon 9 rocket as it lifts off from space launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida June 28, 2015 with a Dragon CRS7 spacecraft. (Source: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

SpaceX Launch Failure Leads To Questions About Future

The future of space travel and supplying astronauts at the International Space Station was brought up Monday when U.S. Senator Bill Nelson met with representatives from SpaceX and NASA at Cape Canaveral.

06/29/2015

Space X's Falcon 9 rocket as it lifts off from space launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida June 28, 2015 with a Dragon CRS7 spacecraft. (Source: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

SpaceX Launch Ends In Failure, Rocket Erupts

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from previous failed shipments.

06/28/2015

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SpaceX Hopes Weather Cooperates For Weekend Launch

SpaceX is hoping Mother Nature cooperates for this weekend’s scheduled launch of a cargo ship loaded with some much needed supplies.

06/26/2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JANUARY 19:  A Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket lifts off of pad 41 carrying NASA's Pluto New Horizons spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center January 19, 2006 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The New Horizons mission is scheduled to conduct at five-month reconnaissance study of Pluto and Charon in 2015.  (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Pluto Just 4 Weeks, 20 Million Miles Away For Spacecraft

After traveling 3 billion miles, over the course of nine years, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep.

06/16/2015

The space shuttle Discovery approaches the landing strip

State Group To Take Over Shuttle Landing Site

Space Florida has agreed to take over the former Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center.

06/15/2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - SEPTEMBER 21:  A contrail is seen behind the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon supply ship as it flies into space after lifting off from the launch pad on a resupply mission to the International Space Station  September 21, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The private spaceflight rocket is delivering a cargo capsule to the International Space Station.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Headed Home

A “dragon” is figuratively winging its way toward Earth with a load of scientific goodies.

05/21/2015

In this handout photo provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst takes a 'selfie' during his spacewalk, whilst aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on October 7, 2014 in Space. Gerst returned to earth on November 10, 2014 after spending six months on the International Space Station completing an extensive scientific programme, known as the 'Blue Dot' mission (Source: Alexander Gerst / ESA via Getty Images)

SpaceX Capsule Soars With Dummy In 1st Test Of Crew Escape

In another big test flight on Wednesday, a capsule was fired into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.

05/06/2015

European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti gestures during the press-conference on the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on November 22, 2014. The international crew of US astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti  is scheduled to blast off to the ISS from Baikonur early on November 24. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian Astronaut Brews, Sips First Fresh Espresso In Space

In a cup designed for use in zero-gravity, an Italian astronaut sipped coffee from the world’s first espresso machine in space.

05/04/2015

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