Month: August 2019

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched a communications satellite for Israeli satellite operator Spacecom Aug. 6 on an expendable Falcon 9 mission.  The rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 7:23 p.m. Eastern, following a three-day delay to replace a suspect rocket valve.  Amos-17, Spacecom’s newest satellite, separated from the rocket’s upper stage
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After 16 days in space, the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia was due to return to Earth. Residents of Texas watched as the shuttle glowed brightly in the clear blue Texas sky. Slowly, a realization that something was wrong dawned on them. Rather than one, bright, burning spot, as to be expected, there were
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