China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

Nov 4, 2016

China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

China has launched its new Long March-5 heavy rocket, state media said, sending its payload into orbit in the country's latest step in advancing its space exploration program. The launch comes after China began its longest manned space mission last month, sending two astronauts to ...

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's new party debuts

/ Oct 31, 2015

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's new party debuts

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With the launch of Osaka Ishin no Kai on Saturday, which aims to take control of the Lower House within five years, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto kicked off his latest attempt to build an Osaka-based national political movement. But with mounting legal problems between Hashimoto ...

/ Sep 28, 2015

India successfully launches first space observatory

India says it has successfully launched its first space observatory and six satellites into orbit. The Indian Space and Research Organization says the observatory, named Astrosat, was launched Monday from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Astrosat will attempt a deeper study of ...

SpaceX rocket breaks apart after launch; ISS-bound cargo lost

Jun 29, 2015

SpaceX rocket breaks apart after launch; ISS-bound cargo lost

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a 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. The accident happened about 2½ minutes into the flight from ...

NASA scrubs Orion test flight; launch reset for Friday

Dec 5, 2014

NASA scrubs Orion test flight; launch reset for Friday

The launch of NASA's deep-space Orion capsule for a test flight around Earth was delayed on Thursday after a last-minute technical problem with its rocket, NASA said. United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing that builds and flies the Delta 4 rocket, ...