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Virgin Galactic's SS2 brings commercial spaceflight closer to reality (pictures)

Virgin Galactic just pushed its flagship aircraft higher and faster than ever before. Here's a look at the SpaceShipTwo in action.

6 Images By September 5, 2013

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Elon Musk plans to build Hyperloop test track

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla wants to speed up the development of 800-mph tube transport. He's willing to pay for testing -- most likely in Texas -- to make it happen.

By January 15, 2015

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The microscopic parasite helping to solve astronaut bone density loss

A tiny roundworm is being studied in space in a bid to observe precisely what happens to muscle mass under zero-G conditions.

By January 12, 2015

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'Close but no cigar' for SpaceX's try at historic rocket landing

The private space-exploration company successfully sends a cargo capsule off to the International Space Station, but its "reusable" rocket crashes into its floating landing pad in the Atlantic Ocean.

By January 10, 2015

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What next for the future tech of 2014?

The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all taking us?

By December 31, 2014

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'Space Wars': A visual guide to the battle for space supremacy

Discover everything you need to know about the private sector's race to space in just a few minutes with one colorful and informative infographic.

By December 11, 2014

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NASA gets fancy digital countdown display, retires Apollo clock

NASA's new countdown clock for space missions is a lot like a football stadium display and way more advanced than the old analog one it's replacing.

By December 2, 2014

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Check out this molten ball of metal levitating in outer space

The ESA has put a levitating furnace on the International Space Station. Getting it to work right required a bit of shaving cream.

By November 25, 2014

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Next up for Elon Musk? Launching satellites into space

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is reportedly eyeing a new billion-dollar space venture with a former Google executive to launch a fleet of tiny satellites.

By November 7, 2014

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SpaceShipTwo probe said to focus on possible structural failure

Early reports suggested an engine explosion led to the crash of the experimental space plane, killing one pilot.

By November 2, 2014