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Engine failure suspected in explosion of unmanned rocket

Company tasked with resupplying the International Space Station says it may replace the decades-old, Soviet-made engines for future launches.

By November 5, 2014

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Unmanned rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

An Orbital Sciences Corp. rocket laden with supplies for the ISS suffers a fiery first-stage engine failure before falling and exploding at a NASA flight facility.

By October 28, 2014

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RMIT researchers bring bird-like flight to unmanned drones

RMIT University researchers are aiming for a world-first by developing unmanned drone aircraft that mimic the flight patterns of birds.

By April 6, 2014

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​FAA trials show willingness to let drones fly out of sight of operators

The US regulator announces tests of unmanned aircraft flying farther away from pilots than proposed regulations permit.

By May 6, 2015

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Watch NASA's Greased Lightning aerocopter (heliplane?) take off and fly

With 10 propellers and a 10-foot wingspan, NASA's unmanned aerial vehicle can take off like a helicopter, then fly like a plane.

By May 5, 2015

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Messenger's final image before crashing into the surface of Mercury

The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.

By April 30, 2015

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Russian supply capsule misses rendezvous with ISS, now spinning out of control

Holding three tons of food and other supplies, the unmanned Progress 59 spacecraft has lost touch with ground control and a video shows it now spinning in orbit.

By April 29, 2015

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Bezos' space company tests suborbital rocket

Blue Origin pulls off its first unmanned test flight from a site in west Texas. The spacecraft, which reached an altitude of 58 miles, is designed to become a reusable vehicle for space tourists someday.

By April 30, 2015

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Amazon wants its drones to team up and stalk you

A new patent application reveals how the company's planned delivery robots will collaborate to figure out the best way to get you your stuff, wherever you may be, right now.

By May 8, 2015

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SpaceX test-fires modern escape system for Dragon astronauts

The private space-exploration company's passenger capsule roars away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday in a test of its system for boosting a crew to safety in an emergency.

By May 6, 2015