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The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday.
October 29, 2014 NK-33 engines, originally destined for a Soviet-era moon shot that never got off the ground and later used in the Antares, are suspect, some scientists say.
Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket lifts off at Wallops Island, Va., in April of last year. The Antares uses a pair of Russian-made NK-33 rocket engines that Moscow says it will stop supplying for military launches.
May 13, 2014 The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.
Atlas V (left); Falcon 9 (right)
May 12, 2014 The California-based maker of the Falcon 9 is hoping to break up a monopoly on the launch market for national security satellites.
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The "Grasshopper" during its hop into the air.
August 15, 2013 A 10-story "Grasshopper" rocket was successfully launched, flown sideways and then brought back down. The hope is that some day such rockets can be reused instead of jettisoned and allowed to burn up.
A screenshot shows how a team would track changes to its rocket project on a Sunglass platform.
March 8, 2013 The challenge, launching during the SXSW festival Saturday, asks anyone with an Internet connection to try to create a rocket engine. The 3-D designs can be edited by users around the globe, a model the organizers hope will decrease the cost of space innovation and unleash "untapped potential around the world."
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