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A Proton-M rocket shown in 2013. The same type of rocket malfunctioned in mid-flight on Saturday and crashed over Siberia carrying a Mexican communications satellite.
May 16, 2015 The launch is the latest in a string of failures for the Proton-M rocket, a workhorse for the International Launch Services, a joint Russia-American satellite carrier business.
The massive first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is designed to return to earth.
January 5, 2015 The space firm will send a supply capsule into orbit, and then try a new way to recover the part of the rocket that carried it. If it works, the cost of going to space could be reduced dramatically.
May 16, 2014 With an expensive communication satellite as its payload, a Russian Proton-M rocket broke apart during its third stage last night. The unmanned rocket failed at an altitude of 100 miles.
An unmanned Minotaur rocket carries NASA's newest robotic explorer, the LADEE spacecraft, into Earth orbit and then to the moon.
September 6, 2013 A rocket launched from NASA's launch pad on the Virginia coast shortly before midnight Friday was potentially visible to a large swath of the eastern U.S. The spacecraft is now on its way to the moon.
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