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Antares rocket explosion cause sought in US   Virginia: The builders of an unmanned rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes Map of Wallops Flight Facility Virginia  Virginia: The rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths Asteroid impact risks 'underappreciated' Nasa orders emergency ISS repairs Satellite falls towards earth  US officials now say the fall to Earth of Nasa's six-tonne UARS satellite could occur early on Saturday Nasa satellite hurtling to Earth Space debris 'at tipping point' Failure hits Nasa's 'CO2 hunter'   The Orbiting Carbon Observatory, Nasa's first dedicated mission to measure carbon dioxide from space, has failed following a rocket malfunct... Russian and US satellites collide
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2016-09-01 SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch Cape Canaveral, Florida
C. 2015-07-28 Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash 'due to braking error' Mojave Desert, Southern California
D. 2015-06-28 Unmanned SpaceX rocket explodes after launch Cape Canaveral, Florida
E. 2015-04-14 SpaceX fails in third try to retrieve rocket after launch USA
F. 2015-01-10 SpaceX rocket test ends in crash Cape Canaveral, Florida
G. 2014-11-12 Virgin Galactic pilot 'thrown free' from spacecraft Mojave desert, Southern California
7. 2014-11-03 Descent tool probed in Virgin crash Southern California
I. 2014-11-02 Virgin Galactic defends safety record USA
9. 2014-11-02 Virgin Galactic crash: SpaceShipTwo probe 'may take year' Mojave Desert, Southern California

Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash 'due to braking error'   Southern California: Investigators say a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early Unmanned SpaceX rocket explodes after launch   Florida: An unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket has exploded over the Atlantic minutes after lift-off from Cape Canaveral in Florida SpaceX fails in third try to retrieve rocket after launch  US firm SpaceX has failed in its third attempt to retrieve a booster rocket intact, after a successful launch SpaceX rocket test ends in crash   Florida: The American SpaceX firm says its experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform did not wo... Virgin Galactic pilot 'thrown free' from spacecraft   Southern California: The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo accident was thrown clear as the craft broke up around him, investigators say Descent tool probed in Virgin crash  Southern California: A safety device on the Virgin Galactic spacecraft that crashed on Friday killing a test pilot had been deployed early, US investigators say Virgin Galactic defends safety record  Virgin Galactic insists safety has always been central to its operations, following the crash of its experimental spacecraft in the US on Friday Virgin Galactic crash: SpaceShipTwo probe 'may take year'   Southern California: The investigation into the Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash in Mojave Desert could take about a year, the head of the transport safety agency... Virgin crash investigation begins Map of Mojave desert USA  Southern California: US officials are starting to investigate why a Virgin Galactic space rocket crashed over California's Mojave desert on a test flight Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Map of Mojave Desert USA
SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch Map of Cape Canaveral Florida

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  Florida: A rocket operated by the aerospace company has exploded on the launch pad where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch

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  Southern California: At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert


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  Siberia: The communications satellites have collided in space in the first such reported mishap at high speed nearly 780km over Siberia

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Dec.30 Grim details of Columbia disaster

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Jul.3 Crack found in shuttle tank foam
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Jul.28 Foam 'might have struck shuttle'
. Florida Jul.27   Nasa grounds space shuttle fleet  Florida: The engineers investigate debris which fell from Discovery's external fuel tank during launch Jul.26   Nasa looks into shuttle 'debris'  Florida: Nasa is investigating 2 cases of debris seen falling from the Discovery as it blasted off for Earth orbit

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Jan.22 Nasa rover breaks down on Mars

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Aug.26 Columbia report faults Nasa managers
  Washington: The independent team concluded that long-standing flaws in the organisation were 'as much a cause' as technical faults Feb.13 NASA: puncture may be to blame
. Texas Feb.4 NASA memo warned of tile damage. Texas Feb.3   Nasa extends shuttle search  Texas: Experts have extended their search for debris and crew remains across the western United States Feb.2 NASA probe progressing, assessing data. Texas   Sensors: rising temperatures on Columbia  Texas: In the final minutes something occurred on the craft's left side, significant enough to make the space craft roll to the right Clues sought for shuttle disaster. Texas Feb.1 Remains found among shuttle debris. Texas NASA mourns, seeks answers. Texas Space shuttle and crew lost
  Texas: Columbia broke up as it descended toward a planned landing, showering debris across southeastern Texas
 Those killed on the flight were commander Rick D. Husband; pilot William C. McCool; payload commander Michael P. Anderson; mission specialists David M. Brown, Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark; and Israel's astronaut, Ilan Ramon. The loss was caused by damage sustained during launch when a piece of insulation broke off

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Jan. 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
Map of Cape Canaveral Florida Florida
  Florida: The NASA orbiter Challenger (OV-099) (mission STS-51-L) broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members

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