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  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit. SpaceX said there were no injuries and that an "anomaly" during the static fire test...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its satellite cargo during routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place the satellite in orbit. The large blast shook the launch pad leased by SpaceX at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- Two U.S. astronauts went for a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday to pack up a spare cooling radiator and install a high-definition television camera outside the orbiting laboratory, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Commander Jeffrey Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins left the station's airlock around...

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 caused by anomaly

    Discussing the latest details of the SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion at launch.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX during routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, shaking buildings miles away and sending a thick plume of black smoke pouring into the air. A spokesman for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station said there was a "significant" explosion just after 9...

  • CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the latest on the SpaceX rocket explosion.

  • Sept 1- An explosion rocked the launch site for Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday and black smoke could be seen rising into the air from the facility, multiple U.S. media reports said. It was not clear if anyone was hurt by the blast, and a spokesman for SpaceX did not immediately return a call for comment.

  • A SpaceX rocket explodes on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

  • SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral hours before launch

    SpaceX had a rocket failure on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral on Thursday, shaking nearby buildings and spewing smoke into the sky.

  • Buzz Aldrin on the future of space

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan speaks with former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin about getting humans to Mars and the future of space exploration in the public and private sectors.

  • NASA's journey to Mars

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on NASA's efforts to get humans to Mars.

  • DOHA, Aug 31- Qatar Airways plans to make a major aircraft purchase, its chief executive said on Wednesday, to meet fleet expansion plans and boost its global network. Qatar Airways has a continuous programme of fleet expansion and replacement, "to keep the average age of the fleet very young," he added. Airbus is also struggling to keep up with deliveries to Qatar of...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 31- Singapore- based aircraft lessor BOC Aviation said on Wednesday it has ordered five Airbus A321-200 planes for $574.5 million, which it has already leased to an Asian airline. "We have increased our order for the A321 in response to the market trend and appetite for larger capacity single-aisle aircraft," said Robert Martin, Managing Director and...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug 30- Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed its first customer to use a previously flown rocket, with launch planned for later this year, the companies said on Tuesday. The launch for Luxembourg- based satellite operator SES SA will mark the first commercial reuse of a Falcon 9 rocket, which is crucial to efforts by technology entrepreneur Musk's...

  • Ever wondered who delivers the groceries to the International Space Station? CNBC drills down into Kensho's soaring space index.

  • John Roth, vice president of business Development of Sierra Nevada Corporation (

    The Rocky Mountain state has become a leader in the race for space jobs.

  • The modern space race

    Discussing the outlook for the private space industry with Michael Massimino, Former NASA Astronaut and Senior Advisor at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket taking off to deliver the JCSAT-16 communications satellite to space.

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from Spaceport America in New Mexico about the future of privately funded space travel and exploration.

  • A 12,000 foot runway at Spaceport America.

    A $220 million, taxpayer-funded spaceport in New Mexico hopes to be home to big-time commercial space launches. Right now, it's pretty quiet.

  • Russia moon base camp Lin Industrial

    A company recently won government approval to land on the moon, but private exploration faces a bigger legal question: Who owns outer space?

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