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South Korea launches first domestic space rocket

SEOUL: South Korea launched its first domestically developed space rocket on Thursday but failed to put its dummy payload into orbit, a setback in the country’s attempts to join the ranks of advanced space-faring nations. The Korea Space Launch Vehicle

SpaceX rocket launches 4 astronauts on NASA mission to space station

WASHINGTON: NASA and Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station, making it the first crew ever propelled into orbit by a rocket booster recycled from a previous spaceflight.

NASA successfully tests giant Moon rocket

MIAMI: NASA successfully carried out a key static test of its troubled Space Launch System rocket, a win for the agency as it prepares to return to the Moon. The second “hot fire” test saw all four of the rocket’s

SpaceX prototype rocket explodes on landing after test launch

HOUSTON: A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship rocket exploded during a landing attempt minutes after a high-altitude experimental launch from Boca Chica, Texas, in a repeat of an accident that destroyed a previous test rocket. The Starship SN9 that blew up

At least eight dead as rocket fire hits Kabul

KABUL: At least eight people were killed on Saturday when a barrage of rockets struck densely populated parts of Kabul, marking the latest attack in an ongoing wave of violence sweeping the Afghan capital. The rockets slammed into various parts

Landing on Moon: China successfully launches new space rocket

BEIJING: China has successfully launched its own rocket that will be sent astronauts to the Moon. China aims at completing the space station of the rocket by 2022. The Long March-5B carrier rocket took off at the Wenchang Space Launch