The Falcon 9 first stage at Cape Canaveral's LZ1 following its successful  Dec. 22  return to the launch site. Credit: SpaceX
U.K. commercial spaceport.
stratolaunch pegasus
PSLV launch June 2016
falcon 9 SES-9
Artist's concept of a single-state-to-orbit spacecraft, powered with beamed microwaves. Credit: Escape Dynamics
Express AM8 launch
SpaceIL lander
SpaceX Falcon 9 payload fairing in test chamber. Credit: SpaceX.
Expanded diagram Vulcan six boosters
A Falcon 9 rocket lifting off Feb. 11 on the second of more than a dozen launches planned for 2015. Credit: SpaceX
Donna Edwards
H-2B launch
The New Shepard space vehicle blasts off on its first developmental test flight over Blue Origin’s West Texas Launch Site April 29. The crew capsule reached apogee at 93,600 meters before beginning its descent back to Earth. Credit: Blue Origin photo

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