30 March 2018

Liftoff! Used SpaceX Rocket Launches 10 Iridium Satellites Into Orbit

A used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 new Iridium Next communications satellites into orbit from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday (March 30), one year to the day of the company's first used rocket launch and landing.

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Image of the Day

Squiggly clouds swirl on Saturn's south polar vortex in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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60 Years in Orbit for 'Grapefruit Satellite': The Oldest Human Object in Space

Sixty years ago, a grapefruit-sized aluminium sphere with six antennas and some tiny solar cells was launched into Earth orbit. The Vanguard 1 satellite is still up there and is the oldest human-made object in space.

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On This Day In Space! March 30, 2017: SpaceX Launches & Lands Used Rocket in Historic 1st Reflight

On March 30, 2017, SpaceX launched and landed a used rocket for the first time. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

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Saturday's Blue Moon Is Also a Paschal Moon for Easter. Here's Why

The full moon shows up for a second time in March, on the 31st at 8:37 a.m. EDT — a Blue "Paschal" Moon that sets the date of Easter.

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Watch SpaceX Launch 10 Satellites on a Used Rocket Today!

SpaceX will launch a new batch of Iridium communications satellites on a used Falcon 9 rocket this morning (March 30) and you can watch the liftoff live.

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