Falcon 9 rocket guides itself to sea.

Because the rocket could not be sure of a stable landing, it guided itself away from the targeted touchdown zone on land and instead touched down on water just offshore. The rocket showed off its skills by hovering over the water before it toppled over. Source link

Soyuz Rocket Launches Flawlessly, Weeks After Malfunction

MOSCOW — An American, a Canadian and a Russian blasted into orbit on Monday in the first launch a piloted Russian Soyuz rocket since a dramatic failure in October, when a booster failed to separate smoothly and the crew plummeted to earth in an emergency return. As Soyuz rockets are now the only means for…

Soyuz rocket: First astronauts to launch since October failure

Image copyright EPA Image caption The team will spend six-and-a-half months on the International Space Station (ISS) Three astronauts are set to blast-off on the first manned Soyuz rocket launch since a dramatic failure in October. Astronauts from Russia, the US and Canada will leave from Kazakhstan on a mission bound for the International Space…

Rocket Lab Launches an Electron Rocket to Orbit From New Zealand

This weekend, a small rocket company is trying to launch its first commercial mission. It will not be nearly as big a spectacle as the maiden flight of SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket in February, which propelled Elon Musk’s sports car on a trajectory beyond Mars. But Rocket Lab’s Electron is a harbinger of a…

Sayuz rocket: ‘Faulty sensor’ led to launch failure

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe malfunction became apparent about 90 seconds into the flight A Russian Soyuz rocket capsule was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after launch last month because of a faulty sensor, investigators say. Russian officials believe the component was damaged during assembly. They warned that two…

Israel Accuses Iran of Ordering Palestinian Rocket Fire From Gaza

JERUSALEM — Israel accused Iran on Saturday of ordering attacks by the Palestinian militant group that took responsibility for a heavy barrage of rocket fire from Gaza overnight. Israel responded to the attacks on its southern territory, which were claimed by the group Palestinian Islamic Jihad, with retaliatory airstrikes against militant targets in Gaza. No…

Israel Strikes Gaza After a Rocket Is Fired, in a Sharp Escalation of Tensions

JERUSALEM — Israeli fighter jets attacked targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the military said, hours after a rocket fired overnight by militants in the territory struck a house in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, a sharp escalation after months of simmering tensions along the Israel-Gaza border. The residents of the house —…