Yearlong Space Mission to Wrap Up with Soyuz Landing Tuesday Night

Three International Space Station crew members are on the eve of their return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft, aiming for a parachute-assisted landing in the snow-covered steppe of Kazakhstan Tuesday night.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 aims for post-sunset Launch on Sunday

SpaceX will make a third attempt to launch the Falcon 9 rocket with the SES-9 communications satellite on Sunday. Back to back attempts on Wednesday and Thursday resulted in launch scrubs due to issues associated with the intricacies arising from the use of super-cooled Liquid Oxygen as a performance enhancement measure on the improved Falcon 9 FT launch vehicle.

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Twilight Launch of Falcon 9 Scrubbed after supercold Propellant Loading Issues

The countdown to the second launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 FT launch vehicle with the SES-9 communications satellite was aborted at the last minute on Thursday due to problems associated with the modified propellant loading sequence employed by the new Falcon 9.

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