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Virgin Galactic launches space plane with boss Richard Branson aboard

Virgin Galactic, an American spaceflight company, launched its first fully crewed space flight on Sunday, with its British founder Richard Branson on board.Branson's spaceflight came just nine days a

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Rocket attack reported on Iraq's Ain Al Asad airbase

A rocket attack has been reported on Iraq's Ain Al Asad airbase that hosts U.S. forces, according to Reuters.No casualties were reported.

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SpaceX rocket explodes on ground after seemingly good flight

An unmannedSpaceX rocket explodedon the ground in Texas, U.S. on Wednesdayaftercarrying out what had seemed to be a successfulflightand landing. The explosion happened 10 minutes after landing.

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China's new carrier rocket Long March-8 makes maiden flight

WENCHANG, Hainan, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- China's new medium-lift carrier rocket Long March-8 made its maiden flight on Tuesday, sending five satellites into planned orbit, according to the China Nationa

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Urgent: Explosions rattle Afghan capital of Kabul

KABUL, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Explosions took place in downtown Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, at around 8:45 a.m. local time on Saturday. The nature of the explosions is unknown, but rocket attacks are

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SpaceX, NASA launch first operational commercial crew mission to space

SpaceX on Sunday launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA's first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft.The new

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China's commercial rocket CERES-1 completes maiden flight

JIUQUAN, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- China's new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit.The rocket blasted off from t

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