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SpaceX wraps up first successful geostationary transfer mission

SpaceX wraps up first successful geostationary transfer mission

SpaceX has announced the completion of a big milestone for the company, which has successfully wrapped up its first geostationary transfer mission, sending an SES-8 satellite to its intended destination. The mission went off without a hitch, with SpaceX saying the rocket -- a Falcon 9 -- had a "picture-perfect flight" and that all mission objectives were met in their entirety.

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SpaceX scrubs SES-8 Falcon 9 launch – Will try again on Thanksgiving

SpaceX scrubs SES-8 Falcon 9 launch – Will try again on Thanksgiving

SpaceX has scrubbed its planned SES-8 telecommunications satellite launch today, rescheduling the Falcon 9 rocket blast-off to Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28th. The launch, described by SpaceX as its "most challenging mission to date", would have been the company's first launch to a geostationary transfer orbit, 80,000 km from Earth. The original plan was to launch sometime in the early morning today, from Cape Canaveral.

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OUYA white edition released with a space boost

OUYA white edition released with a space boost

The original black OUYA game console has been out on the market since earlier this year, and here in the Autumn of 2013, the team has released a white edition with double the internal storage space. This machine works with the same hardware besides - Android inside, a wireless controller for games, and a box to connect to your TV containing an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This version of the device comes in all white with ever-so-slightly adjusted colors for the buttons and home key.

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NASA and SpaceX hope to transport astronauts to ISS in the next 4 years

NASA and SpaceX hope to transport astronauts to ISS in the next 4 years

Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and SpaceX met in late October to conduct a safety review of the Dragon spacecraft and the Falcon 9 rocket. NASA announced that the meeting took place last Friday. The safety review was designed to look at the safety policies and procedures in place in preparation for using the SpaceX Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket to send astronauts into space.

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