Latest Space accidents News

Rocket 'terminated' in fiery explosion over Pacific Ocean

Sep. 03, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A privately designed, unmanned rocket built to carry satellites was destroyed in an explosive fireball after suffering an “anomaly" off the California coast during its first attempt at reaching Earth's orbit. Firefly...

Indian launch attempt of earth observation satellite fails

Aug. 12, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian rocket failed in its attempt Thursday to put a satellite into orbit to provide real-time images used to monitor cyclones and other potential natural disasters. A technical fault occurred in the third and final ignition stage shortly after the...

Russia blames space station lab incident on software failure

Jul. 30, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space official on Friday blamed a software problem on a newly docked science lab for briefly knocking the International Space Station out of position. The space station lost control of its orientation for 47 minutes on Thursday, when Russia's...

Israel's SpaceIL secures funds for new lunar mission

Jul. 11, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — SpaceIL, the nonprofit Israeli initiative whose spacecraft crashed on the moon two years ago, said Sunday that it has secured $70 million in funding to make a second attempt at a lunar landing. SpaceIL said the new pledges means that it has raised...

Street racing blamed in 6-year-old N. Carolina boy's death

Jun. 28, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy was killed in a traffic accident which investigators blame on street racing involving two other cars, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. Liam Lagunas of Monroe was in a child protective seat in the back seat of a vehicle not...