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Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX's new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the ISS, the US space agency said.
The launch came a week after two back-to-back countdowns for the mission were scrubbed - once due to high winds over the Cape and the next night in order to update satellite software and "triple-check" all systems.
Falcon Heavy carried a communications satellite for Saudi-based telecom firm Arabsat, which will beam internet and television services over Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
The Elon Musk founded company is using the flight as a test, before it plans to put two astronauts on board later this year.
Falcon 9 rocket launched by billionaire Elon Musk's company carries US Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Launch of long-delayed navigation satellite halted due to strong upper-level winds and next launch attempt would be on Sunday, officials of Elon Musk's company say.
Elon Musk's space transportation company announces fashion magnate, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first private passenger to fly on a monster rocket around the Moon as early as 2023.
The voyage is near to its completion with Turkish scientists preparing to carry out the last set of scientific studies at Deception Island.
Economic crisis in Venezuela leaves its zoos to endure a "dark age" as keepers begin sacrificing some animals to save others.
The effort is part of SpaceX's push to make spaceflight cheaper by re-using costly rocket and spaceship components after each launch.
The satellite is the fourth in the company's Global Xpress (GX) constellation, aimed at providing high-speed mobile broadband service.
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