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Cape Canaveral: Cape on the Atlantic coast of Florida in the United States
Cape Canaveral is a prominent cape in Brevard County, Florida, in the United States, near the center of the state's Atlantic coast. Officially Cape Kennedy from 1963 to 1973, it lies east of Merritt Island, separated from it by the Banana River.

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SpaceX, NASA launch U.S. astronauts into orbit [Video]

SpaceX, NASA launch U.S. astronauts into orbit

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans toward orbit from Florida on Saturday in a mission that marks the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts..

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Astronauts strap into SpaceX capsule before launch day [Video]

Astronauts strap into SpaceX capsule before launch day

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken test out the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule ahead of Wednesday's anticipated launch. Gavino Garay has more.

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U.S. Space Force launches Boeing-built spaceplane [Video]

U.S. Space Force launches Boeing-built spaceplane

The U.S. Space Force launched the Boeing-built test spaceplane X-37B into orbit for its 7th mission on Sunday from Cape Canaveral. Caroline Malone reports.

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Saturday SpaceX launch weather forecast: More showers, thunderstorms likely at Cape Canaveral

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2 U.S. astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launch

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CAPE CANAVERAL — With thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that..
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Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

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SpaceX ready for defining moment with first humans on rocket

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Space Plane: Mysterious US military aircraft launches

The Atlas V rocket, carrying the X-37B space plane, launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday.
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US Space Force launches first national security mission

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Julius Montgomery, Who Broke a Space-Age Race Barrier, Dies at 90

In the Jim Crow South, he was the first black professional to be hired at Cape Canaveral, then made a sacrifice so that a technology school might open.
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Solar Orbiter set to reveal Sun's secrets

solar orbiter set to reveal sun's secrets
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SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

spacex launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test
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Rocket launched carrying Boeing spacecraft

A rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday morning. It's delivering Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. NASA is testing the Starliner in..
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Rocket launch from Florida may be visible as far as Maryland on Friday morning

When United Launch Alliance launches its Atlas V Starliner from Cape Canaveral, people outside Florida's Space Coast may to see it light up the sky.
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SpaceX's reusable rocket launches communication satellite

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SpaceX launches rocket from Cape Canaveral

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Air Force's space plane back after 2-year voyage

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Pence says Trump "might make an effort" to stop more "send her back" chants

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Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing

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On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying its crew to the Moon and into history. Half-a-century later, NASA is now preparing a new Moon mission under the Artemis..
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Apollo 11: Dewsbury man saw 'astonishing' Moon launch

John Blackburn vividly remembers watching Apollo 11 take off at Cape Canaveral in 1969.
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SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites early Tuesday. It marked the military's first ride on a recycled rocket. Both side boosters landed back at Cape Canaveral, but the new..
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