The accident destroyed an unmanned Dragon cargo ship about two minutes after it lifted off from Florida for the International Space Station. Photograph: Mike Brown/Reuters

A faulty metal brace in an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket likely triggered the explosion that destroyed the booster minutes after liftoff from Florid(...)

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, explodes moments after launch from the Nasa’s Wallops flight facility in Virginia. Photograph: Joel Kowsky/AP Photo/Nasa

Authorities today started investigating what caused an unmanned US supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after lift-off from a Virginia launc(...)

An unmanned Antares rocket is seen exploding seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in this still image from NASA video at Wallops Island, Virginia. Photograph: Reuters

A Russian supply ship has arrived at the International Space Station with a load of fresh supplies, hours after a US cargo mission ended in flames.Orb(...)

An image from Nasa-TV shows the Soyuz capsule, upper right, heading for the International Space Station

A Russian Soyuz rocket that blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday has delivered three new crew members to the International(...)