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See the view from SpaceX's historic mission

SpaceX successfully launches a used rocket SpaceX celebrated Earth Day by revealing a stunning photograph of the Earth captured during the company’s historic launch last month. The company — which is headed by Tesla’s Elon Musk — made a massive leap toward making spaceflight more affordable when it sent the same first-stage rocket booster to space on a second mission. It was the first time an orbital class rocket has ever made two trips to space. Related: Branson! Musk! Bezos! The billionaire space race throwdown The goal was to deliver ...

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LeBron lifts Cavs to historic second-half rally

3:41 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — One of the greatest comebacks in NBA playoff history occurred with LeBron James on the court for every single minute of the second half with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love not seeing a second of playing time in the fourth quarter on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point deficit, the largest halftime margin ever overcome in the postseason, to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks as ...

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LeBron James leads Cleveland to historic comeback win

2:51 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — It was as rough of a first half as LeBron James has faced in his career, followed by as dramatic a comeback as the 70-year history of the NBA has ever seen. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime hole to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 on Thursday and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. It was the largest halftime deficit overcome in the history of the NBA playoffs. Cleveland trailed by as many as 26 points early in the third quarter. The Cavs flipped ...

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Beard ascendant as Russell Westbrook's historic night not enough

3:05 AM ET HOUSTON — Russell Westbrook sat at his locker, trying to type into a series of text messages every bit of frustration he was feeling after the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Houston Rockets115-111 on Wednesday night. For 25 straight minutes, Westbrook sat with his head buried in his thoughts and his phone, texting his friends and family and trying to reckon with the 2-0 hole his team finds itself in this best-of-seven series despite yet another of his sublime and historic triple-doubles. Westbrook scored the most ...

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Turkey referendum: Historic vote on presidential powers under way

Voting is under way in Turkey in a landmark referendum that will determine whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be granted sweeping new powers. Mr Erdogan is seeking to replace Turkey’s parliamentary system with an executive presidency. Supporters say the move would streamline and modernise the country, but opponents fear it could lead to greater authoritarianism. A “yes” vote could also see Mr Erdogan remain in office until 2029. On Saturday, Turkish politicians made their final appeals to voters preparing to cast their ballots on one of the most sweeping ...

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Far out: tidings from beyond the rim, and a historic first for reusable rockets, this week in space

SpaceX successfully launched and landed its reusable rocket! This achievement was the first time we’ve ever managed to launch, land, refurbish, and re-use a rocket for a second launch. SpaceX is calling the rocket, a Falcon 9, “flight-proven” as opposed to “secondhand,” “used” or “reused.” The entire launch and landing went off without a hitch, making this the first time in history a firm has launched an orbital rocket that did what the Falcon 9 did last night. Blue Origin has previously demonstrated a sub-orbital rocket takeoff and landing, but ...

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Historic Oscar victories for ESPN, Netflix and Amazon

The Oscars in 60 seconds Two streaming services and one television network went home with Oscar statuettes on Sunday night. The historic wins for Amazon, Netflix and ESPN showcase the evolving and expanding shape of the movie business. Netflix(NFLX, Tech30) and Amazon(AMZN, Tech30) have been investing heavily in feature films and documentaries to retain and gain subscribers. With Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in the audience at the Kodak Theatre, the Amazon Studios film “Manchester by the Sea” picked up the Oscar for best original screenplay, and the film’s star Casey ...

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SpaceX set for historic Florida launch

A short history of SpaceX’s attempted rocket landings SpaceX will return to the space program’s historical roots for its Florida launch this weekend. The private space firm is scheduled to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the international space station on Saturday. Liftoff is scheduled for 10:01 a.m. ET with a backup launch time of 9:38 a.m. ET Sunday. The spacecraft, called the Dragon, is packed with more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and experiments. It will be launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX ...

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Brady named Super Bowl MVP after historic rally

11:06 PM ET HOUSTON — Because the Atlanta Falcons couldn’t turn a fast start into the big finish, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady showed every bit of his big-game experience and every letter of his Hall of Fame résumé. Brady led the Patriots back from deficits of 21-0 and 28-3 with a throw-early, throw-late approach as the Patriots roared back to win Super Bowl LI 34-28 in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. Entering Sunday, no team had won the Super Bowl after trailing by more than ...

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Packers' Crosby historic with late 50-yard FGs

10:42 PM ET Mark Simon Close ESPN Staff Writer for ESPN Stats & Information Rob Demovsky Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association ARLINGTON, Texas — What Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby did against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday was unprecedented. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Crosby is the first kicker to make two field goals 50 yards or longer in the final two minutes of a postseason ...

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