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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket significantly more powerful than first thought

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket significantly more powerful than first thought For the last few years, SpaceX has made waves with its Falcon 9 rockets.Now, the company has found another gem, albeit inadvertently — its Falcon 9 rocket is capable of producing far more thrust than it was originally rated for.

Mach diamonds, Mars ambitions, and a shiny new telescope: this week in space

Mach diamonds, Mars ambitions, and a shiny new telescope: this week in space China fired up the largest radio telescope in the world earlier this week.Stress wrinkles in its surface, called scarps, show us where the planet’s surface is cracking and settling fastest.

NASA advisory committee raises concerns about SpaceX's fueling practices

NASA advisory committee raises concerns about SpaceX's fueling practices But there’s an advisory committee at NASA that thinks SpaceX has a whole different problem with their fuel handling procedures.To wit: SpaceX intends to fuel its rocket right before launch, with the crew already aboard, and the ISS advisory committee understandably isn’t crazy about that idea.

This week in space: Hubble's successor is complete, NASA tussles with SpaceX

This week in space: Hubble's successor is complete, NASA tussles with SpaceX The JWST is the successor to Hubble, and now that it’s done with construction, it’s supposed to launch in 2018.Another advisory committee at NASA has a bone to pick with SpaceX’s launch procedures, too.

Falcon tries to catch a flying dinner in mesmerizing video

Falcon tries to catch a flying dinner in mesmerizing video Nature has a way of always dazzling us.Be it a fox's failed attempt to capture some prey in the snow or an iguana-snake chase that ranks up there with the Fast and Furious franchise, the world around us can be breathtaking.

SpaceX will try to launch the first recycled orbital rocket on Thursday evening

SpaceX will try to launch the first recycled orbital rocket on Thursday evening ET, the “flight-proven” Falcon 9 rocket will take off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.As per usual, the launch will be accompanied by a SpaceX webcast that starts about 20 minutes before the launch window opens.

Musk wants to reuse more of the Falcon 9 rocket for future flights, and announces next test flight

Musk wants to reuse more of the Falcon 9 rocket for future flights, and announces next test flight Despite the odds of successful integration, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk is considering plans to upcycle parts of the Falcon Heavy rocket for future flights to test before it debuts this summer.“Our aspiration will be zero hardware changes, reflight in 24 hours,” Musk said at the press conference.

Marvel's Falcon Turns 48!

Marvel's Falcon Turns 48! Forty-eight years ago, Sam Wilson aka Falcon hit the pages of Marvel Comics.That’s not to say he was the first black superhero, however.

Elon Musk unveils the first SpaceX space suit

Elon Musk unveils the first SpaceX space suit Importantly, this is not a mockup of what a real space suit would look like.This suit is not designed for spacewalks like the iconic NASA suit you probably think of when someone says “space suit.