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SpaceX successfully lands Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX successfully lands Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center Elon Musk’s SpaceX project scored a victory over the weekend when it performed the successful landing of a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, after launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).The location of the takeoff and landing was the NASA Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, site of the Apollo lunar missions, with the exception of Apollo 10.

The inventor of Maglev train tech wants to build a magnet-powered rocket launcher

The inventor of Maglev train tech wants to build a magnet-powered rocket launcher Well, Powell last year filed a patent application for a related concept: a “SpaceTram” maglev rocket launcher that would eschew chemical propellants in favor of magnets for launching a rocket into space.If made a reality, this would be a new way to achieve magnetic levitation, stabilization, and propulsion for a space launch.

Jeff Bezos offers a sneak peek at Blue Origin’s newest rocket engine

Jeff Bezos offers a sneak peek at Blue Origin’s newest rocket engine Jeff Bezos doesn’t want SpaceX grabbing the headlines the whole time, especially considering all the dollars going into his Blue Origin space company.The images show Blue Origin’s very first BE-4 booster, the rocket engine that it claims will end American dependence on Russian engines by 2019.