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SpaceX launches and lands the same rocket for the 2nd time

SpaceX launches and lands the same rocket for the 2nd time For the first time in its history, the Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company has relaunched a previously flown Falcon 9 booster.This rocket, which flew a payload to orbit in April 2016 for its first flight, launched at 6:37 p.

Get ready to watch the first-ever 360-degree livestream of a rocket launch

Get ready to watch the first-ever 360-degree livestream of a rocket launch On Tuesday morning, NASA will broadcast its first-ever rocket launch livestream in 360-degree video, providing an unprecedented vantage point that will make viewers feel as if they are standing on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.The launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket—aimed at transporting supplies to the International Space Station—is scheduled for a 30-minute window beginning at 11:11 a.

ESA: Time to Get Serious About Removing Space Junk

ESA: Time to Get Serious About Removing Space Junk Scientists have been sounding the alarm about the buildup of space junk for years, a point that was reinforced at the recent European Conference on Space Debris.We’ve launched some 7,000 spacecraft as a species since 1957 when Sputnik kicked off the space race.

SpaceX will try to achieve 2 impressive feats on Sunday

SpaceX will try to achieve 2 impressive feats on Sunday (A Falcon 9 rocket actually launched a couple tiny satellites for the NRO as secondary payloads years ago, but hey, that doesn't count as "major" to us.The Falcon 9 is expected to liftoff at 7 a.

1-Meter Tall Lego Apollo Saturn V Is Ready For Liftoff

1-Meter Tall Lego Apollo Saturn V Is Ready For Liftoff The real Saturn V was a monster.After amassing the required 10,000 votes on Lego Ideas, the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocketed through Lego’s approval process and straight into retail packaging.

SpaceX makes launching a secret satellite and landing a rocket booster look easy

SpaceX makes launching a secret satellite and landing a rocket booster look easy A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took flight into a partly cloudy sky from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday at 7:15 a.spy agency to orbit before turning around and heading back to Earth for a picture perfect daylight landing at the Cape.

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth after launching a secret payload for the U.The landing — back on solid ground at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida — looked surreal against the backdrop of a clear blue sky just after sunrise.

SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite, Streams Full Falcon 9 Landing

SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite, Streams Full Falcon 9 Landing The company has just completed its first launch for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is part of the Department of Defense.The NRO is responsible for launching shadowy spy satellites, like NROL-76 that was just deployed by SpaceX.

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core The rocket has been inching closer to completion ever since, and now SpaceX has successfully tested the Falcon heavy’s core rocket module in a so-called static fire test.The Falcon Heavy will essentially be three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together.

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time Most commercial rockets have a carbo capacity measured in tons, but the new Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab is designed for lighter duty.The company is looking into the specifics, but reaching space on its very first launch isn’t bad.

Worse than Wrist Rockets

Worse than Wrist Rockets i told my friends i'd go 2 the bars tonight 9 mns agoDancing on the graves of the deceased 12 mns agoThe Donald Trump Jr "Scandal" of the New York Times Isn't a Scand 24 mns agoThat one guy that won't share 31 mns agoThe differences in how Americans say things 36 mns agoAnother Grem for the collection 40 mns agoYes, every now and again that sword comes up at Walt Disney World 46 mns ago

4 private spaceflight companies you need to know about

4 private spaceflight companies you need to know about Almost any space nerd will tell you that the future of the space industry hinges upon private spaceflight.What do they want to do?

Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new Rocket Factory

Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new Rocket Factory Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is looking pretty jacked lately, and like so many other fitness buffs, Bezos decided to join Instagram to show off his assets — but his first post isn't quite what you might expect from a fitness guru.The private space company hopes to compete with SpaceX to send rockets to the moon (among other things) in the not-so-distant future.

SpaceX Targets November for First Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX Targets November for First Falcon Heavy Launch The next big step for SpaceX is to begin flying the Falcon Heavy, a much more powerful version of the Falcon 9 that’s still intended to be reusable.The central block of the Falcon Heavy will be a modified Falcon 9 Full Thrust.

Here's how Virgin's space program is different than SpaceX

Here's how Virgin's space program is different than SpaceX With costs of sending materials into space getting significantly cheaper, companies like SpaceX and Virgin are trying to get in from the ground up.Virgin Orbit is the brainchild of Richard Branson that wants to function as a launching service for small satellites.

NASA May Use Atomic Rockets to Reach Mars

NASA May Use Atomic Rockets to Reach Mars Engineers have developed some truly impressive rockets over the decades, including the Saturn V that sent men to the moon.However, they’ve all been chemical rockets, which need an enormous amount of fuel just to slip the bonds of gravity and reach orbit.

SpaceX is planning to do something really cool today

SpaceX is planning to do something really cool today If you need proof of that look no further than the Elon Musk-founded company's plans for Monday.ET, SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket stacked with a Dragon cargo spacecraft loaded down with supplies for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

SpaceX just landed a rocket back on Earth after flying it to space. How's your Monday?

SpaceX just landed a rocket back on Earth after flying it to space. How's your Monday? The first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk's SpaceX came in for a dusty and impressive landing at the company's landing zone in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Monday.The landing occurred about 10 minutes after the rocket launched a Dragon cargo craft carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

Elon Musk's SpaceX starts off its week with an impressive rocket launch and landing

Elon Musk's SpaceX starts off its week with an impressive rocket launch and landing A Falcon 9 rocket carrying an uncrewed Dragon capsule loaded with supplies for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took off from Cape Canaveral at 12:31 p.Before coming back in for its landing, the first stage booster send the Dragon on its way to the Space Station for NASA.

Russian Rocket Engines May Have Fueled North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

Russian Rocket Engines May Have Fueled North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions It hasn’t been clear how the country achieved this technological breakthrough, but evidence suggests it may have been fueled by Russian rocket engines.Prior to the deployment of its Hwasong-12 and Hwasong-14 missiles, North Korea’s missiles were based on designs that used a modified R-27 Zyb Soviet engine.