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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.

NASA Beefs Up Space Communications with New Satellite Launch

NASA Beefs Up Space Communications with New Satellite Launch That’s why NASA started deploying a fleet of Space Network satellites in the 1980s.That’s also when the second-generation TDRS satellites were deployed with vastly improved capabilities like tri-band communications and autonomous anomaly recovery.

SpaceX sticks another vertical rocket landing at sea

SpaceX sticks another vertical rocket landing at sea A Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Earth-observing FORMOSAT-5 satellite for Taiwan launched to space at 2:51 p.This mission marks the 12th for SpaceX this year, and it comes after a hard 2016, during which one of the company's Falcons exploded on a launch pad before a routine test.

SpaceX Prepares to Launch Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane

SpaceX Prepares to Launch Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane The US Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane is set to go off on another secret mission in space, but its trip into space will come courtesy of a new partner: SpaceX.The launch is currently scheduled for September 7th at Cape Canaveral, just days ahead of the potential landfall of Hurricane Irma.

Watch SpaceX launch a secret military space plane to orbit

Watch SpaceX launch a secret military space plane to orbit On Thursday, as Hurricane Irma makes its way toward Florida for possible landfall this weekend, SpaceX managed to launch a secret, un-crewed space plan for the U.The Elon Musk-founded company lofted the X-37B space plane to orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 10 a.

Behold, Elon Musk's spectacular SpaceX blooper reel

Behold, Elon Musk's spectacular SpaceX blooper reel When you've piled up as many successes as Elon Musk has, you can afford to take a little time to laugh at yourself and the failures that led to all the good stuff.Such is the case with SpaceX, as Musk has made good on his promise to drop a "blooper reel" of SpaceX failures and, hoo boy, it does not disappoint.

NASA 3D Prints First Rocket Part Composed of Two Metals

NASA 3D Prints First Rocket Part Composed of Two Metals As the name implies, a rocket igniter is used to initiate a rocket engine’s start sequence.It’s a surprisingly complex part that’s difficult to make, so it’s an ideal candidate for 3D printing.