A 10,000-acre wildfire that began just off a Californian Air Force base continues to spread. And it’s heading closer and closer to the base’s rocket launchpads.
Stuntman Eddie Braun has recreated Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon rocket bike stunt in every technical way but one—Braun actually succeeded. He is the first to pull off the jump in the 42 years since Knievel’s attempt was mired by a parachute malfunction.
Look up—but make sure you do it quickly. The world’s fastest rocket, United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V, is launching into space this afternoon, and you can watch it happen at 2:30pm EDT.
NASA fits foam plugs inside of booster rockets to protect the innards ahead of ignition. And boy, they sure do put on a show, when they’re blown out with 9.2 million pounds of thrust.
Two weeks ago, a SpaceX rocket inexplicably burst into flames, taking its satellite payload up in smoke. Now the space company has given a date for when we can expect to see its rockets back in the air.
Yesterday, Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded during a test fire. But that wasn’t all—by the time the day was over, Musk had also lost nearly $780 million and Mark Zuckerberg’s love.
Having gotten pretty good at landing their rockets, SpaceX will now towards the other half of its plan to build fully reusable rockets: sending one of its used rocket back into space.
Late next year, if all goes to plan, SpaceX and Boeing will begin sending American astronauts up to the International Space Station, ending Russia’s monopoly on the ticket to orbit. In anticipation of the new space taxis, NASA is now building its commercial partners a parking spot.
Usually we see rocket launches from far, far away, but SpaceX just released a compilation of extremely close-up camera views from their recent rocket launches and landings that is maybe a little too close for comfort.
In a world first, a US-based company has been granted permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit into deep space. Moon Express, founded in 2010 by billionaire tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain, just received FAA clearance to send a robotic probe to the moon’s surface to scout it for valuable resources.
In a critical step toward actually re-using reusable rockets, on Thursday at its McGregor test center SpaceX fired up a Falcon 9 first stage that returned from space just two months ago. And it seemed to perform beautifully.
A secret satellite was launched into space today. We don’t know just what it’s doing in space. But! We can see in these pictures exactly how it got there: aboard an incredibly fast rocket.
Diehard fans of space exploration, rejoice! That pseudonymous foul-mouthed mastermind, exurb1a, who gave us the universe in just four minutes, is back with an irreverent video tackling the colorful history of rocket science.
A new video from Real Engineering explains the nuts and bolts of how SpaceX is planning to bring people to Mars and details the advantages that SpaceX has in making that actually happen. It’s both fun and enlightening!
If you needed proof that the future of reusable rocket technology is going to be spectacular, look no further than SpaceX’s latest launch-and-landing time exposure photo, which shows a Falcon 9 rocket screaming away from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (left), before the first stage booster lands…
You can pretend to be disappointed every time SpaceX’s Falcon 9 crashes during a landing attempt, but deep down you know part of you wants to see an explosion. That’s why this video of a miniature flying SpaceX Falcon 9 drone is both awesome and disappointing, because there’s never going to be a fireball.
Watching a rocket blast into outer space is a remarkable experience. But watching a rocket engine strapped into a test facility release its explosive fury here on Earth is somehow even cooler. It gives you a better idea of the engines’ power, and it’s a better opportunity to hear their deafening roar.