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Jetman Yves Rossy vertical take-off looks almost too relaxing

Jetman Yves Rossy vertical take-off looks almost too relaxing

There is no shortage of people trying to create ways for mankind to fly on their own. Pretty much like the Wright Brothers, these people are both admired and ridiculed. These days, however, it’s no
Boeing Starliner lands safely on the ground after rocky launch

Boeing Starliner lands safely on the ground after rocky launch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX may have the lion’s share of successful landings of rockets but rival Boeing is calling dibs on a different sort of landing. Its CST-100 Starliner was supposed to rendezvous with
Boeing Starliner lands safely on the ground after rocky launch

Boeing Starliner lands safely on the ground after rocky launch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX may have the lion’s share of successful landings of rockets but rival Boeing is calling dibs on a different sort of landing. Its CST-100 Starliner was supposed to rendezvous with

Europe’s space agency just launched a satellite to study planets outside our solar system

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite early this morning aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket that took off from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. Atop the Soyuz is the so-called
SpaceX’s satellite launch on Monday almost went perfectly… almost

SpaceX’s satellite launch on Monday almost went perfectly… almost

SpaceX has had an incredibly busy year. The company has been sticking to a schedule of satellite launches for a variety of clients, while also continuing to develop its Starship rocket-of-the-future,
SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket and lands the booster, but misses the fairing catch

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket and lands the booster, but misses the fairing catch

SpaceX has successfully launched its 13th rocket this year, and its 11th Falcon 9 (the company also flew two Falcon Heavy missions in 2019). The launch included the re-use of a twice flown Falcon 9
NASA purposefully blew a hole in world's largest rocket fuel tank

NASA purposefully blew a hole in world's largest rocket fuel tank

The test was another important step in NASA's Artemis program, which aims to send people back to the moon by 2024.
Jeff Bezos’ rocket-maker aims for its third launch in 2019

Jeff Bezos’ rocket-maker aims for its third launch in 2019

But when will they put an astronaut onboard?
NASA broke the SLS fuel tank, but swears it did it on purpose

NASA broke the SLS fuel tank, but swears it did it on purpose

NASA Space Launch System, the rocket system that will eventually provide the means for the space agency to send spacecraft and astronauts to the Moon, is a very big deal. The project has been in the

Rocket Lab launches 10th Electron mission with successful rocket booster re-entry

Rocket Lab launched its tenth Electron spacecraft on Friday morning, successfully delivering payloads for clients Spaceflight and Alba Orbital. The launch company also had an important secondary

Bloodhound’s supersonic car hit 628MPH in under a minute

Not long ago, the Bloodhound supersonic car was on the brink of bankruptcy, and the project came close to shutting down altogether. But after test runs at the Hakskeen Pan dry lake bed race track in
Documentary Shot with Live Rocket Launch has Perfect Timing

Documentary Shot with Live Rocket Launch has Perfect Timing

That's not a green screen. James Burke had to do this take with perfect timing, and the crew had to get everything right on the money. The result is pretty badass.

Rocket Lab’s new ‘Rosie the Robot’ speeds up launch vehicle production — by a lot

Rocket launch startup Rocket Lab is all about building out rapid-response space-launch capabilities, and founder/CEO Peter Beck is showing off its latest advancement in service of that goal: A

Star(link) Gazing: How to Spot a SpaceX Satellite With the Naked Eye

A simple guide for when and where to spot a Starlink satellite in the sky before it's too late.

Take a virtual tour through Rocket Lab’s New Zealand rocket launch facility

Rocket Lab is one of the extremely small group of rocket launch startups that is actually sending payloads to space, and the company sends all of its spacecraft up from a scenic peninsula located on
That Time When Britain Had Its Own Rocket

That Time When Britain Had Its Own Rocket

For a country as technological advanced as Great Britain, it sounds almost implausible when you say that the British do not have a space program. But fifty years ago, they almost did only to have the
Impeachment is threatening to derail Trump’s mission to the moon

Impeachment is threatening to derail Trump’s mission to the moon

Bill Clinton launched the ISS while he was being impeached. Trump is unlikely to match the accomplishment.

Rocket Lab plans to send payloads to the Moon

Rocket Lab has been increasing the altitude of its missions in recent months, but now it wants to venture much, much farther. The private spaceflight firm now intends to help launch missions to higher

SpaceX begins construction of its next-generation Starship rockets

SpaceX's next-generation rocket, the Starship, is 50 meters long and powered by three Raptor engines, creating a whopping 12,000 kN of thrust. It is designed to haul large amounts of cargo and