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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
NASA confident in early 2020 first manned SpaceX mission

NASA confident in early 2020 first manned SpaceX mission

Barely two weeks ago, Elon Musk proudly revealed the success, changes, and plans for SpaceX’s deep-space Starship program. Almost ironically, NASA was not too happy with the focus on yet another
NASA confident in early 2020 first manned SpaceX mission

NASA confident in early 2020 first manned SpaceX mission

Barely two weeks ago, Elon Musk proudly revealed the success, changes, and plans for SpaceX’s deep-space Starship program. Almost ironically, NASA was not too happy with the focus on yet another
NASA and Elon Musk need each other too much to keep arguing

NASA and Elon Musk need each other too much to keep arguing

Musk and NASA chief Jim Bridenstine got on the same page about returning human spaceflight to the US.
Why is Boeing investing in Richard Branson’s rocket plane?

Why is Boeing investing in Richard Branson’s rocket plane?

The world's biggest aerospace company is betting on Richard Branson's dream
The US isn’t ready for the future of war

The US isn’t ready for the future of war

The US, in the opinion of its military commanders and grand strategists, is at greater risk of losing a war today than it has been at any time in decades.
Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $140 million for its 3-D printed rockets

Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $140 million for its 3-D printed rockets

With $140 million in new financing, Relativity Space is now one step closer to fulfilling its founders’ vision of making the first rockets on Mars. Tagging along for the ride are a motley assortment
SpaceX Starship update: in-orbit refueling, interplanetary trips

SpaceX Starship update: in-orbit refueling, interplanetary trips

SpaceX recently bagged two successful hops of its single-engine Starship prototype and, for Elon Musk, that’s more than enough to hop onto the next thing on its list. In contrast to the small jumps
SpaceX Starship update: in-orbit refueling, interplanetary trips

SpaceX Starship update: in-orbit refueling, interplanetary trips

SpaceX recently bagged two successful hops of its single-engine Starship prototype and, for Elon Musk, that’s more than enough to hop onto the next thing on its list. In contrast to the small jumps

Elon Musk hopes SpaceX's Starship will reach orbit in six months

Elon Musk's ambitious plans for Starship extend to the timeline for its first flights. As part of a Q&A session at SpaceX's presentation, Musk outlined plans for rapid prototyping that could get
Elon Musk is undesigning his Mars rocket as fast as he can

Elon Musk is undesigning his Mars rocket as fast as he can

All the latest from America's favorite mad rocket scientist.
SpaceX completes the assembly of 'Starship Mk 1' as it prepares for next step in otherworldly plans

SpaceX completes the assembly of 'Starship Mk 1' as it prepares for next step in otherworldly plans

On Thursday, SpaceX completed the assembly of their Starship Mk 1 prototype. The massive vehicle represents the company’s next step toward building the combination of Starship and SuperHeavy booster
Stunning image shows astronaut’s-eye view of rocket approaching the ISS

Stunning image shows astronaut’s-eye view of rocket approaching the ISS

Astronaut Christina Koch captured an image of an incoming rocket carrying new crew members from her perspective on board the ISS.
Jeff Bezos wants the US military to think bigger in space

Jeff Bezos wants the US military to think bigger in space

The age of space internet is here and the Pentagon better get with it.