Category Archives: Rockets

Moon

SLS, Designed to fail, by Congress, not NASA.

There is an old saying at NASA, “Failure is not an option”. Unfortunately due to once again having congress design a rocket instead of the engineers at NASA “Failure is…

NASA SLS rocket

NASA SLS Launch Nears! But is it sustainable?

The upcoming launch of the new NASA Moon rocket, the SLS, is the culmination of decades of work and effort. The Saturn 5 replacement is an awesome achievement, but at…

GoPro external view of rocket that took it into space.

VERY cool GoPro Rocket Launch Video

This is probably the best on board small rocket video I have ever seen. We have probably all seen the videos of small sounding type rockets with a GoPro strapped on to…

Falcon 8 Rocket explosion July 28, 2015

Spectacular SpaceX Falcon Rocket Failure

This failure was unusual in a few ways I will go into that in a bit but I want to be clear that failure of rockets is just part of the…

DSCOVR Launch

DSCOVR launch is a success, SpaceX rocket landing aborted.

Today, right on time the SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off in the third attempt to place the Space weather satellite DSCOVR on the other side of the moon at the…

DSCOVER logo

DSCOVR launch now set for Tuesday February 10th – Watch Live Here

UPDATE 2/10/15 – Launch was scrubbed due to wind levels. New launch date is Wednesday 2/11/15 at 6:03 pm eastern. 2/9/15 – The DSCOVR launch has Sunday was scrubbed due…

Rocket Explosion on Wallops launch pad 10/28/14

Orbital Antares Rocket Explodes During Wallops IIS Launch

Approximately six seconds after liftoff an Antares rocket appeared to stall and fall back to the launchpad where it exploded at the Wallops Island launch facility. The International Space Station…

SLS five percent Scale test

NASA SLS Scale Rocket Test Firing – Video

The Space Launch System (SLS) will be the largest most powerful rocket the U.S. has ever built, larger even than the Saturn 5. This video shows a test firing if…