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SpaceX test rocket makes vertical takeoff and landing

In November 2012 SpaceX’s Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) flies nearly two stories (17.7 feet/5.4 meters). Duration was 8 seconds using closed loop thrust vector and throttle…

Rocket Sled Super Slow Motion Video of Inflatable Supersonic Decelerator

As NASA plans ambitious new robotic missions to Mars, laying the groundwork for even more complex human science expeditions to come, the spacecraft needed to land safely on the red…

NASA First Moon Mission Launch from Wallops Island Virginia Planned

Late next summer NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center plans to launch a mission to the Moon, not from Kennedy or Vandenberg, but from the new MARs  launch complex located at…

Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls to final home

The Space Shuttle Atlantis rolled slowly to its final destination at Kennedy Space Center.¬†¬†Shuttle is rolled on the roads at Kennedy to the visitors center on November 2, 2012. The…

Virgin Galactic Releases Video of Launcherone Rocket

The new rocket announced by Virgin Galactic this month is known as LauncherOne. It is designed to cheaply and efficiently place payloads of up to 500 pounds in low earth…

Falcon 9 Rocket Engine Failure During Launch to Space Station

Main payload will reach ISS but secondary Orbcomm satellite did not attain needed orbit Yesterdays launch of the Falcon 9 rocket at first appeared picture perfect but you an clearly…

U.S. Rockets back into space with Falcon 9 Launch

This evening at 8:35pm edt. the first commercial re-supply mission to the International Space Station had a picture perfect launch and a flawless ride for the Dragon capsule to orbit….

When will USA return man to the moon? Will you see it?

Being old enough and lucky enough to have seen two Saturn 5 rockets leave Earth for the moon in my youth, I was wondering would the youth of today ever…