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stratolaunch test flight

The world’s largest airplane finally took off

April 15th, 2019

It didn’t take long for SpaceX to become a leader in commercial spaceflight. The company’s reusable rocket technology makes it possible for the company to offer its services at a lower cost and with a shorter turnaround time than its competitors, and it rapidly won contracts from both commercial clients and governments around the world. …

SpaceX rocket booster landing

Did the Air Force bomb the SpaceX rocket that fell into the sea?

February 8th, 2018

One very good thing that happened this week was SpaceX’s successful Falcon Heavy test launch, and subsequent jaw-dropping dual rocket landing. But it’s easy to forget that Falcon Heavy wasn’t the only rocket SpaceX launched in 2018, and the fate of the booster that sent Luxembourg’s GovSat-1 into orbit is being met with far more …

flat earth rocket

That crazy ‘Flat Earther’ still wants to launch himself in a rocket, and he has a new plan to avoid government interference

January 24th, 2018

We’ve been following the saga of “Mad” Mike Hughes for some time now. Hughes is a flat-Earth believer, conspiracy theorist, and self-proclaimed rocket scientist, and in late 2017 he made headlines after promising to launch himself skyward in a homemade rocket. He doesn’t want to reach space or really even get close, he just wants …

SpaceX Rocket Landing Video

Watching a SpaceX rocket land on a barge is always amazing

June 3rd, 2016

SpaceX has landed a couple rockets in a row on its drone barge, but that doesn’t mean that it ever gets old. There’s something about vertically landing a rocket at high speeds — a process that’s been compared to vaulting a pencil over the Empire State Building — that defies belief every time.