It’s been a few really good months for SpaceX, and now, the commercial spaceflight company is kicking rocket production into high gear in anticipation of a packed launch schedule.
It’s all the rockets we sent to space! Well, all that had video, at least. According to the video, there were 87 orbital launches in 2015 but they couldn’t find footage for 4 of the launches from China so it “only” shows 83 launches. Which is still pretty damn awesome to think about.
Are you ready to watch SpaceX try to make history with a bold attempt to send its souped-up rocket all the way into space and back to Earth in a spectacular nighttime launch? Of course you are!
Space X was supposed to launch its most powerful rocket this weekend, but has just scrubbed their launch. The reason? They want to stick the landing this time.
Wow. This is truly spectacular. Here’s footage from UP Aerospace, which captured a multistage rocket separating in space like we’ve never seen before. You can see it release and then separate from each other in stunning fashion. We’ve slowed down the stage where the rocket separates and it’s just so cool. Seeing that…
In two years, SpaceX will begin ferrying astronauts into orbit. But before it can do so, the commercial spaceflight company must prove to NASA that its ride will be safe. A big part of that guarantee comes from the fire-breathing propulsion system pictured above.
A little over a year ago, NASA’s Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with a Cygnus spacecraft onboard, suffered a “catastrophic anomaly” just moments after launch. NASA has now released a stunning new set of previously unseen photos chronicling the disaster.
Here are all the incredible rockets and space vehicles that have carried humans to space. From Gagarin to Armstrong and every space explorer in between and after, each one of those brave heroes relied on Soyuz rockets and Saturn Vs and other types of rocket to launch them into the void embrace of space.
Have an old Nintendo 64 controller lying around? If you’re looking for a project this weekend, you can turn it into the perfect hobby rocket-launching remote with a few tweaks.
NASA’s next-gen spacecraft, Orion, was originally scheduled to launch with astronauts aboard in 2021, but owing to the space agency’s history of running into unexpected problems, it has decided to delay this important test flight by two years.
Part of a rocket engine crashes through the roof of a house in northeast China’s Shanxi province early Friday morning.
The latest ULA rocket has a very angry face. Full photo below.
To non-rocket-scientists (and those who don’t play Kerbal Space Program), discussions of rocket science can sometimes get a little overly technical. To fully explain what we know about the SpaceX explosion in a non-PhD way, here’s some Paint-quality graphics. http://gizmodo.com/a-single-weak-...
Every strut counts, as they say. On June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule stuffed full of supplies for the International Space Station blew up in mid-air, minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, Elon Musk revealed the cause: A single, flimsy strut.
Last night saw the launch of a resupply mission to the ISS atop a Russian Progress rocket — a pretty routine event (as far as firing things into low-earth orbit will ever be routine), but an important one given recent events. Thankfully, it seems like everything went fine and nothing exploded this time around.
In what’s quickly becoming humanity’s favorite spectator sport, SpaceX will, for the third time this year, attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean.
To send really big rockets into space, you need equally enormous buildings to construct them in. Enter SpaceX’s new hangar, under construction right next to the pad that used to send Apollo missions to the Moon.
Though SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket hasn’t quite mastered the trick of showing us just what a reusable rocket can do, it’s certainly shown us some impressive launch moves. Its latest launch attempt, though, had us looking at the rocket a little closer and wondering, “Just what is that?”
The United States hasn't always had a great relationship with Mexico, but in 1970 things were pretty congenial. Then, in July, an Athena rocket went off course with vials of radioactive material. Some say the resulting impact created the "Mapimi Silent Zone."
Best light show ever. Pictured above: auroras, plus a fireball from space. The mysterious streak of lights was identified by the Orbital Debris Program Office at NASA as a Chinese rocket body [NORAD ID 40363]. Photo by Rocky Raybell/Flickr.