Following two scrubbed efforts, ULA is all set to launch its powerful heavy-lift rocket for the National Reconnaissance Office on Friday.
A New Shepard flight on Thursday will break the mark for reusing rockets.
The suborbital spaceflight services company set up by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is sending its New Shepard rocket skyward for the first time this year.
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"For our customers, it's a pain to go to Russia, the United States, or India."
SpaceX has scrubbed today’s scheduled launch of its latest rocket, which was meant to deploy a new batch of Starlink satellites for its upcoming internet service. The launch had been meant to take place on Thursday afternoon, September 17, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Onboard the Falcon 9 rocket was to be sixty more … Continue reading
A new four-part documentary about the ill-fated Challenger mission highlights the risk of putting bureaucracy before science in human spaceflight
With SpaceX missions, there's plenty to enjoy besides just the rocket launch, with numerous livestream cameras capturing the action wherever it happens.
Elon Musk is relentlessly developing his biggest rocket yet.
Elon Musk has announced plans for the next phase of testing of the SpaceX Starship, which may be ready in as little as a week.
Pilots on the ground pushed a button and the empty four-seater Cessna 172 aircraft taxied, took off, flew, and landed on its own during a recent test.
Launching rockets is very difficult work, and while some companies, such as SpaceX, make it look very easy, it’s not easy at all. A company called Astra, based in California, conducted its first orbital test flight last night. The intent was to send the two-stage Rocket 3.1 into orbit from the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Alaska. The rocket company was … Continue reading
Summer 2020 was one of the busiest ever for rocket launches. To celebrate this unprecedented spell of lively launchpad activity, let’s revisit the best ones.
The Astra rocket, code named Rocket 3.1, launched successfully but failed to reach orbit due to a problem during the first stage burn.