As part of their NextSTEP program, NASA has contracted a space company to turn trash into treasure, converting used rocket sections already being sent into orbit into habitation units rather than letting them drift or be destroyed. It takes an immense amount of effort and fuel to break out of the Earth’s atmosphere, yet upper stage rocket …
Ever resourceful maker The Q shows us how to build a shoulder-mounted quad launcher like the one Arnie had in Commando. Only this one is made from cardboard, PVC, and a cigarette lighter, and fires plastic soda bottles as its rockets. It still looks like it would hurt like hell.
All online games eventually die. But the difference between the original version of World of Warcraft and, say, Call of Duty: Ghosts is that WoW was more of a service on an open system (PC). Players were able to gradually migrate toShow More Summary
Scotland: the land of mist and mountains long associated with kilts, bagpipes, haggis... and now space launches. Timed to coincide with the Queen's Speech to Parliament, British startup Orbex announced that it will build a new 2,000Show More Summary
SpaceX is on a roll. It has successfully launched and landed its second used rocket of the year. This makes 8 successful rocket launches for 2017, so far, and 12 overall rocket landings. SpaceX also helped Bulgaria make history today by sending the nation's first telecommunications satellite into orbit. Show More Summary
The Dow has rocketed to 153% growth over the last eight years, making this bull market the second longest in history. The post When Will the Stock Market Crash Again? was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
A spaceship riding on a light beam could be the next Mayflower, says Stephen Hawking, carrying us to human colonies on other planets faster than rockets can.
Amazon, precipitating a retail tsunami with its purchase of Whole Foods market last week, just fired a rocket into the apparel universe, introducing Prime Wardrobe. The try-before-you-buy innovation, similar to clothing subscription boxes like Stitch Fix and Fabletics, is just one more way it’s trying to shore up its fashion weak spots. That news follows […]
At VidCon, Sweetarts is previewing a new candy: Sweetarts Gummies in a variety of shapes (a dot, bicycle, bolt, and rocket - so far). You can expect Sweetarts Gummies to ship to stores nationwide in December. Addressing consumer requests, the new candies feature non-GMO ingredients and no artificial colors or flavors. Show More Summary
ANALYSIS: SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a first stage that has previously been used to deliver satellites into space. The launch — carrying the first geostationary communications satellite in Bulgaria’s history – is expected to be deployed around 12:10 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on YouTube and a site […]
SpaceX on Friday kicked off the first of two rocket launches this weekend with a smashing success. The aerospace company, founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, fired off a Falcon 9 rocket around 3:10 p.m. EDT on June 23. Minutes later, it...Show More Summary
Much to the delight of Rocket League and Nintendo Switch fans, it was revealed at E3 2017 that the two will be joining forces sometime before the holidays. Even better news is that the fast paced game won't suffer any performance dropoff...Show More Summary
SpaceX has successfully deployed the new BulgariaSat-1 and touched down safely with a reusable rocket. The post SpaceX Successfully Launches, Lands Second Reused Rocket appeared first on ExtremeTech.
BRINKSMANSHIP: North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM. The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile trials this year, could be for the smallest stage of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) rocket engine, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. A second U.S. […]
SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite Friday with a previously used first-stage booster and then landed the rocket on a floating sea platform, marking a repeat accomplishment for the company. The satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit about 35 minutes after launch....
Lego has introduced an Apollo Saturn V rocket set, complete with lunar lander and 3 astronaut minifigs. Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the S-IVB third stage with the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. Show More Summary
Bad vendor. Bad! No cookie! The post Should we really start spending over $400M each just to launch military rockets? appeared first on Hot Air.
Another esports property is coming to TV. Following televised esports properties from ESPN (2015’s League of Legends broadcast didn’t go so well, but FIFA competitions have worked better), Turner (ELEAGUE, multiple games including CounterStrike:Go...Show More Summary
This represents a pretty remarkable turnaround for SpaceX and the feds.
The 2017 Steam Summer Sale kicked off this morning. Remember: stay on budget, or stay away. Scrolling through the top-sellers, I see PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (which is #1 despite being $30 as usual), Rocket League ($12), NieR: Automata...Show More Summary