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Elon Musk 'Incredibly Proud' of SpaceX Launch

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he's incredibly proud after SpaceX's big new rocket carried a red electric sports car into orbit on Tuesday. Two booster rockets landed together. The rocket's center core slammed into the Atlantic at 300 mph. (Feb. 7)        

Raw: 'Starman' Orbits Earth In Musk's Tesla

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is orbiting the earth, with a mannequin named "Starman" in the driver's seat. The Falcon Heavy rocket, powered by 27 engines and three boosters, lifted Musk's Tesla Roadster into orbit on Tuesday. (Feb. 7)        

How to watch as SpaceX launches another used rocket into space

By this point, rocket launches to send a satellite into orbit are absolutely nothing special. But it's easy to forget that several times a month, SpaceX is sending reused rockets into space and then landing the boosters so they can be used again and again. This afternoon, SpaceX is going for its second launch of 2018. Show More Summary

Rocket Lab's Electron booster reaches orbit

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

New Zealand officially joins the rank of spacefaring nations as Rocket Lab's Electron booster reached orbit in the first successful commercial space launch in the southern hemisphere. On January 21 at 1:43 GMT, the composite-bodied,Show More Summary

China has a plan to clean up space junk with lasers

Orbital debris (aka. space junk) is one of the greatest problems facing space agencies today. After 60 years of sending rockets, boosters and satellites into space, the situation in the low Earth orbit (LEO) has become rather crowded. Show More Summary

An Apollo astronaut explains what riding aboard SpaceX's first moon mission might be like

SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is about to debut what is currently the world's most powerful rocket. Called Falcon Heavy, the system has three reusable boosters that can push 70 tons of payload into orbit around Earth or nearly 5 tons to Mars. Show More Summary

Reused rocket carries satellites into orbit from California

A reused SpaceX rocket has carried 10 satellites into space from California, leaving behind it a trail of mystery and wonder. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg … Click to Continue »

The space station is getting a new gadget to detect space debris

Since the 1960s, NASA and other space agencies have been sending more and more stuff into orbit. Between the spent stages of rockets, spent boosters, and satellites that have since become inactive, there's been no shortage of artificial objects floating up there. Show More Summary

NASA to fly a recycled SpaceX rocket for the first time

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Since it fired a refurbished Falcon 9 booster into orbit for the first time back in March, SpaceX has slowly been proving its ability to safely fly its retrieved rockets. Now it appears NASA is finally convinced, with the space agency...Show More Summary

Orbital ATK Successfully Launches Antares Rocket

Orbital ATK launched a civilian cargo capsule into orbit Sunday, marking the second successful flight of the redesigned Antares rocket and raising the company’s hopes of developing a more powerful booster for military missions in the next decade.

SpaceX launches 10 Iridium satellites

5 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

This video from SpaceX shows a Falcon 9 rocket blasting off from California carrying 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites into orbit, followed by a successful rocket booster landing.

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. have been carried into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from California. The booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base before dawn Monday. Show More Summary

Northrop to acquire rocket launcher Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK launches Antares, Minotaur and Pegasus rockets and will provide the solid rocket boosters for NASA's Space Launch System rocket.        

SpaceX Released A Blooper Reel Of All Their Failed Flights And Landings

5 months agoHumor : eBaum's World

How not to land an orbital rocket booster brought to us by, SpaceX.

SpaceX Releases Explosive Rocket-Landing Blooper Reel

SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster," the AP reports. Set to John Philip Sousa's rousing march The Liberty Bell, the two-minute video posted Thursday shows rockets exploding at sea and over land. The opening blast, from 2013, is even synchronized...

How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster

5 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

We know that technological breakthroughs only come after a series of failures. The main thing is that you learn from your failures and move on. Elon Musk's company SpaceX has had its share of spectacular failures, every one of which was highly publicized and enshrined on YouTube. Show More Summary

SpaceX bloopers video: 'How NOT to land an orbital rocket'

SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster."

SpaceX blooper reel for their reusable rocket booster

5 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Now that SpaceX has successfully landed their reusable orbital rocket booster a number of times, they can look back with humor in this blooper reel of their somewhat less successful early efforts. New technology always requires trial...Show More Summary

Elon Musk Posts Supercut Of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Booster Crashes

5 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is 'How Not To Land An Orbital Rocket Booster', a supercut of SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster rocket crashes posted by Elon Musk (followed at the very end by the first successful ground and sea landings). You know, it's refreshing to see somebody who isn't afraid to admit their failures, and learn from them. Show More Summary

A SpaceX Blooper Reel Featuring the Explosive Missteps of Their Falcon 9 Orbital Rocket Booster

5 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

SpaceX has released a great blooper reel that features a collection of missteps that they had while launching and landing their Falcon 9, the first fully reusable orbital rocket booster. CEO Elon Musk, who once said that “failure is an option here,” proved his point and shared it with all of us to enjoy. The...

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