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The world’s largest airplane may launch a new space shuttle into orbit

“I would love to see us have a full reusable system," Microsoft's co-founder said.

The final frontier's final frontier

(University of Pittsburgh) The Pitt system for STP-H6 will travel 240 miles skyward from NASA Kennedy to the ISS in February 2019. The new space supercomputer is nearly three times more powerful than its predecessor launched last year and contains dual high-resolution cameras capable of snapping 2.5K by 2K pixel images of Earth.

NASA just fired an old space shuttle engine at '113% thrust' — and plans to use it on a new mega-rocket

NASA is building the most powerful rocket in history, called Space Launch System (SLS). The new rocket will use retrofitted space shuttle engines to send people to the moon, Mars, and beyond. NASA recently test-fired one modified RS-25...Show More Summary

NASA's $1B Tower Is Leaning

Since 2011, NASA has been upgrading a mobile launcher originally built for the Ares I vehicle to fit its massive Space Launch System rocket. The project is well over budget—when all is said and done, the revamp of the $234 million tower is expected to cost an additional $678...

Russia has Successfully Tested a Modernized Missile Defense Interceptor

The Air and Space Forces conducted a successful test launch of a "new modernized interceptor of the Russian missile defense system" at the Sary-Shagan test site. According to a VKS spokesman, the new interceptor has better accuracy and range and extended service life. link.

See a burnt Falcon Heavy booster in person this week - CNET

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One of the recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets that launched the historic Falcon Heavy system to space for the first time is hanging out at Kennedy Space Center for a few days.

China Keeps Dropping Expended Rocket Boosters Near Villages

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) successfully launched its Long March-3B rocket on Monday, carrying a pair of satellites that will expand its Compass global navigation system. The post China Keeps Dropping Expended Rocket Boosters Near Villages appeared first on ExtremeTech.

How to Find the Tesla Roadster in the Sky

Not long after Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched a bright red Tesla Roadster into orbit, NASA added the car to a select list of manmade celestial objects whose position can be tracked in space. Go to the HORIZONS system, made...Show More Summary

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket nails launch, makes history - CNET

Elon Musk's rocket company has sent its most powerful system yet, Falcon Heavy, on its way to space and into history. And the launch was unreal.

SpaceX is about to launch the most powerful rocket in over 30 years — but Elon Musk says he'll be happy if it 'doesn't blow the pad to smithereens.'

SpaceX is planning to launch its supercharged Falcon Heavy rocket today from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. If it works, Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket system in use. SpaceX says Falcon Heavy could someday deliver...Show More Summary

How To Launch A Space Startup

New technology, record investment, and shifting policy are helping to boost smaller companies like Rocket Lab into the stratosphere. When husband and wife team Roderick and Randa Milliron founded Interorbital Systems in 1996, it was like many small businesses: A part-time project built on nights and weekends. Show More Summary

ASU astronomers to build space telescope to explore nearby stars

(Arizona State University) A new ASU-led mission will launch a small satellite telescope into space to study the environment in other solar systems around the Galaxy's most common type of star.

SpaceX is about to launch its monster Mars rocket for the first time — here's how it stacks up against other rockets

This video was originally published on December 7, 2017. With the announcements of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy and Big Falcon Rocket, Blue Origin's New Glenn, and NASA's Space Launch System, it can be tough to tell one rocket apart from the other. Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos just launched a dummy called 'Mannequin Skywalker' into space and safely returned it to Earth

Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, successfully tested a reusable rocket-and-space-capsule system on Tuesday. A spaceflight expert says the test represents "a big step" toward flying paying customers on suborbital flights. Blue...Show More Summary

Google releases its Android file storage manager to all

Google has filled a big hole in its Android system by releasing Files Go!, its mobile file organization and sharing app. Launched in beta last month, the app makes it easier for Android users to free up space, find files, back them up to the cloud, and share them with other smartphones, even offline. Show More Summary

Russian Test the Moscow Missile Defense System

On November 23, 2017 the Air and Space Defense Forces (VKS) conducted a successful test of an interceptor of the Moscow missile defense system. The test took place at the Sary-Shagan test site. The launch was conducted by the crews of the VKS air and missile defense army. link.

Clipper Slipper

Will NASA's Space Launch System be ready to launch a Europa mission in 2022?

How to Delete Games on Xbox One

Looking to remove some games from your Xbox One? With launch systems only having a 500GB hard drive, and some games requiring 50GB or more space, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll run out of space. It’s a good idea to buy an external hard drive for your Xbox One to avoid this problem, but that won’t help in an emergency situation. Show More Summary

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