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DailyDirt: Spaceplanes 2.0

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Space Shuttle was a cool idea, but it never accomplished the goal of providing a relatively low-cost route to space. The concept of reusable space ships is still attractive, but it really depends on how much it takes to refurbish them before they attempt another launch. Show More Summary

Concept MINI Cooper looks like a space shuttle on wheels

The MINI Cooper gets a decidedly futuristic new look in a video released this week for a concept vehicle the company calls MINI Vision Next 100 What's immediately apparent is that the car is personalized for each user, with interactive...Show More Summary

LEGO KSC Rocket Launch Site

LEGO enthusiast Lia Chan built this masterfully scaled and detailed model of the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39a. It includes the Space Shuttle Atlantis, the crawler transport system and the launch platform itself.

How do hydrogen droplets behave when hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures burn?

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2016 -- Modern rockets and their launch vehicles commonly rely on hydrogen-oxygen mixtures as propellant, but this combination is highly explosive. The Challenger space shuttle catastrophe of 1986 is associated with self-ignition of such mixtures. read more

Ex-NASA Employee Says UFOs Are Just Space Dandruff

In the interest of being fair and balanced, here’s what former NASA employee James Oberg says about the mysterious white and flashing UFOs that have consistently been seen by the cameras on various space shuttles and on the International Space Station: The first principle of space travel...

Ex-Astronaut Charged With Murder of 2 Kids in Drunk Driving Crash

James Halsell Jr., a former US astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions, has been charged with murder for the deaths of two girls in a car crash. According to police, Halsell was carrying a “bottle of wine and a pack of sleeping pills” at the time of the accident.

Ex-NASA Astronaut Faces Murder Charges

A retired NASA astronaut who flew on five space shuttle missions has been charged with murder after an early-morning car crash in Alabama took the lives of two young half-sisters, per AL.com. A 2015 Chrysler reportedly being driven by James Halsell Jr., 59, smashed into a Ford Fiesta at...

This LEGO Space Shuttle Is out of This World

NASA’s Space Shuttle program is sadly, no more. But that doesn’t mean we can’t honor it in LEGO. The program helped to further space exploration, and many of us have fond memories of watching shuttle launches…

How One Man Has Explained Almost Every Internet UFO Theory

The Space Shuttle Endeavor, silhouetted on the mesosphere. (Photo: NASA/Public Domain) If you happen to frequent the more UFO-happy corners of the internet, you'll see a lot of weird things: exploding blue lights high above the horizon,...Show More Summary

This 75-year-old NASA legend has been working in secret for 10 years building a startup that wants to outdo Intel and Google

From 1992 to 2001, Dan Goldin served as the longest-tenured Adminstrator of NASA, overseeing projects like the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor and the redesign of the International Space Station. After leaving NASA, Goldin spent...Show More Summary

How the Pentagon Exaggerated Russia’s Cold War Super Weapons

Kyle Mizokami Security, So whatever happend to those lethal Soviet lasers? Or Space Shuttle?  Many, many years ago, I was in junior high school and was deeply nerdy about military matters. Information was hard to come by in those days...Show More Summary

Follow a space shuttle tank through LA with this timelapse video

This timelapse video follows some of the space shuttle external tank's 19-hour journey from Marina del Rey to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Tippets: First Graphene Rod Built, Taking Fish Friendly Photos

last monthHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

World champion angler Scott Mackenzie and engineer Gary Savage, who worked on heat shields for NASA space shuttles, say they have made the first graphene fishing rod. Graphene is a form of carbon and is many times stronger than steel. … more ?

Here's the schedule for the shuttle tank's final journey

The space shuttle giant orange fuel tank -- the last of its kind -- will begin its final move across L.A. to its new museum home Saturday. There will be rolling closures as the tank -- 15 stories long -- moves at 5 mph. Here's the itinerary: 12:01 a.m.: Tank leaves Marina del Rey 6:30 a.m. to 7:30...

‘The Space Between Us’ Tells the Story of the First Human Born on Mars

Coming this summer, The Space Between Us is an interplanetary adventure that details the first attempt to colonize Mars. After the space shuttle has taken off however, the team finds out that one of its astronauts is pregnant. Unfortunately, the woman dies, but the child is born, thus accounting for the first human ever born […]

Indian shuttle test considered success

India's space agency releases video of reusable space shuttle test, saying technology worked as planned.

DailyDirt: 3, 2, 1... Liftoff

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Re-usable spacecraft sound like a good idea -- if they actually saved any costs and refurbishing them was economical. There are only a few examples of re-usable space vehicles so far, and NASA retired its space shuttle program in 2011, narrowing the field a bit. Show More Summary

India successfully tests small space shuttle

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft. The Indian Space Research Organization said the shuttle lifted off on a rocket from a launch pad in southern India on Monday and completed a successful 13-minute test flight. Space expert Pallava […]

India’s reusable space plane takes its first test flight

The Reusable Launch Vehicle, which resembles a mini space shuttle, splashed down in the Bay of Bengal on Monday after a successful first launch

India Tests 'Mini Space Shuttle'

India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft. The Indian Space Research Organization says a rocket carrying the mini-shuttle lifted off from a launch pad in southern India on Monday and completed a successful 13-minute test flight. Space expert...

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