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Breathtaking video shows launch of a Soyuz rocket as seen from space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released an incredible video showing a timelapse of the launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft on November 16 — as seen from space. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst ,who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), took the images of the Progress launch as seen from high […]

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Watch live as SpaceX launches (and lands) another Falcon 9 rocket today

[embedded content] SpaceX is due to perform its latest rocket launch and landing this afternoon. The rocket in question is one of SpaceX’s used Falcon 9 rockets. It will be employed to launch Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite, which will be provide communications for the Middle East and parts of North Africa. The satellite will also […]

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The worst rocket crashes in history

Bill Ingalls Getting to space is hard. Really hard, in fact. There’s just not a lot of room for error. For every space flight that’s ever gone smoothly, there are dozens of botched missions that remind us how fine the line is between success and failure. To make things worse, when things do go wrong with […]

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SpaceX is gearing up to launch a used Falcon 9 rocket booster for a third time

SpaceX Reusing its rockets is one of the key ways that Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX wants to make space travel simpler and more affordable. With that goal in mind, it has just announced its intentions to fly one of its first stage rocket boosters for a third time — something that has never before […]

Gaming

Rocket League preps for China, cross-platform parties, and 4K on Xbox One X

Rocket League continues to thrive as a live service. Developer Psyonix is now detailing its plans for the rest of 2018. The vehicular soccer game is going to soon enter the world’s largest gaming market. It’s also getting an updated version for Microsoft’s Xbox One X. The studio has also revealed that it is delaying […]

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Here’s why the spectacular SpaceX rocket launch in California looked so incredible

Previous Next The combination of Elon Musk and social media haven’t exactly been a winning recipe for most of 2018. Last night’s SpaceX satellite launch took steps to help rectify that, however — as Twitter users who lived in the vicinity of the launch posted jaw-dropping photos and video of the spectacular event and the […]

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Orbiting satellite offers a unique view of a recent rocket launch

Rocket launches are spectacular whichever way you look at them. In fact, they’re so darn impressive they can even cause drivers to take their eyes off the road, occasionally leading to all kinds of unwanted metallic entanglements. While footage of most launches is shot by cameras on the ground, we occasionally get a glimpse of […]

Gaming

Latest ‘Destiny 2: Forsaken’ trailer shows off a double-barreled rocket launcher

[embedded content] In most video games, a rocket launcher is the ultimate tool of destruction, with a single rocket capable of taking out most enemies with ease. Destiny 2 isn’t most video games, however, and in the latest trailer for the Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion, we see that two rockets are definitely better than one. The weapon […]

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Blue Origin reaches a big milestone, lands rocket booster and crew capsule

[embedded content] Blue Origin is inching ever closer to sending folks into space. With tickets slated to cost somewhere between $ 200,000 and $ 300,000, it’s safe to say that folks are getting antsy for their opportunity to blast off. Earlier this week, Jeff Bezos’ space endeavor completed its most important test yet in the […]

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Here’s everything you need to know about the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX It’s time for Elon Musk and his launch company, SpaceX, to shake up the world of off-planet travel once again. After a year of successful launches and recoveries of the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stages, Musk has his sights set on heavier payloads, more launches, and bigger missions — all of which will theoretically […]

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Prepare for liftoff: Here’s a list of upcoming important SpaceX rocket launches

SpaceX Photos/123rf SpaceX SpaceX is known for its nail-biting rocket launches that keep people glued to their screens, waiting to see if the mission will be a success or a fiery failure. Watching these launches has become so popular that SpaceX is now live streaming nearly every one. Want to watch a Falcon Heavy or the […]

Gaming

It’s so realistic, ‘Surviving Mars’ is turning rocket scientists into gamers

Stretched across the wind-blasted plains lie a string of bubble-domes, neatly wrapped in dancing wind-powered turbines. This was the first colony. Peaking through clouds of burnt-orange dust, the limbering colony survived. Weather-worn, and certainly not without casualties, it remained a testament of humanity’s resolve; it was the triumph of the engineers, the physicists, the botanists, […]

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This amazing robot intestine barfs out perfectly mixed rocket fuel

[embedded content] It’s not every day that the prospect of space exploration makes us feel a little bit nauseous. But that’s certainly the case with a new excreting robot designed to mimic the function of the human intestines. It was created by researchers from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Japan’s Chuo University. While it […]