rocketry

rockets

Meet the Amateur Rocketeer Building Self-Landing Replicas of SpaceX Rockets

Joe Barnard has spent the last three years pioneering DIY landing technologies for amateur rockets and now the aerospace industry is paying attention.
Daniel Oberhaus
4 days ago
Varsity Rocketry

The Race to Launch the First Student-Built Rocket into Space Is On

Rocketry teams compete for the milestone of becoming the first student team to reach space.
Becky Ferreira
2.23.18
DIY

DIY Submarine Sinks in Denmark, Hobbyist Suspected of Killing Passenger

The DIY sub was meant to launch some of the world's largest amateur rockets.
Jason Koebler
8.12.17
blastoff

Watch this Clear Glass Model Rocket Get Lit

A bonafide window into rocket propulsion.
Becky Ferreira
5.16.17
russia

China Will Overtake Russia In Annual Rocket Launches This Year

But the US will lead the world in the total number of rockets launched this year.
Grennan Milliken
11.30.16
nasa

The New York Times' 1920 Editorial Mocking Space Travel Remains a Classic

Sick burn.
Michael Byrne
7.19.15
Features

The Occult Rocket Scientist Who Conjured Spirits with L. Ron Hubbard

Born 100 years ago, Jack Parsons seemed devoted to reconciling opposites, smashing together the technical and the spiritual.
George Pendle
1.2.15
Motherboard Blog

See How Spaceships Fly With This Clear Acrylic Rocket

YouTube user/rocket scientist Ben Krasnow put up an amazing demonstration of how a hybrid rocket works, complete with a clear acrylic motor that lets you see the action. It's an example of a "hybrid rocket":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_rocket...
Derek Mead
9.25.12