rockets

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
3 days ago
boom

Watch the Air Force Blow Up a Piece of Spaceflight History

Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 17, built in 1956, was demolished on Thursday.
Becky Ferreira
7.12.18
Start Rolling Your Blunts

Rocket Igniters In Super Slow Motion Look Cool as Hell

Model rockets can be just as awe-inspiring as the Falcon Heavy from the right angle.
Becky Ferreira
2.5.18
stockpiles

Experts: America Doesn't Need All These Nukes

Nuclear deterrence can be way less pricey, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
David Axe
11.2.17
space monkeys

The First Primate in Space Was Drugged and Strapped into a Nazi-Designed Rocket

On June 14, 1949, Albert II became the first primate to visit outer space, paving the way for human spaceflight.
Becky Ferreira
6.14.17
blastoff

Watch this Clear Glass Model Rocket Get Lit

A bonafide window into rocket propulsion.
Becky Ferreira
5.16.17
on the shoulders of giants

I Felt Every Emotion Standing in the Shadows of NASA's Apollo 1 Fire

Traveling to Pad 34 last week—a trip generously arranged for me by NASA staff—made me feel like I finally knew my grandpa, who tried to save three astronauts.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.28.17
RocketRocket

We Are Living in the Age of the Reusable Rocket

SpaceX has successfully reflown (and landed) one of its used Falcon 9 rockets.
Jason Koebler
3.30.17
liftoff

Canada Is Getting Its First Spaceport

Maritime Launch Services Ltd brings a global spaceflight network to a small Canadian town.
Becky Ferreira
3.15.17
Rocket Science

SpaceX's Latest Rocket Landing Video Is Stunning

The drone's-eye view of the latest Falcon 9 rocket booster coming back from space is awe-inspiring.
Carl Franzen
2.20.17
japan

The Maiden Flight of the World’s Tiniest Orbital Rocket Ends in Failure

The 32-foot-tall rocket was developed to meet a growing demand for microsatellite launches.
Becky Ferreira
1.16.17
Space

SpaceX Revealed the Cause of Its Rocket Explosion, And When It’s Launching Again

Buckles in Falcon 9 helium tank likely cause of September catastrophe.
Ben Sullivan
1.4.17