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Watch SpaceX Fire A Recovered Falcon 9 Booster

In a critical step toward actually re-using reusable rockets, on Thursday at its McGregor test centre SpaceX fired up a Falcon 9 first stage that returned from space just two months ago. And it seemed to perform beautifully.


The World's Fastest Rocket Just Launched A Secret Spy Satellite

A secret satellite was launched into space today. We don’t know just what it’s doing in space. But! We can see in these pictures exactly how it got there: aAboard an incredibly fast rocket.


SpaceX's Latest Launch-And-Landing Photo Is Rocket-Fuelled Glory

Image Cache: If you needed proof that the future of reusable rocket technology is going to be spectacular, look no further than SpaceX’s latest launch-and-landing time exposure photo, which shows a Falcon 9 rocket screaming away from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (left), before the first stage booster lands gently back on terra firma (right).


How Will SpaceX Actually Get Us To Mars?

Video: A new video from Real Engineering explains the nuts and bolts of how SpaceX is planning to bring people to Mars, and details the advantages that SpaceX has in making that actually happen. It’s both fun and enlightening!


Watch This Tiny Flying SpaceX Falcon 9 Replica Totally Stick Its Landing

Video: You can pretend to be disappointed every time SpaceX’s Falcon 9 crashes during a landing attempt, but deep down you know part of you wants to see an explosion. That’s why this video of a miniature flying SpaceX Falcon 9 drone is both awesome and disappointing, because there’s never going to be a fireball.


Blue Origins Will Soon Launch A Crew Capsule -- And Then Crash It On Purpose

Blue Origin, the notoriously-secretive space company, is launching its New Shepherd crew capsule this weekend. And, for the first time, you’re going to be able to watch it happen — right up to a pretty probable crash-landing.


Crank Your Speakers, Because This Rocket Test Is The Best Thing You'll Hear All Day

Video: Watching a rocket blast into outer space is a remarkable experience. But watching a rocket engine strapped into a test facility release its explosive fury here on Earth is somehow even cooler. It gives you a better idea of the engines’ power, and it’s a better opportunity to hear their deafening roar.


Whimsical Coffee Table Recreates The Start Of Our Planet's Nuclear Apocalypse

Designer Stelios Mousarris claims that his new Rocket Coffee Table was inspired by childhood memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons and playing with action figures. But perhaps repressed memories of the Cold War, and the threat of nuclear war, also played a part in its creation.


NASA Just Lit A Fire In Space

On the list of things you’re not advised to do in closed quarters with a limited oxygen supply, lighting a fire definitely ranks high. But this week, NASA did exactly that: The agency intentionally ignited a “large scale fire” aboard a spacecraft.


Watching A SpaceX Rocket Land On A Drone Barge Never Gets Old

We usually see rocket launches and landings from above. But there’s something about seeing the whole thing happen from the ground-up that’s just so much better.


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