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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.


These Tiny Spacecraft Could Lead Us To Alpha Centauri

Earlier this autumn, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner casually announced his intention to develop spacecraft that can travel at up to 20 per cent the speed of light and reach Alpha Centauri within 20 years. From the outset, it was clear that no humans would be making the warp jump — the mission will involve extremely lightweight robotic spacecraft. A new fleet of tiny satellites hints at what those future interstellar voyagers will look like and be capable of.


SpaceX Just Stuck Another Landing

Yesterday SpaceX planned the trickiest rocket landing yet. Unfortunately technical glitches meant it had to delay the attempt until today.


Live: Watch SpaceX Launch A Rocket, And Try One Of Its Trickiest Ocean Landings Yet

SpaceX has been having an incredible run of rocket launches lately — the most notable part is that it’s been successfully landing its rockets on a barge in the ocean. Not easy. Today, it will attempt one of its most complicated landings yet. Let’s watch and see what happens at 7:40am AEST today.


Image Captured Of Night Sky During SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing

Time for your daily dose of space porn! Photographer Zack Grether posted photos on his blog of what he said was the landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.


Yep, SpaceX Is Running Out Of Room For Its Landed Rockets

Image Cache: When SpaceX managed to safely land its third Falcon 9 rocket a week and a half ago, Elon Musk tweeted that the company “may need to increase [the] size of [its] rocket storage hangar”. He wasn’t kidding.


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