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SpaceX And Boeing Are Getting A Parking Spot On The ISS

Late next year, if all goes to plan, SpaceX and Boeing will begin sending American astronauts up to the International Space Station, ending Russia’s monopoly on the ticket to orbit. In anticipation of the new space taxis, NASA is now building its commercial partners a parking spot.


This SpaceX Rocket Launch And Landing Footage Is Unsettlingly Close

Video: Usually we see rocket launches from far, far away, but SpaceX just released a compilation of extremely close-up camera views from their recent rocket launches and landings that is maybe a little too close for comfort.


NASA Captures Details Of A Rocket Test With Its New Camera

You’ve never truly seen what a rocket plume looks like. They are extremely bright and therefore, have never been photographed properly and unless you want to stare directly into one, it will be nearly impossible to imagine. Although that’s difficult, considering there haven’t been cameras that could capture its image before.


A Private Company Just Received Permission To Travel Beyond Earth's Orbit

In a world first, a US-based company has been granted permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit into deep space. Moon Express, founded in 2010 by billionaire tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain, just received FAA clearance to send a robotic probe to the moon’s surface to scout it for valuable resources.


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.


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