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India Just Launched Its Giant ‘Monster’ Rocket

India Just Launched Its Giant ‘Monster’ Rocket

Yesterday was a big day for India and its very, very large rocket: Last night the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its 640 tonne GSLV-Mk III rocket, carrying the GSAT-19 communications satellite on it. The GSLV-Mk III’s maiden voyage brought its satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit above…

Is Blue Origin’s Tourist Capsule Sexier Than SpaceX’s?

Is Blue Origin’s Tourist Capsule Sexier Than SpaceX’s?

The space race between tech titans Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk has been brewing for years, but recently, things have intensified to comic book levels of absurdity. Almost immediately after SpaceX announced it would be sending two private citizens around the moon next year, Jeff Bezos fired back by announcing…