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Elon Musk Shares Gnarly SpaceX Rocket Crash Stills

Last week, Elon Musk’s SpaceX tried to land a rocket on a drone ship, floating in the Atlantic Ocean. They failed. Now, Musk has posted some images of the Falcon 9’s collision and the gnarly explosion that followed. According to Musk, the rocket’s fins lost power, causing the rocket to hit at a near 45 degree angle – smashing the …

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Elon Musk to Host Reddit AMA with Focus on Ocean Rocket Landing

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 6, Elon Musk’s SpaceX will attempt to land a rocket on a platform that floating in the Atlantic Ocean. No big deal. And if you want to ask Mr. Musk about that, or presumably anything else about which you’re curious (and there should be a lot), then you should head over to …

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Iron Dome Defense System Intercepts Sinai Rocket

Israel’s “Iron Dome” air defense system shot down a rocket headed for the southern Israeli port of Eilat. The rocket was fired from the Sinai peninsula, and a Sinai-based jihadist group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility. Residents reported hearing two strong blasts after air raid sirens sounded. There were no reports of injuries or property damage. A similar attack …

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Mars-Bound NASA Orbiter MAVEN Set to Launch

Mars has been quite the hot spot lately. First, discussions about cultivating a human population on the planet have circulated. Now, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is being prepared for the Monday, November 18th launch that is set for 1:28 p.m. EST. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter is already on the launch pad located in Florida at the Cape …

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Jeremy Lin Competing for Starting Position

Preseason NBA games have been underway for a few weeks now, giving fans a chance to see new players in action, be they rookies or a trade from another team. Preseason games are also a time for coaches and teams alike to figure out who will be starting in certain positions. The Houston Rockets are currently trying to figure out …

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NASA Continues To Test That 3D Printed Rocket Injector

Earlier this month, NASA impressed the lot of us with a test firing of a 3D printed rocket injector. The test went swimmingly and compelled the agency to take it up a notch in future tests. NASA’s latest test saw the agency break its own record with a 3D printed rocket injector that generated more than 20,000 pounds of thrust. …

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SpaceX’s Grasshopper Rocket Now Moves Sideways, and It’s Incredible [VIDEO]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is doing some incredible things with its Falcon 9 test rig, codenamed “Grasshopper.” Last month, we saw it launch 325m into the air, stall and seemingly float in midair, and then land back on its launch pad. It was truly an amazing sight to see. Now, Grasshopper is hopping – to the side. SpaceX just posted a …

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NASA Made A Working 3D Printed Rocket Injector

NASA has a vested interest in 3D printing. It’s already investigating food-based 3D printers, and the idea of building satellites in space with the technology. Now it’s working on 3D printed rocket parts. Over the summer, NASA has been testing a 3D printed rocket injector that could withstand the extreme heat of burning rocket fuel. In a test at the …

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NASA Tests Liquid Hydrogen/Oxygen Engine For Upcoming Heavy Rocket

NASA on Thursday tested the powerpack assembly for the J-2X engine, an important component of NASA’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X powerpack assembly was test-fired at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The engine will power the upper stage of NASA’s proposed Space Launch System (SLS), a 143-ton rocket that will eventually carry human crews into deep space on the …

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Rocket Car’s Engine Reaches 30,000 Horsepower In First Test

Would you ride in a car that could hit speeds up to 1,000 MPH? Most probably wouldn’t, but researchers in Britain are creating that can do just that anyway. It’s called the Bloodhound SSC, and it just passed its first test with flying colors. The team of researchers working on the Bloodhound haven’t actually created the car just yet. They’re …

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NASA Preparing For Privatized ISS Resupply Launch Next Week

NASA this week is preparing for the first SpaceX launch under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. NASA has not had the capability, on its own, to deliver and return cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) since the space shuttle program was retired just over one year ago. The launch of the SpaceX CRS-1, or “Dragon”, spacecraft …

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NASA Launches 5 Rockets To Test Jet Stream

Since the 1960’s when when manned rockets were first launched, NASA noticed something odd at about 60-65 miles above the surface of the earth. Up until now there was speculation about how these 200-300 mph winds were affecting satellites and rockets. Well NASA successfully launched five suborbital sounding rockets this morning from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part …

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