Rocket Lab reaches space, but not orbit, on first Electron launch

Rocket Lab’s first Electron rocket lifts off from the company’s launch site in New Zealand May 25. Credit: Rocket Lab video capture Updated 12:20 p.m. Eastern WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab, … Continue reading Rocket Lab reaches space, but not orbit, on first Electron launch

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Musk wants to reuse more of the Falcon 9 rocket for future flights, and announces next test flight

Despite the odds of successful integration, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk is considering plans to upcycle parts of the Falcon Heavy rocket for future flights to test before it … Continue reading Musk wants to reuse more of the Falcon 9 rocket for future flights, and announces next test flight

Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)

Video via VideoFromSpace A rainbow graced NASA’s first engine test of 2017 for its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is expected to bring astronauts out past Earth orbit in … Continue reading Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)

Record-breaking 104 satellites to launch on a single rocket from India tonight

A PSLV rocket launch.Indian Space Research Organization This evening, an Indian PSLV rocket will launch from Sriharikota, India, carrying a gigantic haul of satellites into space. Up to 104 satellites … Continue reading Record-breaking 104 satellites to launch on a single rocket from India tonight

Video of exploding citrus oils accelerating 1,000 times greater than a rocket going to space

Every wonder why oranges, lemons, and limes spray a small mist when you peel them? That’s the question researchers at the University of Central Florida have been asking for the … Continue reading Video of exploding citrus oils accelerating 1,000 times greater than a rocket going to space