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Elon Musks Says that his Next Starship Could be Twice as Big

According to Musk's latest tweet, SpaceX's next rocket could be twice as big (and eight times the volume) as the…

2 weeks ago

SpaceX Starship Hopper Prototype Makes its Highest Hop Test So Far!

SpaceX just completed the second hop test of their Starship Hopper prototype, bringing the company one step closer to full-scale…

3 weeks ago

Astrobotic is Going to Use a Vulcan Rocket For its Lunar Lander in 2021

The commercial delivery company Astriobiotic will be working with the ULA to send payloads to the Moon for NASA beginning…

3 weeks ago

Rocket Lab is Going to try to Re-use its First Stage Booster, Catching it in Mid-air With a Helicopter

CEO Peter Beck of Rocket Lab recently announced that his company will begin retrieving the first stage of its Electron…

1 month ago

Big News! SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Vehicle Completes First Free Flight!

Last night, after multiple delays, SpaceX's Starhopper test vehicle has completed its first untethered test flight.

2 months ago

First Free Flight of SpaceX’s Starhopper Aborted After Engine Fire

SpaceX was forced to abort its first free flight test of the Starhopper yesterday (and again today) due to fires…

2 months ago

Starship Prototype Catches Fire After a Recent Test, But Appears Undamaged

Despite the fireball that engulfed the Starshopper this past week, both the vehicle and its Draco engine appear to be…

2 months ago

Crew Dragon Exploded Back in April Because of a Nitrogen Tetroxide Leak

SpaceX has revealed the cause of the accident that took place back in April, attributing it to a leak that…

2 months ago

Move Over SpaceX. Amazon Wants To Launch Thousands of Internet Satellites Too

Back in April 2019 Amazon signaled its intention to get into the internet satellite business. Following in the footsteps of…

2 months ago

Virgin Orbit Tests its Satellite-Delivery Rocket for the First Time

Virgin Orbit achieved a milestone with a successful drop test of their LauncherOne rocket. Once complete, this system will deliver…

2 months ago