Launches

Pencil December 18th (tentatively) into your calendar. That’s when James Webb probably launches

You may have heard this one before, but encouraging news comes from NASA, ESA, and Arianespace today:  they are now…

3 weeks ago

Russia’s new Module Kicks the Station out of Position, Causes a Delay for Starliner

The new Russian module temporarily kicked the ISS out of position, causing a delay for Boeing's Starliner mission.

2 months ago

Starliner Will try Again on August 3 After ISS “Emergency”

The planned launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) has been pushed back to…

2 months ago

Blue Origin’s Latest New Shepard Flight is a Success, With Passengers Climbing on Board (and Getting off Again Before it Flew)

Blue Origin is once again feeling momentum after the latest successful flight of their New Shepard launch vehicle.

5 months ago

SpaceX’s SN8 Starship Soars and Belly-Flops, but Fails to Stick the Landing. Oh Well, Bring on the SN9!

SpaceX launched the SN8 Starship prototype early today and while it failed to stick the landing, the flight was an…

10 months ago

China is Building a Floating Spaceport for Rocket Launches

China is almost finished its floating spaceport in the Yellow Sea, which will begin making regular launches and servicing rockets…

1 year ago

Perseverance Rover Rumbles Off the Launchpad to Mars

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is now successfully on its journey to Mars, launching from Space Launch Complex 41 at…

1 year ago

Once Starship Prototypes are Done Exploding, we could see an Orbital Launch this Year

According to a leaked internal email, SpaceX is all-in on the development of the Starship, which the company's chief engineer…

1 year ago

If Rockets were Transparent: Video Shows You How Rockets Use up Their Propellant

I always remember hearing the comparison of how the Space Shuttle’s main engines would drain an average family swimming pool…

1 year ago

Third Falcon Heavy Launch Blasts 24 Payloads Into Orbit Including a Solar Sail. Doesn’t Quite Stick the Landing

In what Elon Musk is calling their "most difficult" mission so far, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket for the…

2 years ago