Rockets

China Tests an All-Solid Rocket

China has a rich history in rocketry. It’s even found its place into Chinese legends with the wonderful tale of…

1 month ago

A Self-Eating Engine Could Make Rockets More Efficient

There can’t be many ideas that beat the crazy yet ingenious idea of a rocket engine that uses part of…

1 month ago

ESA Gives Us a Glimpse of its Future Space Exploration Plans with a Cool New Video

The European Space Agency (ESA) has made incredible contributions to space exploration and space-based science. Last year, the agency launched…

2 months ago

Photonic Crystals Could Be Exactly What Breakthrough Starshot is Looking For

Light sail technology is a fascinating concept and a step change in rocket propulsion.  It may not be big and…

2 months ago

NASA Tests a 3D Printed Aluminum Rocket Nozzle

NASA recently test fired an engine that uses 3D-printed aluminum rocket nozzles, which could be a game changer for space…

4 months ago

Reusable Rockets Could Fly Back to Their Launch Sites With Wings

A study supported by the French Space Agency describes a "reusability kit" that will make any first stage booster retrievable.

8 months ago

China is Trying to Stop its Boosters From Randomly Crashing Into Villages

China has developed a new parachute system that they hope will help prevent uncontrolled reentries and crashes.

8 months ago

ULA Test Fires its New Vulcan Rocket

The United Launch Alliance took a major step with the first successful test firing of the Vulcan first stage.

9 months ago

Three New Astronauts Arrive at the Chinese Space Station, Including the Country's First Civilian

China's Shenzou-16 mission just delivered three taikonauts to the Tiangong space station, performing the most complicated docking maneuver ever attempted

9 months ago

It’s Time to Figure Out How to Land Large Spacecraft Safely on Other Worlds

One of the most iconic events in history is Apollo 11 landing on the lunar surface. During the descent, astronauts…

9 months ago