reusable spacecraft

The Space Shuttle was Originally Hoped to be a Fully Reusable two-Stage Rocket

A new animation shows what an alternate design for the Space Shuttle - a fully-reusable two-stage vehicle (DC-3) - would…

10 months ago

SpaceX’s Next Idea: to Catch Super Heavy Boosters With the Launch Tower

A new animation shows how SpaceX will "catch" the first stage boosters of their Starship, allowing for faster turnaround and…

2 years ago

China’s New Reusable Spaceplane Lands After 2 Days in Space

China's mysterious reusable spaceplane recently launched and has returned to Earth after spending two days in space.

2 years ago

NASA Changes its Mind. It Will be Using Previously Flown Crew Dragons and Falcon 9

NASA has announced that starting next year, SpaceX will be able to reuse its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9…

2 years ago

Europe is Working On a Reusable Space Transport System: Space Rider

The ESA is developing its own spacecraft capable of re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. The reusable spacecraft is called the Space…

3 years ago

Super Secret X-37B Nears One Year In Orbit Doing ???

After nearly a year in orbit, speculation still abounds as to the X-37B spacecraft's true purpose, and what its been…

7 years ago