rockets

Watch NASA Test an SLS Tank to Destruction

By the time a rocket actually launches, it's components have been through a ton of rigorous testing. That's certainly true…

5 years ago

Japan’s First Private Rocket Flies to Space

Have you heard of Interstellar Technologies? They're the latest private company to launch their own rocket into space. They're a…

5 years ago

This is How NASA Releases Almost Half a Million Gallons of Water in 60 Seconds

To keep the extremely powerful Space Launch System safe during launch, NASA has developed the IOP/SS (Ignition Overpressure Protection and…

6 years ago

Engineers Propose a Rocket that Consumes Itself as it Flies to Space

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow and the Ukraine have proposed a self-eating rocket as a way…

6 years ago

Launching Rockets from Balloons is About to be a Thing, But We Need a Better Name than “Rockoons”

A new company is developing a hybrid rocket-balloon system to launch microsatellites cheaply from high altitude.

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 483: Stopping in Space

It's one thing to get from Earth to space, but sometimes you want to do the opposite. You want to…

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 479: Rockets pt. 1 – What Does “Single Stage To Orbit” Really Mean?

To celebrate the launch of the Falcon Heavy, we figured it was time for an all new series, this time…

6 years ago

Canada To Get Its Own Spaceport

Canada's spaceport will be built by Maritime Launch Services near Canso, Nova Scotia.

7 years ago

Falcon Heavy Vs. Saturn V

A comparison between the rocket that delivered the Apollo astronauts to the Moon, and the one that promises to deliver…

8 years ago

ESA Prepares Revolutionary Air Breathing Rocket Engine

The SABRE (Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) being developed for the European Space Agency could be ready for test firing in…

8 years ago