Daily Archives: November 24, 2008

One of the Most Important Advances in Spaceflight Ever

STS-126 mission specialist Don Pettit used some of his off-duty time on Saturday to improvise a new coffee cup for use in space. No more drinking coffee through a straw! Coffee lovers will name a planet after him someday. Send … Continue reading

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Video of SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Test Firing

From the press release: At full power, the rocket generated 855,000 pounds of force at sea level. In vacuum, the thrust increases to approximately one million pounds or four times the maximum thrust of a 747 aircraft. The test consumed … Continue reading

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