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45 Years Ago…

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Saturn V

On June 16, 1969 a Saturn V launched from the Kennedy Space Center carrying Apollo 11 for the moon. Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration Send to Kindle

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Rosetta

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Another Test of SpaceX Grasshopper Successor

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The Golden Age

During the golden age of science fiction in the 1940s and 50s—the heyday of Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke—the writers of speculative fiction imagined humanity spreading from Earth to the moon and beyond. They described … Continue reading

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Space Tourism

On June 21, 2004 I was privileged to be a “VIP” when SpaceShipOne first flew into space. Space, according to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale begins at an altitude of 62 miles. Why 62 miles? Theodore von Kármán calculated that it … Continue reading

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SpaceX Reusable First Stage Landing

The orignal raw video that SpaceX released to the web seemed utterly damaged and unusable. But hoping against hope, they opened it up to crowdsourcing. And so, the good people at NasaSpaceFlight.com after several thousand man-hours were able to actually … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy

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SpaceX Dragon V2

SpaceX has revealed the crewed version of their Dragon capsule. Fully reusable, the first flight with humans will likely occur in 2015 or 2016. What is shown in the video is not a mockup; it is actual flight hardware. Send … Continue reading

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Space X Falcon 9 First Stage Recovery

When SpaceX last launched their Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on their Falcon 9, they attempted to soft land the first stage booster propulsively. Since this was just a test, they brought it back over the Atlantic … Continue reading

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