Reusable SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Makes Successful First Flight

This morning on Twitter, SpaceX founder Elon Musk posted this video of the Falcon 9 reusable (F9R) rocket making a successful first flight. It ascended to approximately 250 meters before returning back to Earth vertically, on its own "legs." The video was filmed using a hexacopter drone. » 4/18/14 4:25pm Friday 4:25pm

The Insane History of Rockets at Jet Propulsion Laboratories

Everyone loves a gorgeous rocket launch, but the story of getting from the first sputtering attempts to the modern day marvels is completely unreal. The Jet Propulsion Laboratories took it up a notch, giving mad scientists their epic reputation. » 3/29/14 3:38pm 3/29/14 3:38pm

Atmospheric re-entry, as seen from the ISS

One of the more stunning space-shots we've seen in some time, this photograph of a JAXA HTV-4 spacecraft was taken from the ISS during the delivery vehicle's return to Earth. Strange to think how the most otherworldly photographs are often of our home planet. Keep scrolling for the full image, with details from Mika… » 3/16/14 11:54pm 3/16/14 11:54pm

Watch The Hennessey Venom GT Hit A World Record 270.49 MPH At NASA

How much track do you need to become the 'fastest production car' in the world? If you're behind the wheel of the Hennessey Venom GT going 270+ mph you have to go where NASA landed freaking space shuttles. » 2/24/14 12:35pm 2/24/14 12:35pm

In memory of the men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden participates in a wreath laying ceremony as part of NASA's Day of Remembrance, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery. » 2/02/14 3:36pm 2/02/14 3:36pm

Watch All 13 Saturn V Rocket Launches in One Jaw-Dropping Video

The Saturn V is the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket humans have ever built. In 13 missions, it took 24 astronauts beyond earth's orbit, including all 12 who ever set foot on the moon, without a single loss of life. Watch in awe as its entire career launches before you. » 10/26/13 8:53am 10/26/13 8:53am

The First Cygnus Spacecraft Successfully Docked With The ISS

The Cygnus spacecraft, which launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia on September 18th, successfully docked with the International Space Station this morning after astronauts aboard the ISS nabbed it with the station's robotic arm. Built by private aerospace group Orbital Sciences Corp., Cygnus was… » 9/29/13 11:30am 9/29/13 11:30am

Mind-Blowing NASA Photos Of Fighter Jets Show How A Shockwave Forms

Using telescopes and a photography technique used to capture the flow around moving objects, scientists at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center managed to capture some incredible images that show exactly what a jet does to the air when it goes supersonic. » 9/26/13 11:49am 9/26/13 11:49am

Building It - The Space Shuttle Orbiter

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Machines don't just happen. They are dreamt, designed, developed, built and flown. The Space Shuttle Orbiter came out of the same malaise era that brought us rich Corinthian leather, 180 HP V8s and chassis stiffness akin to a wet sheet. Nonetheless, the orbiter was a remarkable machine. It was designed and built by… » 9/22/13 10:17am 9/22/13 10:17am

A Frog Got Too Close to a NASA Launch and, Well, This Happened

Some of you may remember the heroic death of our dearly departed Spacebat. Some of you may still be grieving. NASA, however, has moved on to a new tragedy. Its latest victim? The most powerful goddamn jumping frog the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport has ever seen. RIP Spacetoad. You flew too high. » 9/12/13 10:07am 9/12/13 10:07am

Unbelievable Google Street View Captures a Space Shuttle Flyover

When Google's army of Street View vehicles takes to the streets, there's no telling what those wandering eyes will see. Still it's hard to believe that a Google Street View camera captured a space shuttle flying over the New Jersey Turnpike towards New York City. » 8/29/13 9:15am 8/29/13 9:15am