India just sent twenty satellites into space at once, the most the country has ever launched in a single go. The record is certainly impressive. The photo documentation of the satellites blasting off to the skies is simply incredible.
Blue Origin is launching its crew capsule today—and then they’re going to take out its parachute and see what happens. You can watch it happen at 10:15 am ET.
The guys at AtomCentral uploaded this video depicting the failed test of the Atlas missile back in 1961. The footage—scanned to HD from the original film—shows the rocket exploding in an epic and mesmerizing slow motion that would make Michael Bay drool.
The explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket on Tuesday evening near Wallops, Virginia made headlines worldwide. Destined for the International Space Station, it exploded just seconds after liftoff, while carrying Space Station supplies, experiments, and propelled by two very old Soviet engines.
Last night NASA launched its latest moon rocket carrying the LADEE probe from its Wallops Island Launch Facility in Virginia, and the blaze coming out the back was visible across much of the East Coast. The most spectacular view though, was from the NASA cameras that were sitting up close to the action.
It's not going to be carrying people or the first Waffle House to be placed on lunar soil, but the next rocket to be sent into lunar orbit will be launched from Wallops Island, Virginia next month. This will be the first time the Wallops Island launch facility will send anything beyond Earth's orbit.
This is NASA's latest project and it looks like a lot of fun. Built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the US Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, California, this rocket sled on rails is designed "to replicate the forces a supersonic spacecraft would experience prior to landing."
A few years ago, back when the Constellation Program was still alive, NASA engineers discovered that the Ares I rocket had a crucial flaw, one that could have jeopardized the entire project. They panicked. They plotted. They steeled themselves for the hundreds of millions of dollars it was going to take to make…
The team behind Thrust SSC — the world's fastest land vehicle — have been working hard to ready their even faster 1,000+ mph BLOODHOUND SSC. And they have the 3D drawings to prove it'll be the fastest hybrid car ever conceived.
Imagine sitting in the cockpit of an X-15 rocket plane at six times the speed of sound—one mile per second—and have this happen. Just a day at work in 1961 for test pilot Bob White.
In the hierarchy of bad ideas, mounting a rocket launcher to a motorcycle then firing it on public roads definitely falls under the "genius" category. Now he just needs to figure out how to aim them.
Apparently we've got rocket cars coming out the wazoo lately. Here's a pretty slick one which, although not actually rocket equipped, has got so much Flash Gordon goodness baked into its dually driven chassis we can't help but admire it. There isn't a whole lot of info on this LA-area one-off, but it's got detail work…
A military rocket train was propelled down a track at nearly nine times the speed of sound yesterday, thereby reaching a world land speed record for rail (though Guinness wasn't invited). The previous record was held by another rocket sled at about mach 8.5. Approximately three miles of the test was inside an inflated…
March, 1951: A very young Ike Turner pens and records a fast R&B song about hooning it up behind the wheel of a big V8-powered Detroit chariot, the song is released under the fictitious band name of 'Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats,' and rock-n-roll is born, leading inexorably to Ted Nugent. Well, actually, some…
While Texas has one of the most storied histories of advanced rocketry this side of the Estes factory, most of that stuff occurred in Houston. This act of rocket hoonage went down in the Metroplex. That's about all we need to say about that.
The Brabus rocketeers say they've broken the speed record for street-legal sedans, having been certified by Germany's technical standards agency, T V, for hitting over 227 mph on the Nardo test track in southern Italy. The ber tuner's ber sedan, the Rocket — based on a Mercedes-Benz CLS — is powered by a bored-out…