What you see here is a TREKOL amphibious truck based on an UAZ-31514. It costs $26,500 worth of rubles, and the Russian space program uses it to find the stages falling off their Soyuz rockets, no matter how far in the woods they end up.
The fragile cease-fire is practically over in Eastern Ukraine. The rebels are unwilling to negotiate and have been attacking Mariupol for days. The video is from yesterday. While the video is not overtly graphic, it's likely that it features injuries or deaths. Please watch with caution. The Ukrainian government…
An unmanned Antares rocket was set to launch this evening from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, but the event ended in an explosion seconds after it began. An investigation is underway. [UPDATED]
Back when Russia was still cooperating with NASA, the two organizations developed the Kholod rocket. This beast traveled up to MACH 6.47, using scramjet technology, and it's going up for auction on September 8th.
Israel is well known for their maritime raiding capabilities, a common tactic used to interdict cargo, or personnel, aboard ships that the Mossad deems as a threat to the homeland, sometimes to a controversial degree. Yet there is little controversy about the validity of the Israeli Navy's mission yesterday, one that…
Americans tend to talk a lot about the Space Race and how we made it to the Moon and we were first and no one else was second because we are the best. It's put into context by the fact that the Soviet satellite Sputnik was the first in space, but by the time we get around to discussing the moon landings no one…
I'm pretty sure rocket motors and fireworks and other pyrotechnics have been duct-taped to R/C cars since kids have had access to both items. And I'm sure a good, if possibly finger-losing time was had by all. Even so, it's still great to see what an 18lb-thrust G-class rocket motor does for a remote-control Corvette.
Skylon, in development by the British company Reaction Engines, would be the Holy-Grail-meets-cold-fusion of space travel, a single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane powered by the Sabre engine, which is both a jet and a rocket. While typical Skylon spaceports still belong to a hazy future, a recent test of the Sabre engine…
This is a very neat graphic: all modern American rockets and spaceships compared, from XCOR's Lynx—a two-seat space transport vehicle—to NASA's next-generation Space Launch System. And of course, the classic Saturn V added for good measure.
When it comes to wild-ass ’50s dreams about mankind’s imminent future in space, it’s tough to beat Freeman Dyson’s nuke-powered Project Orion, but this concept drawing of a rocket monorail is not half bad either. A rocket monorail!
Russian blogger and photographer Lana Sator has taken urban exploring to its rather frightening apogee when she sneaked inside the NPO Energomash factory, which makes liquid-propellant rocket engines near the Khimki Forest outside Moscow, and made her way to the top and the bottom of the abandoned-looking facility.
It's like the Sons of Anarchy and Evel Knievel conceived a kinky lovechild while jumping over the Grand Canyon aboard rocket sleds.
First, Iran elects a president whose sense of style begins and ends at Members Only jackets. Then, some operative tries to hire a washed-out used car dealer to assassinate a Saudi Arabian ambassador in the United States. And now Iran's attempt to put a monkey in space failed.
Libyan rebels continue a tenuous back-and-forth with Qaddafi's forces, bolstered by the occasional NATO fist from the sky. And it's a good thing they've got the ol' Treaty Organization behind them, because the insurrection's a bit... ragtag.
With severe drought gripping much of central China this winter, authorities there didn't just sit back and let Mother Nature scrimp on the rain. They blasted it out of the sky, with thousands of rockets launched from pickup trucks.
Two Washington men were seriously injured Sunday after their home-built "rocket" — a barrel full of methanol and a match — exploded. They sat on the barrel, intending to ride it across the parking lot. Darwin loses again!