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Flying Virgin Galactic Might Not Make You An Astronaut

So, you wanna be an astronaut? Virgin Galactic says they can help you accomplish that for $250,000, and boasts they have over 800 space tourists lined up to go to space. However, the qualification for claiming you actually went to space is under debate. » 5/13/14 9:56am 5/13/14 9:56am

Fear of Irradiated Ladyparts Limits Missions for Female Astronauts

It’s hard enough to be an astronaut. You basically have to be a genius physical specimen with enough intelligence to understand astrophysics, but not enough self-awareness to fear being strapped to a rocket and hurled into low orbit by a column of fire. For aspiring female astronauts, though, the selection process… » 9/03/13 12:07pm 9/03/13 12:07pm

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Flies Higher than the Chrysler Building Now

SpaceX's reusable Grasshopper rocket is growing up. And up and up and up. It just set a new record for height, hovering at over 325 meters (1066 feet)—higher than Manhattan's Chrysler Building—and hovering there, before coming back down and landing on its launchpad safely. » 7/08/13 2:22pm 7/08/13 2:22pm

In the future, we will travel through space at 120 mph!

The year 1918 doesn't seem all that far away, all things considered. And yet, futurists of the time thought some day we'd be traveling through space at the "terrific" speed of two miles a minute. That's 120 mph. To the moon in 83 days? Preposterous! » 12/12/11 4:30pm 12/12/11 4:30pm