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Tag: Rocket

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Exploded During Liftoff

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Exploded During Liftoff
Late last week, I talked a bit about SpaceX and why it was trying to land the first stage of its rocket on a drone ship in the Pacific. SpaceX planned the third attempt at landing…
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The Reason SpaceX Keeps Trying to Land Its Rockets

The Reason SpaceX Keeps Trying to Land Its Rockets
Elon Musk is a seriously cool dude. Not only does he lead Tesla in making some of the coolest EVs on the market, he is also at the helm of SpaceX, and has lots of success…
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SpaceX GoPro Video Is the Most Serene Thing You’ll See All Day

SpaceX GoPro Video Is the Most Serene Thing You’ll See All Day
SpaceX has never been shy about offering up HD video of both its successes and failures. One of my favorite SpaceX videos is the one of the rocket exploding while trying to land. SpaceX has offered…
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Rocket Salt and Pepper Mills: 3… 2… 1… Fresha Peppa!

Rocket Salt and Pepper Mills: 3… 2… 1… Fresha Peppa!
These rocket-shaped salt and pepper mills perfect kitchen accessories for astronauts. After all, I’ve heard that the food they serve on the International Space Station isn’t very tasty, and could probably use a bit of seasoning.…
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DIY Iron Man Gauntlet with Rocket: Tiny Tanning Machine

DIY Iron Man Gauntlet with Rocket: Tiny Tanning Machine
Patrick Priebe is at it again. The prop maker’s latest toy is a step up from his usual laser–emitting or flame-spewing gizmos. It’s an Iron Man-themed gauntlet with a built-in model rocket launcher. It also has…
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SpaceX Soft Landing Test Goes off Without a Hitch

SpaceX Soft Landing Test Goes off Without a Hitch
Reusable spacecraft have been a mainstay of space exploration for decades thanks to the now retired Space Shuttle program. Before the Shuttle, the rocket engines used in the Apollo era were typically left to sink into…
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NASA’s Hilarious Response to Mentos and Coke Rocket Proposal

NASA’s Hilarious Response to Mentos and Coke Rocket Proposal
NASA is always out to find new way to propel their rockets. One enterprising geek apparently took it upon himself to send NASA a proposal to power a rocket with a “shit load of Coke” and…
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SpaceX Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Knows How to Park in Reverse

SpaceX Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Knows How to Park in Reverse
We’ve already invented a (partially) reusable spacecraft. But the rockets that were used to boost NASA’s space shuttles – and other spacecraft in general – were all designed for one-time use only. That makes space travel…
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The TARDIS Is Going to Space… For Real.

The TARDIS Is Going to Space… For Real.
Doctor Who has become sort of like an icon among his many fans, with the show inspiring a whole range of products and mods, like the Doctor Who wall clock, Dalek planter, and TARDIS bunk bed.…
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French Daredevil Rides Rocket Bicycle at 163 MPH

French Daredevil Rides Rocket Bicycle at 163 MPH
Yes, you read that right. A maniacal Frenchman piloted a home-made rocket-powered bicycle to what he claims was a speed of 163 mph. On a bicycle. Holy crap!…
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Christmas Tree Rocket is Like a Large and Festive Lawn Dart of Death

Christmas Tree Rocket is Like a Large and Festive Lawn Dart of Death
Did your Christmas tree take off like a rocket? No, I didn’t think so. If it did, you would have a hole in your roof and a large cleanup bill. Anyway, I’m sure that your tree…
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SpaceX Rocket Finally Takes off (with Scotty’s Ashes Onboard)

SpaceX Rocket Finally Takes off (with Scotty’s Ashes Onboard)
After another delay, SpaceX finally got off the ground today with its Falcon 9 rocket lifting off early this morning and making it into orbit safely. The main mission for SpaceX is to demonstrate its Dragon…
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Plans to Lift Apollo 11 Engines from Bottom of the Ocean

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Plans to Lift Apollo 11 Engines from Bottom of the Ocean
Of all the things the United States has done in space, the Apollo 11 mission is the most famous and impressive to many. Apollo 11 was the mission that put Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on…
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19 Foot-Tall LEGO Saturn V Rocket, We Now Have Nerd Lift-Off

19 Foot-Tall LEGO Saturn V Rocket, We Now Have Nerd Lift-Off
This is one small step for nerd, one giant leap for nerd-kind. This 19 foot-tall LEGO creation is an homage to the brave astronauts of yesterday and today. It’s a replica of the Saturn V rocket,…
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Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year

Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year
The Russian space program and satellite launching business is in serious jeopardy after a series of failed launches over the last 12 months. While we were all off getting ready for the Christmas holiday, a fifth…
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H-57 Missile USB Flash Drive: Explosives Not Included

H-57 Missile USB Flash Drive: Explosives Not Included
USB sticks come in a variety of shapes and colors, but this is the first one I’ve seen that looks like a miniature missile. The retro packaging and allure of this flash drive is what makes…
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