• Where do rockets go to die?

    Alice Gorman talked to US podcast Atlas Obscura about what happens when spacecraft reach the end ...

    Where do rockets go to die? Well, some turn into space zombies. Some go down in flames. But some spacecraft return to...

    News July 19, 2021
  • The Falcon has landed

    Satellite-delivering Falcon 9 touches elegantly back to Earth.

    A Falcon 9 rocket has successfully put 88 spacecraft, including an Australian nanosatellite, into Low Earth Orbit (LE...

    News July 2, 2021
  • Cut your cake by rocket

    US inventors combine cake and downwards thrust, with messy results.

    As the technology improves and costs come down, rocket science is playing an ever greater role in human endeavour. {%...

    Technology November 26, 2017
  • Reusable rocketry

    SpaceX reachers for the stars (or at least the planets).

    SPaceXThe American company SpaceX is the first commercial aerospace outfit to put spacecraft into orbit and get them ...

    Space June 8, 2017
  • A simple rocket for staring at the sun

    NASA’s RAISE mission takes a quick flight above the atmosphere to snap some high-speed pics of th...

    The RAISE rocket being prepared for take-off.Amir Caspi, Southwest Research InstituteCapable of snapping 1,500 images...

    Space May 9, 2017
  • Tall order

    A Soyuz rocket is hoisted upright a few days prior to launch.

    ESA–Stephane Corvaja, 2017This Soyuz VS16 rocket carried the Hispasat 36W-1 satellite into Earth orbit late last mont...

    Technology February 9, 2017
  • How rockets and boosters work

    Where does this power come from?

    Three, two, one, liftoff! A spacecraft blasts from the launch pad, propelled by the massive thrust generated by its r...

    Technology January 31, 2017
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket safely sticks another ocean landing

    Some 10 satellites were sent into Earth orbit too. Vishnu Varma reports. has already been a good year for SpaceX, with ...

    Technology January 15, 2017
  • Watch a rocket booster blast like you've never before seen

    NASA engineers designed a camera that can see through the bright flash of booster firepower.

    This rocket blast clip wasn't produced in a Hollywood special effects lab. It was filmed by NASA's new High Dynamic R...

    Technology August 9, 2016
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