rockets

  • 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
  • Actually, yes, it is rocket science

    NASA models its next journey to the moon.

    This image shows a scale model of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket undergoing testing inside the administratio...

    Space Exploration April 29, 2019
  • A pig in a rocket. What could possibly go wrong?

    Early sketch reveals plan to punt a porker skywards.

    Little Joe was the name of a booster rocket designed by NASA in the early days of space travel research. The solid-fu...

    Space December 3, 2018
  • Reusable rockets explained

    Reusable rockets can slash the cost of getting into space.

    The bottom of the ocean is a rocket graveyard – littered with the expended shells of thousands of rockets used to sen...

    Space February 6, 2018
  • NASA launch today aims to measure what lies between

    Part one of a two-stage experiment to learn about the Intergalactic Medium is set for go. Andrew ...

    A NASA sub-orbital rocket launch and 15-minute test flight scheduled for today could help cosmologists better underst...

    Space October 29, 2017
  • Explosive failures in rocket landing

    To learn how to land a rocket safely, you might have to blow a few up.

    Space travel isn’t cheap. Getting a 20-tonne payload into low Earth orbit will set you back US $62 million, according...

    Technology September 26, 2017
  • Glowing artificial clouds in space

    Scientists send up rockets to spray chemicals into space to help understand the ionosphere.

    Coloured artificial luminescent clouds produced by spraying a mixture of barium, strontium and cupric-oxide from a so...

    Space June 13, 2017