For the third time this year, SpaceX attempted to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and autonomously land the first stage portion on an unmanned barge. And for the third time this year, that (very expensive) rocket crashed and burned.
If you’ve never wrapped foil around a match to turn it into a mini rocket you’re missing out on a really great experience. The one thing most of us didn’t have as kids was access to a high-speed video camera.
Behold the first glimpse of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's crazy space venture: the largest plane in history, a 117-metre-wingspan beast designed to carry and launch giant rockets to space, with a combined weight of 540,000kg! Yes, this is actually happening. See more >
An artist has updated a classic chart of the world's rockets that was originally published in 1995, to add newer craft like Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon. This is just a wee snippet of the full thing, so make sure to check out the bigger picture. See more >
Redditor Heaney555 has compiled this chart, to scale, of every rocket, spacecraft, and space station involved in human spaceflight. Look at the enormity of the Saturn V rocket – it's as long as the International Space Station. Click through for the full image.