SpaceX Rocket FactoryJanuary 4, 2017 – 04:28 pm

SpaceX Rocket Factory

Photo: Gregg Segal; Retouching: G-TOU Brandon Pearce I member Age 41 What he does Designs avionics for rockets and spacecraft. For whom SpaceX Where he does it Hawthorne, Calif. Fun factor Gets to send his work into orbit. As a kid, he piled up the sci-fi novels in the closet of his California bedroom—Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, David Brin’s Uplift novels, Frank Herbert’s Dune saga. He dreamed of going to space, not as an astronaut but as a… Play online slots and win real money watch this

Ring of Fire SpaceXDecember 31, 2016 – 04:22 pm

Ring of Fire SpaceX

Last week, SpaceX’s Grasshopper took its highest leap ever, doubling its past flights. On March 7, 2013, the vertical and takeoff and landing (VTVL) vehicle, rose 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovered for approximately 34 seconds and then landed safely – and more accurately than ever before. The goal of Grasshopper is to eventually create a reusable first stage for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which would be able to land safely instead of falling…

Colonization of Mars YouTubeDecember 26, 2016 – 03:56 pm

Colonization of Mars YouTube

“Five hundred years ago, Christopher Columbus sailed across a vast ocean and opened a new chapter in human history, for better or worse, ” says Stephen Petranek. “I believe we are on the verge of a much greater age of discovery. We’re going to become a two-planet species.” The TED audience did not leave this statement unchallenged. For many people in the audience and watching online, Christopher Columbus is no hero, and colonization is not automatically…

SpaceX Launch MayDecember 23, 2016 – 03:51 pm

SpaceX Launch May

The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that SpaceX is now eligible to compete for launches of U.S. national security satellites, closing a tumultuous chapter in the U.S. rocket industry and ending the Pentagon’s sole reliance on United Launch Alliance to haul military payloads into orbit. The Air Force’s certification of the Falcon 9 rocket gives SpaceX access to approximately one-third of the U.S. national security launch market forecast to be worth…

SpaceX Rocket Lands on LegsDecember 12, 2016 – 03:08 pm

SpaceX Rocket Lands on Legs

In an early morning tweet session with John Carmack, the Oculus VR CTO and video game pioneer behind DOOM, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk showed off some graphic violence from his own industry: The explosive crash-landing of a rocket stage on a floating platform. “Before impact, fins lose power and go hardover. Engines fights to restore, but…”(SpaceX) To further cut the cost of space access, Musk’s firm has been developing technology to safely land the largest…

Will SpaceX SucceedNovember 30, 2016 – 01:58 pm

Will SpaceX Succeed

So the most recent SpaceX outing was a total failure. Or a truly inspirational success, depending on how you look at it. From a media reaction standpoint, the word “fail” dominated: The landing was certainly a “failure” on its face. (The rocket blew up for pete’s sake. That’s kind of the definition of failure right?) But as BI points out, SpaceX received excellent new knowledge from this latest test attempt. “It is indeed an incredible success that…