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Software Toolkit Steadies Rockets

February 7, 2020

“Combustion instability is the part of rocket science that makes rocket science hard,” says Paul Gloyer, actual rocket…
PETRA III shows possible route to new rocket fuels

October 15, 2019

Stable high-energy material based on magnesium and nitrogen discovered by researchers from the University of Bayreuth. High-energy materials…
NASA Reaches New Milestone on Complex, Large Rocket

June 4, 2019

NASA achieved a significant milestone in manufacturing the first large, complex core stage that will help power the…
From Alabama to the Moon

May 30, 2019

The path to the Moon has run through Alabama since the earliest days of our nation’s space program.…
SpaceX is Developing a Stainless-Steel Rocket Ship to Ferry People to Mars

February 25, 2019

Elon Musk, founder of the world-famous aerospace manufacturing company SpaceX, has recently announced he‘s making some big changes…
Is development of reusable rockets a path with no future? Engineer explains this in an open letter to SpaceX and Blue Origin

January 29, 2019

Different kinds of transportation technologies are currently experiencing a huge boost in popularity, especially considering the latest trends…
Virgin Orbit Shows off “Launcher One” – Airplane-carried Rocket

October 31, 2018

The commercial space sector is about to get a little more crowded. SpaceX and Blue Origin have created…
Blue Origin will be Landing its Rockets on a Used Cargo Ship

October 29, 2018

One of the defining characteristics of the modern space age is the way private aerospace companies (aka. NewSpace)…
HackSpace magazine 12: build your first rocket!

October 17, 2018

Move over, Elon Musk — there’s a new rocket maverick in town: YOU! Rockets! Step inside the UK…
Scientists successfully tested a rocket engine that eats itself for fuel

May 29, 2018

Lifting even small satellites to Earth‘s orbit is very expensive task. And how could it not be when…
DARPA Launch Challenge

April 21, 2018

Anywhere. Anytime. The DARPA Launch Challenge aims to demonstrate flexible and responsive launch capabilities in days, not years,…
NASA Marshall Advances 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Nozzle Technology

March 20, 2018

Rocket engine nozzles operate in extreme temperatures and pressures from the combustion process and are complex and expensive…
NASA Picks Up Where It Left Off In 2017, Tests RS-25 Flight Controller

January 18, 2018

NASA engineers picked up this year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of another…
Thruster for Mars mission breaks records

October 26, 2017

An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken the records for operating…
Team America Rocketry Challenge

October 22, 2017

The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of…
First Four Space Launch System Flight Engines Ready To Rumble

October 12, 2017

The flight preparations for the four engines that will power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) on its first…
SpaceX to Dedicate all Resources to Building its Mars Rocket

September 30, 2017

Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress on 29 September, 2017, CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk announced plans to…
SLS Shocked During Wind Tunnel Testing to Better Understand Rocket’s Transonic Behavior

January 4, 2017

Tucked away in Hampton, Virginia, is a 56-year-old NASA wind tunnel capable of generating winds speeds of up…
NASA Celebrating 90 Years: Robert Goddard’s Rocket and the Launch of Spaceflight

March 16, 2016

Ninety years ago, on March 16, 1926, a rocket lifted off – not with a bang, but with…
Reentry data will help improve prediction models

October 25, 2015

A rare reentry of a suspected rocket body from a very high orbit next month offers an excellent…
NASA Selects Student Teams for 2016 Rocket Launch Challenge

October 7, 2015

NASA selected 54 student teams from across the nation to participate in the 2015-2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, to…
Robot Preparing To Build Large Light Composite Rocket Parts

October 5, 2015

NASA engineers are celebrating National Manufacturing Day by building some of the largest composite rocket parts ever made. …
Boeing Rejects Aerojet Rocketdyne Bid for ULA and Affirms Vulcan Rocket Support, Lockheed Martin Noncommittal

September 21, 2015

Boeing has officially and publicly rejected a bid by Aerojet Rocketdyne to buy rocket maker United Launch Alliance…
NASA Concludes Series of Engine Tests for Next-Gen Rocket

August 28, 2015

NASA has completed the first developmental test series on the RS-25 engines that will power the agency’s new…
Successful NASA Rocket Fuel Pump Tests Pave Way for 3-D Printed Demonstrator Engine

August 27, 2015

One of the most complex, 3-D printed rocket engine parts ever made, a turbopump, got its “heartbeat” racing…
RS-25 Engines: Meeting the Need for Speed

August 14, 2015

Rocket engines are among the most amazing machines ever invented. That’s mainly because they have to do one…
Countdown to Deep Space Continues with Latest RS-25 Test

August 14, 2015

NASA’s countdown to deep space continued yesterday with a 535-second test of its Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket…
Ariane 6 and Vega C begin development

August 13, 2015

Today, ESA signed contracts for the development of the Ariane 6 new‑generation launcher, its launch base and the Vega…
Robotic Manufacturing System Will Build Biggest Composite Rocket Parts Ever Made

August 5, 2015

A titan now resides at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This titan is no Greek…
Getting rid of bad vibrations: engineers help NASA fine-tune new Space Launch System

July 1, 2015

Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Engineering are helping NASA determine if a key rocket component…
We have Ignition: NASA Space Launch System RS-25 Engine Fires Up for Third Test in Series

June 12, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, NASA started their engine. An RS-25 engine fired up for 500 seconds June 11 at NASA’s Stennis…
Some Assembly Required: The Newest RS-25 Joins the Space Launch System Family

May 29, 2015

NASA’s Space Launch System, America’s new deep space exploration rocket, has a new addition to the family with…
SLS Booster Work Continues Well after Smoke Clears from Major Test

May 20, 2015

Orbital ATK technicians detach the center forward segment from the forward segment of NASA’s five-segment booster that fired…
Flair for Flare: Engineers Test Hydrogen Burn-off Igniters for Space Launch System

May 18, 2015

NASA has a certain “flare” when it comes to safety on the launch pad. Those flares are called…
Space Launch System Program Moving Forward with Critical Design Review

May 13, 2015

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Program is kicking off its critical design review May 11 at NASA’s Marshall…
Cameras at SLS Booster Test will Provide Critical Data for Rocket’s First Flight

April 24, 2015

Dozens of cameras were rolling when the powerful, five-segment booster for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System,…
NASA 3-D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

April 22, 2015

When you think of copper, the penny in your pocket may come to mind; but NASA engineers are…
High Resolution Video Reveals Dramatic SpaceX Falcon Rocket Barge Landing and Launch

April 20, 2015

A new high resolution video from SpaceX shows just how close the landing attempt of their Falcon 9…
NASA Hosts Student Rocket Fair, Helps Students Launch High-Power Rockets

April 7, 2015

More than 30 high school, college and university teams will launch student-built rockets during the 15th annual NASA…
You Can Vote to Name America’s New Rocket from ULA

March 25, 2015

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is asking the public for your help in naming their new American made rocket,…
Successful Test Flights for Mars Landing Technology

March 20, 2015

It’s tricky to get a spacecraft to land exactly where you want. That’s why the area where the…
LLNL researchers garner two contracts for rocket propulsion, space launch vehicle work

March 17, 2015

Two recent contracts worth nearly $1.5 million have brought the Laboratory back into the rocket development business. The…
Researchers launch rockets in search of unseen parts of universe

March 6, 2015

Five-year NASA project will develop critical technologies for future missions Walk into the corner astronomy lab in the…
NASA Shaking Things Up for Space Launch System at Redstone Test Center

March 5, 2015

There’s a whole lot of shaking going on at the Redstone Test Center in Alabama for NASA’s new…
NASA, Orbital ATK Preparing Solid Rocket Booster Avionics for Mission Success

February 23, 2015

A pretty strand of lights can quickly turn into a pain when one electrical short takes the twinkle…
A Composite Booster Gets a Burst of Energy

February 19, 2015

Turning a rocket booster case into spaghetti sounds more like magic than engineering, but a test that did…
School is in Session: Welcome to Boosters 101

February 13, 2015

Have your pencils and notebooks handy because school is in session. Welcome to Boosters 101. No, this lesson…
Exploring the Universe with Nuclear Power

February 2, 2015

In the past four decades, NASA and other space agencies from around the world have accomplished some amazing…
Thirty-five years of Ariane: how Ariane was born

December 23, 2014

As a new and crucial chapter is being written in the extraordinary Ariane saga, the space community is…
New “Brain” for RS-25 Engine is No Technological Flashback to the ’80s

December 16, 2014

Take a look at your current devices. Can you imagine swapping that smartphone for a gigantic cellphone from…
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