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10 Things You Need to Know About SpaceX’s Historic Falcon Heavy Launch

1. Liftoff of the Falcon Heavy will occur on Tuesday, February 6th, during a 3-hour launch window that opens at 1:30 PM Eastern time. SpaceX has reserved the next day for launch as well. However, a looming Government shutdown on Wednesday night could delay the Falcon Heavy launch due to the facility and many personnel is government employees. 2. SpaceX will launch the demo flight of its new rocket...

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Out with the Old (Molecules), In with the New (Molecules)

Over a decade ago, astronomers were stumped to discover a large number of molecules that existed in the winds of supermassive black holes. This did not make sense to them because black holes are so full of energy and warm in temperature, whereas molecules are some of the coldest parts of space. The question had remained the same to them since then: How is something so cold able to survive in an...

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Elon Musk is Now Selling a Flamethrower

Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has done something insane...again. Just a week from launching a cherry red electric Tesla Roadster to a Mars heliocentric orbit atop the most powerful rocket in the world, Musk decided that this world was missing something: More flamethrowers. Over at Boring, Musk's new drill-holes-under-America company, they are manufacturing and selling rifle-sized flamethrowers...

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Gross: Can Astronauts Turn Poop into Food on Deep Space Missions?

It’s not a secret that human deep space exploration is the ultimate goal for both NASA and the commercial space industry. Like all exploration missions, there are years of preparation to ensure that everything is ready to go and will run as smooth as possible. One of the many things that need to be accounted for is the nutrition and health of our astronauts, especially what they will be eating...

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The Most Powerful Rocket in the World is Set for its Maiden Flight

CAPE CANAVERAL,FL–– On Wednesday, January 24th, SpaceX fired up its triple-booster Falcon Heavy rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. At precisely 12:30 PM Eastern time, and In just under 12 seconds, the Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company simultaneously lit up the heavy-lift rocket's 27 Merlin engines. It was the most powerful engine or rocket test ever performed in Kennedy...

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Air Force Says SpaceX Not to Blame for Zuma Failure

On January 7th, 2018, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Zuma spacecraft for an unknown branch of the military or clandestine agency. The goal was to deliver Zuma to low-Earth orbit, and at the time, it seemed that SpaceX was successful in doing so. However, the next day, it was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg that the highly classified government satellite was...

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