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Rocket Lab Launched A Secret Object to Space to Inspire Humanity

The new launch providers on the block, California-based Rocket Lab, conducted a second flight test of its Electron rocket. The launch was entirely successful, with the rocket reaching space and deploying three microsatellites to low-Earth orbit. But that wasn't all. Rocket Lab deployed, in secret, another internally-built payload. "Still Testing," as the mission was called, was a huge step for the...

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Meet Rocket Lab: The New Launchers on the Block

California-based launch startup Rocket Lab flew its Electron vehicle to low-Earth orbit on Sunday, delivering three small satellites to space. The company’s vision is to open up a market for low-cost access to orbit, especially for CubeSat deployment. And they seem to be on the way with their first successful mission to that destination.   Today marks the beginning of a new era in...

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This SpaceX Falcon Heavy Game Will Traumatize You (And Elon Musk)

In the deepest, darkest corners of the internet, a young Elon Musk aficionado and Reddit user who frequents the /r/spacexmasterrace subreddit, created an abomination using HTML code. His name is "Bus Man" or "Man of Bus" in certain circles, an obvious nod to his deep interest in human transportation. Particularly in rockets. At the now-infamous URL , Busman created a...

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Watch Live: The Atlas V Rocket Launches a Spy Satellite to Orbit

An 18-story tall United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket has been rolled out to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for a secretive military mission. ULA, a launch provider formed by Lockheed Martin and Boeing, will launch the US Air Force's 4th Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite to orbit. The SBIRS is a military surveillance satellite. The mission is slated to...

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SpaceX Moves Falcon Heavy Test Fire to Tuesday

Hawthorne, Calfornia-based SpaceX isn't necessarily having performance issues with the rollout of their new rocket, but delays have pushed the awakening of its new vehicle into another week. The Falcon Heavy was rolled out to Launch Complex 39A last Tuesday in advance of a landmark test that will be the most powerful hold-down fire of rocket engines in Cape Canaveral's history. While the complex...

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Natalie Portman in Talks to Portray Struggling NASA Astronaut

According to a report in Variety, Natalie Portman may soon step into the role of an astronaut for Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film, Pale Blue Dot. The film will be directed by Noah Hawley, the creator of the critically-acclaimed television series Fargo. Reese Witherspoon was originally attached to the role but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with her HBO series Big Little Lies....

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