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China’s First Private Space Rocket Launch Ever Was This Week

OneSpace Technology conducted the first private rocket launch in Chinese history this week, firing off the 30-foot OS-X from a platform in northwest China on Thursday, according to CNN. Read More >>

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At Long Last, Flat Earth Rocketeer Finally Manages to Blast Himself Into Sky at God Knows What Speed

Self-declared Flat Earth researcher and DIY steam rocket enthusiast “Mad” Mike Hughes has finally managed to prove the haters wrong about his ability to blast himself some 1,875 feet into the sky without being crushed or scalded to death, the Associated Press reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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SpaceX Delays Next Falcon 9 Launch, Said to Carry Starlink Prototypes, to At Least February 21st

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has delayed the next scheduled launch of its Falcon 9 rocket to at least Wednesday, February 21st for further testing of the rocket’s fairing, the $5 million section at its tip that deploys the rocket’s payload, Space.com reported. Read More >>

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SpaceX Landed the Falcon Heavy’s Two Boosters, But Its Core Clipped Its Drone Ship at 300 MPH

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch went pretty well this afternoon, with the rocket’s two partially reusable Falcon 9 strap-on boosters making successful landings at Kennedy Air Force Station after jettisoning from the craft three minutes post-launch. However, the rocket’s centre core did not function as founder Elon Musk and team intended, and appears to have later crashed back down to Earth. Hard. Read More >>

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Flat Earth Rocketeer Once Again Fails to Launch Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH

We’ve all been playing a waiting game with “Mad” Mike Hughes, the DIY enthusiast and Flat Earth theory advocate who planned to launch himself in a steam-powered rocket some 1,800 feet into the sky at 500 miles per hour as some kind of confusing statement on the curvature of the planet. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Says SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Will Be Ready for Launch on 6th February

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says that the Falcon Heavy, the launch vehicle being billed as the most powerful rocket in the world, will be ready for its first launch on 6th February. Read More >>

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Rebuffed Flat Earth Rocketeer Says He Will Actually Launch Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH This Time

When last we heard of “Mad Mike” Hughes, the 61-year-old limo driver and stuntman who planned on launching a $20,000 (£14,000) steam-fueled rocket with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” painted on the side some 1,800 feet into the air at 500 miles per hour, the gosh darn government had intervened to tell him he couldn’t conduct any such launch on public lands. Read More >>

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Watching a Rocket Plug Get Blown to Smithereens is Exceptionally Satisfying

NASA fits foam plugs inside of booster rockets to protect the innards ahead of ignition. And they really do put on a show when they’re blown out with 9.2 million pounds of thrust. Read More >>