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Scotland’s Commercial Space Industry Joins the Four-Mile-High Club

There won't be too many science fiction novels or TV series based on the work of Skyrora and the launch of its Skylark Nano rocket from Scotland, although it is a vaguely successful first in the history of the UK's space industry. It's the first commercial rocket launch from Scotland, they say, and signals that there could indeed be a massive future space industry based up in the highlands. Read More >>

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China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating US Missile Defence Systems

China claims to have successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft capable of reaching speeds in excess of Mach 6, or 4,563 miles per hour. The cutting-edge vehicle has the potential to penetrate US missile defence systems and be refitted to include a nuclear warhead. Read More >>

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SpaceX Pumps the Brakes on Its Plan to Send Tourists Around the Moon

In a move that should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, SpaceX is postponing its plan to send a pair of private citizens on a trip around the Moon. Read More >>

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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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Virgin Galactic Spaceplane Makes First Powered Flight Since Deadly 2014 Disaster

Yesterday, the VSS Unity went supersonic during crewed tests, reaching speeds of 1,220 miles per hour. It’s the first powered flight of Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShipTwo aircraft, and the first flight since the 2014 disaster in which a pilot was killed and a co-pilot severely injured. 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 Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net by ‘a Few Hundred Metres’

Yesterday, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with a pair of SpaceX-owned internet satellites, to low-Earth orbit. It was an otherwise routine launch and deployment, save for the attempt to recover the rocket’s payload fairing—a feat that’s never been tried before. 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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Falcon Heavy Now Officially the Most Powerful Rocket in the World

SpaceX made history today by launching its first Falcon Heavy—and Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster—into space, ushering in a new era for the aerospace company. Read More >>

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Watch The Japanese Space Agency Set a Record For Smallest Rocket Used to Launch a Satellite

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has set a record for the smallest-ever rocket to launch a satellite into orbit, using a SS-520 sounding rocket modified to include a third stage carrying a 13.6-inch TRICOM-1R cubesat as its payload. 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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Lost Spy Satellite Won’t Kill SpaceX’s Relationship With US Air Force

We still don’t know what happened to Zuma, a secretive spy satellite that failed to reach orbit after launching from Cape Canaveral earlier this month. SpaceX has consistently claimed that its Falcon 9 rocket worked perfectly—a claim with added credence, now that the US Air Force has said it’s not going to dismiss the rocket company’s right to vie for military contracts. 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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Someone Please Find a Toy Company to Make This Leaping, Rocket-Powered RC Car

Toymakers are always on the hunt for a fad or unique feature that will have parents fighting over their products come Christmas time. So if there are any toymakers reading this, the hot toy for the 2018 holidays will obviously be remote control cars outfitted with rocket engines helping them make the sickest of jumps. Read More >>

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SpaceX and NASA Delay Historic Reusable Rocket ISS Launch

Last night was supposed to mark a historic mission for SpaceX: the first re-launch of a reusable rocket to the International Space Station. That launch has now been delayed to tomorrow at 4:24 p.m. GMT at the earliest, according to a NASA blog. Read More >>