#rocket

The road to assembling NASAs mega-rocket.

6 months ago — Long Read

Nasa has announced that it has assembled the first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The massive SLS is designed to have enough power to carry humans to the Moon later...

Promising advances in rocket propulsion offer a new era of spaceflight

7 months ago — Deep Dive

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has recently commissioned three private companies, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics, to develop nuclear fission thermal rockets for use in...

SpaceX shows off its awe-inspiring heavy booster

9 months ago — Quick Read

SpaceX has successfully stacked its' 'Super Heavy' booster, the largest rocket booster ever built. The booster marks a milestone in SpaceX's long journey to creating its Mars-bound Starship off the...

Virgin rocket carries satellites to orbit

11 months ago — Quick Read

Virgin Orbit - not be confused with Virgin Galactic, Virgin's space tourism venture - has succeeded in putting its first satellites in space.

Launch Prize opens to 12-19 year olds

1 year ago — Quick Read

The STEM-X Launch Prize has gone live. This unique virtual challenge is open to 12 - 19 year old and the prize is insane.

Solid Rocket Moon Booster fired up for critical test

1 year ago — Quick Read

Today NASA, alongside engineering giant Northrop Grumman, celebrated after they successfully ignited a massive solid rocket booster in Utah. The two-minute test put the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) hardware through...