#rocket

Helicopter catches booster rocket over the Pacific

3 months ago — Quick Read

Rocket Lab has been successful its attempt to catch an Electron booster midair using a helicopter.

Shetland spaceport gets planning approval

5 months ago — Quick Read

Construction of a spaceport has cleared its last planning hurdle after Shetland Islands Council granted permission for it to be built. Work on the Saxavord Spaceport could start as early...

Engineering Questions – why can’t we put a space station on the Moon?

8 months ago — Long Read

A space station on the Moon could be very useful. It would provide future space missions with a stopping point between leaving the Earth and reaching further into the Solar...

The road to assembling NASAs mega-rocket.

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...