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How It Works: A Private Moon Lander
Here are two rovers built to win the Google Lunar XPrize.
How Many Martinis Can You Fit Inside a V-2 Missile?
In the 1930s, at a remote site called Peenemünde in the north of Germany on the Baltic Sea, a team … Continued
Bruce McCandless’ Terrifying-Looking Spacewalk
There is no shortage of awe-inspiring pictures from the space age, like Apollo 8’s iconic Earthrise or the Apollo 17’s … Continued
Max Valier: Modern Rocketry’s First Casualty
Rocket science is inherently dangerous. With significant quantities of fuel and oxidizer under pressure in the presence of fire, testing … Continued
Max Valier’s 1924 Thoughts on Rocket Planes
When we think about early pioneers in rocketry, three names come to mind: Hermann Oberth, Robert Goddard, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. … Continued
Should NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Centre be Renamed for Neil Armstrong?
In 1976, NASA’s Flight Research Centre in Edwards, California, was dedicated to Hugh Latimer Dryden. At the time of his … Continued
Interactive Infographic: The Search For Other Earths
Here are all the planets outside our solar system.
Lawsuit Alleges NASA Is Failing To Investigate Alien Life
Read the suit in all its glory here.
The Recipe for Apollo 13’s Disaster
Aside from Apollo 11, Apollo 13 is probably the most recognized mission of NASA’s lunar landing program. Called the successful … Continued
When Astronauts Set Sail Aboard Apollo Command Module 007
The Apollo spacecraft was neither mass produced nor reusable. Of the 36 vehicles built by North American Aviation (and later … Continued