How does SpaceX transport the Falcon 9?

How does SpaceX transport the Falcon 9? SpaceX manufactures the Falcon 9 rocket at their facility in Hawthorne, California. Although, the majority of their rockets launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This means they have to go through 2500 miles journey just to get to the launch location. In order to get to the Cape Canaveral […]

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Poised for Launch with Tesla Roadster as Cargo

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Poised for Launch with Tesla Roadster as Cargo SpaceX is test launching its Falcon Heavy rocket, the first ever launch of the new heavy-lift orbital rocket. The Heavy’s thrust is generated by its 27 Merlin engines, which is three times the number of engines you’d find in the current Falcon 9 rocket. […]

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Female Pilots

10 Female Pilots Who Are Breaking Stereotypes

10 Female Pilots Who Are Breaking Stereotypes The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA) has estimated that just 4,000 of the world’s 130,000 pilots, or a mere three per cent, are female pilots. And these women are paving the way for a new tomorrow. Maria Fagerström There are plenty of people on Instagram posting […]

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What happens on a zero gravity flight?

What Happens on a Zero Gravity Flight?

What Happens on a Zero Gravity Flight? Training to become an astronaut requires an applicant to endure physically demanding and stressful tests – various machines and simulators measure each trainee’s response to the rigors of space travel. Today, an entirely unrelated industry uses many of these simulators and other devices for a different purpose – […]

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SpaceX

SpaceX is Launching a Secret Mission to Space

SpaceX is Launching a Secret Mission to Space Another SpaceX launch will happen Wednesday night – but no one in the general public can know what’s on the rocket. The launch, first reported by Space.com, will be carrying something provided by defense and aerospace company Northrop Grumman. Whatever that something is, however, is secret. The […]

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Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser Space Plane Passes Landing Test

Dream Chaser Space Plane Passes Landing Test On Saturday, private spaceflight company Sierra Nevada announced that its Dream Chaser spaceplane had successfully glided and landed on a runway after being released from a helicopter. The stunt, done at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, is known as a free-flight test and is meant to […]

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Space

Blast Your Loved One Into Space for $2500

Blast Your Loved One Into Space for $2500 A company hoping to send people’s ashes into space has announced its next mission will be on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Elysium Space is a San Francisco based startup self-proclaimed as a mix of funeral and space experts. In 2015, the company attempted to send a cubesat into […]

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SpaceX explodes

SpaceX Rocket Explodes in a Massive Fireball

SpaceX Rocket Explodes in a Massive Fireball A SpaceX rocket exploded at its Cape Canaveral launch pad yesterday morning, destroying the rocket and the satellite it was due to launch on Saturday. Spectacular explosion of a SpaceX rocket destroyed a $200 million communications satellite that would have extended Facebook’s reach across Africa, dealing a serious setback […]

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Airplanes

Why Do Airplanes Fly?

Why Do Airplanes Fly? As an aviation fan you have read a lot of interesting articles about aviation world, but do you know basic flight principles? Why do airplanes fly? We will explain 4 basic forces of flight. Mid-flight airplanes is effected by 4 basic forces: thrust, drag, gravity and lift. If all of these […]

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Felix Baumgartner’s Jump From The Edge Of Space

Felix Baumgartner’s Jump From The Edge Of Space About four years ago, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner ascended to the edge of space, some 39 000 metres above ground, in a capsule attached to a helium balloon, and jumped, freefalling towards Earth at supersonic speeds. An incredible eight million people signed into YouTube on 14 October 2012 to […]

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