The saucer-shaped LDSD test vehicle is seen here in the Missile Assembly Building at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kaua‘i, Hawaii. The vehicle, part of NASA’s Low Density Supersonic Decelerator project, will test an inflatable decelerator and a parachute at high altitudes and speeds over the Pacific Missile Range this summer. [...]
The Bumper was an unusual marriage between one of Nazi Germany's fearsome V-2 missiles and the WAC-Corporal research rocket. On 24 July 1950, the rise of Bumper 8 heralded the first howl of rocket engines at 'The Cape'. Photo Credit: US Army
Until the arrival of the rockets and the rocketeers, Cape Canaveral was [...]
SpaceShipTwo resting under the Mothership White Knight Two inside a hangar in Mojave,Ca. USA. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic/Mark Greenberg
MOJAVE, Calif. – (Feb. 27, 2012) Virgin Galactic LLC, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced today that it has selectedNanoRacks LLC to construct a rack system to allow research payloads to fly to space aboard Virgin [...]
Cape Canaveral, Fla.- Details emerging from China indicate the Chinese have likely flight tested for the first time a secret 4 ton winged spaceplane that was rocketed into a 60 mi. high suborbital trajectory for test of reentry systems starting at Mach 15.
Continued successful development of the spaceplane could give the People’s Liberation Army [...]