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A Bumper Crop: The Cape’s First Roar of Rocket Engines

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 [...]

Virgin Galactic Selects NanoRacks to Conduct Suborbital Research Aboard SpaceShipTwo

SpaceShipTwo resting under the Mothership White Knight Two inside a hangar in Mojave,Ca. USA. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic/Mark Greenberg

 

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 [...]

Evidence Builds For Chinese Mach 15 Spaceplane Test from 60 mi. Altitude

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 [...]