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Space X Starship 9 Explodes During Test Flight

Space X Flight Test on February 2, 2021 at Boca Chica, Texas Spaceship Starship 9 of the Space X company exploded today during a test flight at the company’s space port in Boca Chica, Texas near the border with Mexico. The Space X team was carrying out a test climb to 10 km and testing…
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Vostochny First Launch

First Launch From New Vostochny Spaceport The Russian spaceport [Cosmodrome] opened this week with the launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying three satellites. Before the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome all of Russia’s launches took place from the Baikonur Cosmodrome which is located inside Kazakhstan. Politically, it was imperative for Russia to have a spaceport…
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Will a Mars Direct approach put man on Mars?

Mars Direct | Cheapest way to get to Mars NASA recently confirmed the presence of liquid flowing water on Mars. With this anticipated confirmation, the vision of humans landing on the red planet, Mars, is being revived. Space scientists have finally confirmed what they had long suspected for at least a 100 years. Will a…
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Russian Rocket, Mexican Satellite Lost

Russian Rocket Loses Satellite A Proton M type rocket that was en route to place a Mexican communications satellite was lost this weekend. The Russian Proton M rocket was launched from the Baikonur [Байқоңыр | Байконур] Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The failure occurred in the last stage of the mission previous to the release of the…
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Mars Helicopter

NASA plans to take mini helicopter to Mars NASA is looking into taking a heliciopter to scout Mars terrain. Sending the helicopter ahead the rovers to scout for destinations would be helpful for Mars rover missions. The atmosphere of the red planet is much lighter than Earth’s and the helicopter wouldn’t be as heavy there.…
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Tragedy Strikes Virgin Galactic

Space Ship Two Crash Lands A failed sub-orbital flight of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft left one pilot dead and one injured. The spacecraft, Space Ship Two, had detached from its carrier plane White Knight which landed safely. Space Ship Two was supposed to achieve sub-orbital flight but the spacecraft experienced anomalies that caused it to…
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Russian Progress Rocket Launched To ISS

Russian Progress Rocket En Route to ISS A Russian Progress M 25-M rocket was launched today to restock the International Space Station. After the explosion of the Antatres rocket yesterday, the Russian Progress rocket successfully delivered its cargo to the ISS. Russian Progress Rocket Launched to ISS – Video, RT