Virgin Orbit’s first launch demo flight ends abruptly after rocket release

Virgin Orbit’s first launch demonstration flight has ended in a very unceremonious fashion. The spaceflight firm reported a “clean release” of LauncherOne from the Cosmic Girl host aircraft, but the rocket’s journey “terminated shortly into the fligh… Engadget RSS Feed … Read more…

SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test

Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated a dramatic emergency landing on Sunday to test a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company’s final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from U.S. soil.A Crew Dragon astronaut capsule carrying two test … Read more…

Launch Photos: Spy Satellite NROL-71 Soars on Secret Mission Atop Delta IV Heavy Rocket

On Jan. 19, 2019, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launched the clandestine NROL-71 spy satellite on a secret mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. See amazing photos of the launch here. Space.com BEST DEAL UPDATE: Education … Read more…