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  • Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

    Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

    Remember when Blue Origin made history by vertically landing a rocket after launching it into space? Remember when they reused that same rocket and then landed it again? Well, today Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, once again, launched that very same New Shepard rocket and successfully landed it for a third time. At 11:28 AM EST, Bezos announced the successful landing of the New… Read More

  • Newcomer Rocket Lab Secures Spire As Their Next Customer

    Newcomer Rocket Lab Secures Spire As Their Next Customer

    Rocket Lab, the venture capital-backed space start up, is constructing the first private launch range in the world. The company told TechCrunch that they have secured Spire as their next customer for a launch later this year. While Rocket Lab has yet to fly their first commercial mission, Spire has made an agreement with the launch provider for an impressive 12 launches over the next 18… Read More

  • Blue Origin Launches and Lands Recovered Rocket

    Blue Origin Launches and Lands Recovered Rocket

    Without any notice, Blue Origin made history once again when they completed a successful launch and landing of a suborbital rocket yesterday. What made this flight particularly notable was that they used the same rocket that had been launched into space on a flight in November. The recovered New Shepard rocket launched from Blue Origin’s test site in West Texas, brought a capsule to… Read More

  • Rocket Internet’s Oliver Samwer Talks Cloning, Uber And New Frontiers

    Rocket Internet’s Oliver Samwer Talks Cloning, Uber And New Frontiers

    What’s it like to be the billionaire co-founder of a sprawling digital business empire that wasn’t born in Silicon Valley? Oliver Samwer, co-founder of Rocket Internet, gave a glimpse during an on stage interview with TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher, here at TC Disrupt London 2015. Read More

  • The Beginning of Geek Love: Bozo In Space

    In our childhood years, long before we ever put our hands on CPUs, cell phones, or e-book readers, there were toys and household items that served as the foundation for our future geek obsessions. Maybe you were fascinated by the cockpit of your X-Wing fighter as a child. Maybe you scribbled detailed blueprints for Spiderman’s web shooters during your math class. Maybe you took a… Read More

  • DIY: Multi-stage water rocket

    I know, I know. Water rocket. Whatever, right? Been there, done that, it’s cool and all, but it’s kinda like the diet coke & mentos thing. It’s been done to death. Well, this ain’t your daddy’s water rocket, let’s put it that way. Read More

  • Students develop satellites, which will launch next month


    In cooperation with private businesses, Japanese students from various universities have developed a total of four small-sized satellites that are ready for launch in January on Japan’s H-2A rocket. The satellites were unveiled yesterday at a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency facility in Osaka. Read More

  • I'm a Rocket Man! Burning out his jetpack up here alone

    Yes, please! The Swiss have all the cool stuff. Probably because their entire country is banks and their streets are paved with Suisse Francs. I bet every Swiss citizen is given one of these rocket wing packs at birth. DO WANT: Personal Jet Wing [OhGizmo!] Read More