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  • Blue Origin conducts in-flight escape test and unexpectedly lands rocket for a fifth time

    Blue Origin conducts in-flight escape test and unexpectedly lands rocket for a fifth time

    Today’s Blue Origin flight was a unique one. Upon testing their rocket’s in-flight escape system (a means of bringing passengers to safety if something were to happen during launch), Jeff Bezos’ rocket company ended up with a safely recovered crew capsule and an unexpectedly intact New Shepard rocket. The company had considerably downplayed the odds of successfully… Read More

  • Blue Origin launches, lands the same rocket for the fourth time

    Blue Origin launches, lands the same rocket for the fourth time

    Blue Origin has successfully completed the fourth launch and landing of their New Shepard rocket and crew capsule. With another nominal flight test, Jeff Bezos’ rocket company is marching toward their goal of becoming the first private company to send tourists into space. And along the way, they’re perfecting the ability to reuse suborbital rockets over and over again – a… Read More

  • GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible

    GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible

    Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. The launch took place from Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, with a 20-foot tall SpaceLoft-10 sounding rocket from Colorado-based launch provider UP Aerospace. Read More

  • 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