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NASA tests emergency abort system for its future super heavy moon rocket

Posted in Hardware, Science on 3rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Launch Abort System (LAS) sits at the very top of the gigantic rocket, and is tasked with forcefully pulling the crew out of harm's way in the event of a life-threatening mission failure.

More Cost Overruns Realistically Means Space Launch System Requires Congress to Reauthorize

Posted in Hardware, Science on 20th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

SLS will cost over a billion per launch and is using side booster and some other technology from the 1980s space shuttle system.

It's Been a Volatile Week for NASA's 2024 Moon Landing Program

Posted in Business, Science on 25th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Sending humans back to the Moon by 2024 is feasible but depends more on political teamwork than technology. NASA is making moves, but it will take a more coordinated effort on such a tight deadline.

Rocket Lab fires a set of satellites into orbit for US military

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 6th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

According to the company, it has monthly launches booked for the rest of 2019, and it hopes to ramp things up and launch every two weeks by the time the year is out.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch and Landings Were Fully Successful

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 12th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The second SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch and first commercial launch and all three booster landings were fully successful.