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SpaceX lands Falcon 9 booster on Just Read The Instructions drone ship

By | booster, falcon, Falcon 9, Gadgets, spacecraft, spaceflight, SpaceX, transport

SpaceX confirmed on Twitter this morning that it recovered the booster from the latest Falcon 9 launch. Shortly after launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California at 7:39AM ET this morning, the booster stage landed on the Just Read The Instructions drone ship. The company will now try to catch the rocket’s fairing with a […]

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Virgin Galactic successfully tested its rocket-powered spacecraft today for the first time since 2014

By | Gadgets, outer space, richard branson, space tourism, spacecraft, spaceflight, spaceshiptwo, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, virgin group, vss enterprise

Virgin Galactic took to the skies today for the first test of its rocket-powered spacecraft in over three years. The SpaceShipTwo launch platform deployed the USS Unity at a set altitude where the space craft will fire its engines for as long as 30 seconds bringing the craft to 1 1/2 the speed of sound. […]

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