The New Age of Aerospace Is in Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama, was known as Rocket City in the 1960s, when NASA built giant Saturn V rockets here to launch American astronauts to the moon. The city’s economy was so reliant on the space program that once those Apollo missions wrapped in 1975, Huntsville nose-dived into a recession. Fortunately, along came the Space Shuttle, Spacelab […]

Blue Origin just sent a jolt through the aerospace industry

Blue Origin New space company Blue Origin has spent the better part of this decade developing a powerful rocket engine for use in its orbital rocket, New Glenn, and potentially other US-based launchers. This engine, the liquid natural gas-powered BE-4, has been closely watched both within the aerospace industry and in military space because it uses […]

SpaceX makes aerospace history with successful launch and landing of a used rocket

After more than two years of landing its rockets after launch, SpaceX finally sent one of its used Falcon 9s back into space. The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this evening, sending a communications satellite into orbit, and then landed on one of SpaceX’s drone ships floating in the Atlantic Ocean. It was […]