You Can See a NASA Rocket Launch From the East Coast Tomorrow

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Kazakhstan chooses SpaceX over a Russian rocket for satellite launch

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches in September 2018. (credit: SpaceX) The first satellite launched into orbit, Sputnik, launched from a spaceport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Central Asian country was then a Soviet republic. Later, the first human to fly into space, Yuri Gagarin, also launched from Kazakhstan. Today, despite its independence, this spaceport […]

Watch Soyuz rocket deliver Russian navigation satellite into orbit (VIDEO)

A video shows a Soyuz-2-1b rocket successfully blasting off into space from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia as it delivered a navigation satellite into orbit. The launch was conducted on Saturday night. The rocket was equipped with upper stage Fregat, which propelled a GLONASS-M satellite into orbit. The satellite is part of Russian national […]

China’s first private rocket effort fails mid-launch (VIDEO)

China’s first privately-built space rocket has failed to make it to orbit after something “abnormal” happened during the third stage of lift-off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday. Beijing-based ‘LandSpace’ was the first private company in China to build a three-stage rocket. They said the first and second stage of its Zhuque-1 (ZQ-1) […]

Hot Wheels’ real-life ‘Rocket League’ RC cars land November 1st

If you’ve ever wondered what Rocket League would be like in real life, this RC version is as close of an approximation as you’ll get to the video game. As teased earlier this year, Hot Wheels and Psyonix have teamed up to build an actual physical version of Rocket League. The set comes with two […]

A rocket goes up, a rocket comes down. The photos are something else

Trevor Mahlmann/Special to Ars In some respects, Sunday night’s launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was nothing special. After all, SpaceX has launched 35 rockets in just the last 21 months. This rocket had already been launched once before as well, back in July, from this very launch pad. […]

Mercedes-AMG Confirms A45 Will Be a True Rocket, Leaks Details on A35

When details of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback prematurely hit the web last month, it looked like the model was ready to give the Volkswagen Golf R and Audi S3 a hard time. However, the 306 horsepower and 295 foot-pounds of torque generated by its turbo 2.0-liter wouldn’t be enough to outright murder them on the […]