SpaceX has published the video of the F9 landing:


Ever since I saw the Apple ad in which model rockets are launched by an iPhone I have been in search for the app and hardware information.

Well thanks to MAKE and this brilliant kid the method has been found. I just happen to have a Raspberry Pi lying around. Link to Make article Here



Today marks the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 liftoff.

Here are a few of my favorite past Apollo 11 post:

The original Apollo 11 Press Kit

Apollo 11 Source code

Apollo 11 Transcripts

Apollo 11 – Experience landing in real time

and for reference….All my previous post about Apollo 11 


image: Michael Howard

image: Michael Howard

Great Shock Collar on yesterdays’s launch!

What’s a Shock Collar?


To skip right to the launch time you can click here

Russian has shaken off earlier glitches and launched the new Angara rocket. The rocket lifted off today from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome near Arkhangelsk in Russia’s far north.



more on the Angara rocket family here

Angara Rocket Family Configurations

Angara Rocket Family Configurations


“With our proprietary high-altitude balloons, World View offers an accessible, affordable way to access nearspace. As a Voyager, you will enjoy a suborbital spaceflight unlike any other. Gently floating up into nearspace with World View, Voyagers now have the unique opportunity to experience what space philosopher and writer Frank White calls the “Overview Effect,” the unexpected emotional reaction and unparalleled perspective-shift that comes from seeing our planet suspended in space.” – World View Enterprises

World View had a successful high-altitude test flight of a 10% scale model on Tuesday.

Tycho(the test vehicle) flew to an altitude of 120,000 feet, descended, and then parafoiled to earth from 50,000 feet. This set a record for highest parafoil flight.

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