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2016 Gifts for the Rocketeer

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration “Probe the solar system from Mercury to Pluto with this stellar schematic of space exploration! From the Luna 2 in 1959 to the DSCOVR in 2015, this color-coded chart traces the trajectories of every orbiter, … Continue reading

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Antares OA-5 Paper Model

I was fortunate enough to watch the launch of the Orbital Antares OA-5 from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My view was spectacular. I watched as first stage burned out almost directly in front of my ocean view. I … Continue reading

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Smithsonian releases 3D tour of Apollo 11 capsule

“To mark the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission, the Smithsonian has made available a high-resolution 3-D scan of the command module “Columbia,” the spacecraft that carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins to the … Continue reading

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SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

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Video of the F9 AMOS-6 explosion

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SpaceX rocket and AMOS-6 payload lost in explosion

This morning an explosion rocked the Cape. During test for the AMOS-6 launch the SpaceX vehicle and payload were destroyed during an explosion at complex 40 at 9:07 am EDT. here is the official statement    

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Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 paper model now available from AXM

  After last nights successful mission its time to build a paper model. Fortunately for us AXM has released a new paper model today! Click here for model

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