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NASA expert identifies mysterious extraterrestrial object as old Centaur rocket booster

Earth may get a new “mini-moon” soon. But it’s probably just an old rocket booster from 1966. The mysterious extraterrestrial object once called “asteroid 2020 SO” now appears to be…

SpaceX rocket issue delays astronaut launch

Astronauts make round trip to space station from U.S. soil NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley (C) waves to onlookers as he boards a plane at Naval Air Station Pensacola to return…

Rocket Mortgage Introduces New Tech Platform to Empower Real Estate Agents

Unprecedented visibility into the mortgage process to provide certainty and ensure a world-class experience for both the home buyer and their agent DETROIT, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rocket Companies…

Fake asteroid? NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

Chodas speculates that asteroid 2020 SO, as it is formally known, is actually the Centaur upper rocket stage that successfully propelled NASA’s Surveyor 2 lander to the moon in 1966…

Rocket problem prompts NASA and SpaceX to delay next launch of astronauts

“We have a strong working relationship with our SpaceX partner,” Kathy Lueders, associate administrator of NASA’s human exploration and operations mission directorate, said in the post. “With the high cadence…

3D printer rocket ‘factory of the future’

Relativity Space’s third generation 3D-printer in its new headquarters, with CEO Tim Ellis standing by for scale. Relativity Rocket builder Relativity Space this summer moved into its new headquarters in…

Inside Relativity Space’s 3D-printing rocket ‘factory of the future’

Rocket builder Relativity Space this summer moved into its new headquarters in Long Beach, California. “The new printers are operational and actually printing our first flight parts right now, so…

Russian Design for a Reusable Rocket Sure Looks Familiar

Conceptual images of Russia’s upcoming Amur reusable rocket. Image: Roscosmos Roscosmos is moving ahead with plans to build Russia’s first reusable rocket. Glancing at the design, it appears the Russian…

1st successful test launch of the German A4 rocket (AKA the V-2)

© Provided by Space The launch of a German V-2 rocket. On Oct. 3, 1942, Germany did the first-ever successful test launch of a ballistic missile.  This missile was officially…

DARPA Awards $14 Million To Develop A Nuclear Rocket Engine

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Gryphon Technologies $14 million to develop a nuclear thermal propulsion system for the U.S. military. Part of DARPA’s Demonstration Rocket for…