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SpaceX Launched Falcon Heavy Rocket With Musk’s Roadster In It

In case you have not heard, this week’s biggest news yet was the successful launch of SpaceX Merlin 27-engine Falcon Heavy rocket. While the launch was no doubt monumental, but the most interesting part of this successful launch wasn’t entirely the launch itself; it was Elon Musk’s very own Tesla Roadster that was onboard, >hitching a ride into space and it had a dummy in spacesuit called “Starman” behind the wheel. Obviously, there was nothing much a wheeled vehicle with zero thrust and in a vacuum can do – even if the dummy wasn’t a dummy. Continue reading SpaceX Launched Falcon Heavy Rocket With Musk’s Roadster In It

Elysium Star II Mission Is Essentially Space Travel For The Dead

The ticket for the near future space travel is exorbitant, but that does not mean it will be out-of-reach, or at least it won’t be out-of-reach for the dead because a California-based company, Elysium Space, is providing a service that will see the remains of a loved one rocketing to celestial level, like quite literally. In other words, Elysium Space is a space-age funeral service of sort. The company calls it a memorial spaceflight and so, it is not quite a funeral, but really, as the name implies, a memorial service that offers a loved one who have passed on a chance to travel to space. Continue reading Elysium Star II Mission Is Essentially Space Travel For The Dead

SpaceX Wants To Send A Crew-less Rocket To Mars In 2018

It took NASA numerous years and millions, if not billions, of dollars to finally land a rover on Mars, but could they have been doing it wrong? Why? Cause’ private space transport company lead by Elon Musk, SpaceX has announced last Wednesday that it aims to send a crew-less Dragon spacecraft to Mars sometime in 2018. The goal of SpaceX when it was first founded in 2002 is not mere space travel; the company, or rather Musk himself, has a strong desire to colonize Mars in his lifetime. For what purpose? Well, we didn’t read too much into it, but it is a safe to bet that he may wants to be the first ruler of Mars. Come’on, let’s get real. Mars is essentially a no man’s land and unless Martians start popping up on the Red Plant or there’s some convention signed here on Earth, it is pretty much free-for-all and if so, who wouldn’t want a huge chunk of it? Continue reading SpaceX Wants To Send A Crew-less Rocket To Mars In 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Sends Package To ISS, Returns To Land On A Droneship

You know how sci-fi movies depicts fellow humans going to space and landing back on Earth in rockets and not splashing into the sea in capsule? Well, it looks like mankind is indeed making that progression. SpaceX is one of the private space transport services company that not only successful land the a rocket back on land as foretold by sci-fi writers and films (though, unlike Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin, reusability is still not checked on its list yet). Last Friday, the company logged in another milestone. This time landing the Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous droneship, named “Of Course I Still Love You” (note: a real name, not a joke). Continue reading SpaceX Falcon 9 Sends Package To ISS, Returns To Land On A Droneship

SpaceX Makes the Prospect of Space Travel Even More Alluring with These Retro Mars Tourism Posters

We love sci-fi. We are fascinated by space and thrilled by the prospect of travelling to Mars someday and we love art. And so, it is only natural that we fell right in love with SpaceX Mars Tourism Posters. And they are not just any posters. That exciting prospect is pitched in 100 percent retro flair – like something you will see in the sci-fi movies of the 60s which incidentally, was the height of the space race. Anyways, it will be quite a while before travelling or colonizing the Red Planet is even possible and even so, we are undaunted and wonder what it will be like to be zipping up to the summit of Olympus Mons in pod-like cable cars and imagine the exhilaration of getting to the camping ground within Valles Marineris in a jetpack. And how about that space-age cruise aboard the Moons of Mars? That sounds pretty intriguing too. Continue reading SpaceX Makes the Prospect of Space Travel Even More Alluring with These Retro Mars Tourism Posters

This Is SpaceX Dragon V2. It Can Transport Humans And Promised Soft Landing

SpaceX Dragon has been doing a pretty good job in transporting cargo to the International Space Station, but still, Elon Musk’s SpaceX think it could do more and that ‘more’ is to transport humans, which is a task to be covered by the newly unveiled Dragon V2. it is designed transport up to seven astronauts to orbit and return to a gentle landing on solid ground, as oppose to diving into the ocean, with an accuracy comparable to an helicopter, and it can do so without the need for clunky parachutes. eight SuperDraco thrusters, each blasting out 16,000 lb-ft of thrust, along with retractile legs, enables it to realize this dream feat (last checked, you can only execute such a feat on Moon). it has a flexible interior configuration allowing it to trade passengers for cargo space and vice versa. according to Elon Musk, Dragon V2 is reusable and can be relaunched as soon as the tank is topped off. Continue reading This Is SpaceX Dragon V2. It Can Transport Humans And Promised Soft Landing