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Why is NASA so Slow ?

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Reading Time: 6 minutesEach generation reinvents space as the cosmic frontier: in the age of Gagarin and Shepard, test pilots grinned at the TV cameras to prove they were made from ‘The Right Stuff’. And in 2018 orbital space is becoming a playground for billionaire entrepreneurs, turning their childhood dreams into reality. In …

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Reusable Rockets & Flyback boosters

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Reading Time: 5 minutes  One of the most impressive sights of recent years was the synchronised landing of the falcon heavy booster rockets, and although the centre core didn’t make it back simply because it didn’t have enough ignition fluid to restart all of the three of the centre cores engines the overall …

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Nuclear Rockets for Mars and Beyond

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Reading Time: 6 minutesOn the 6th Feb 2018 SpaceX’s first test launch of the Falcon 9 heavy, the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V, successfully launched the payload of Elon Musks own Cherry Red Telsa roadster, complete with the Starman mannequin, first into orbit and then on to what was meant to …