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X-15 Research Results - Book Review

Continuing with the reviews of the NASA aeronautics free ebook series (1), now is the turn of “X-15 Research Results” by Wendell H. Stillwell, one of the two ebooks… 1,331 more words

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European Space Agency's spaceplane prepares for liftoff

(Artist’s impression of the IXV in flight – Photo Credit: ESA/J Huart)

Deemed suitable for launch, the European Space Agency’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, otherwise known as IXV, has left the Netherlands and is heading towards French Guiana for a test flight currently scheduled for November. 577 more words

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SpaceX Rocket Blows Up During Test Flight

MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company’s Central Texas development site.

A SpaceX statement said nobody was injured in the Friday afternoon explosion at its test site in McGregor, Texas, 23 miles southeast of Waco. 37 more words

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