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Hey, kids: Put a rocket in space for a million dollars

Students from colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada are being recruited for the Base 11 Space Challenge, a $1 million competition to encourage the development of a liquid-fueled, single-stage rocket powerful enough to reach 100 kilometers (62 miles) in altitude. 35 more words


SpinLaunch raises $40M for space catapult

A stealthy Silicon Valley startup called SpinLaunch says it’s raised a total of $40 million from a high-profile array of investors to get a space catapult system ready for launch by 2022. 153 more words


Book Review: To the End of the Solar System

James Dewar set out to the write the story of the nuclear rocket, and that’s exactly what he succeeded in doing. To the End of the Solar System… 1,686 more words

Book Review

SpaceX propulsion guru looks ahead to Mars

LOS ANGELES — SpaceX’s success owes a lot to the tenacity of the company’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, but some of the credit has to go to the guy who designed the engines that make the rockets go. 94 more words


The Japanese Rail system or NASA's EmDrive? Which will take us farther?

If you’ve ever used a public rail system to travel, you probably have felt the consequences of the dehumanizing routine. Scan your ticket, take the stairs down, all the noise, it’s too dark, everything is filthy, people who need a shower in close quarters – all of those things and more can make a convenient trip into a hassle. 233 more words

Aerojet engine wins a place on Vulcan rocket

United Launch Alliance has chosen Aerojet Rocketdyne over Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture to provide the upper-stage rocket engine for its next-generation Vulcan launch vehicle. 104 more words


Rocketry and Spacecraft Design

Do you want to learn how to design rockets and spaceships?

Here are a number of links that can help you learn a valuable skills known as rocketry and spacecraft design, to start with…
Basic Spacecraft Design