DailyDirt: Rockets In Small, Medium And Large
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Getting into space doesn’t seem like a big deal anymore, especially since there have been so many space missions and even amateur projects that have reached the edge of space. But buying a ticket on Virgin Galactic isn’t quite affordable, and the edge of space isn’t really the same as going to Mars. Still, it’s cool to see more rockets shooting off towards the heavens.
- NASA introduced its next generation rocket design for manned space exploration that’s expected to take off sometime around 2017-2021. Senator Bill Nelson called it a “monster rocket” — and we’ll see if a certain cabling company sues over that nickname. [url]
- The Spaceship Company is an appropriately-named joint venture between Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites that will manufacture suborbital spaceships in California. And the company has opened the world’s first facility dedicated to producing private, commercial manned space vehicles. [url]
- A Carmack Prize entry released a video of a relatively small rocket reaching 121,000 feet in about 92 seconds. Maybe there will be a credit card company space race someday…. [url]
- To discover more links on space exploration, check out what’s floating around in StumbleUpon universe. [url]
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