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The rocket that thinks it's a jet

(PhysOrg.com) -- A reusable spaceplane that can take off from a conventional aircraft runway, carry over twelve tonnes to orbit and then return to land on the same runway could be less than a decade away thanks ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Why are reusable rockets so hard to make?

SpaceX is attempting a huge feat in spacecraft engineering. It is seeking to land the first stage of its Falcon 9-R rocket on a floating platform at sea. Normally this would end up at the bottom of the ocean. ...

dateJan 09, 2015 in Space Exploration
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STERN rocket firing completed

(PhysOrg.com) -- The performance of unpiloted, reuseable spaceplanes could be significantly improved thanks to the completion of the Static Test Expansion/Deflection Rocket Nozzle (STERN) engine test programme.

dateSep 26, 2008 in Space Exploration
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First firing of STERN rocket

A team of engineers from Bristol University has conducted the first firing of the STERN rocket motor. Rocket engines equipped with the STERN (Static Test Expansion/Deflection Rocket Nozzle) rocket motor should ...

dateMar 26, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Temperatures, Not Hotels, Likely Alter Niagara Falls' Mist

What's up with the mist? When the Niagara Parks Commission posed that question back in 2004, the concern was that high-rise hotels on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls were contributing to the creation of ...

dateApr 17, 2006 in
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The Cold Equations Of Spaceflight

In the past month, we have been blessed with numerous leaks from NASA of various study documents relating to the new boosters that will be needed to carry out the new manned moon program. I've been monitoring the large volume ...

dateSep 09, 2005 in
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