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SpaceX is taking the concept of reduce-reuse-recycle to another level. The aerospace manufacturer plans to reuse one of its previously-flown Falcon 9 stage one boosters for an upcoming launch. SpaceX has so far returned seven boosters to Earth, but has yet to reuse any of them in a subsequent... Read more...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is working to literally boldly go where no man has gone before. NASA is currently assessing the feasibility of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) booster andOrion spacecraft on Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1). The... Read more...
All eyes were on SpaceX yesterday as the private space firm attempted to return to flight following a high-profile explosion in September. The September incident saw a Falcon 9 rocket explode while being fueled on the launch pad, burning Facebooks first satellite project to a crisp. However, the space gods were... Read more...
SpaceX was riding high on a string of near-perfect launches and increasingly successful powered landings with its Falcon rocket family. However, the high-fives all around came to a screeching halt in September when a Falcon rocket exploded on the launchpad while refueling. The company has since been able to determine... Read more...
The parents of a five-year-old girl who lost her life in a car accident involving another motor vehicle in which the driver was using Apple's FaceTime app have filed a lawsuit against the Cupertino outfit. Filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court, the lawsuit holds Apple accountable for the girl's death for not... Read more...
SpaceX may have hadplenty of successes sending its Falcon 9 rockets into orbit with expensive payloads and then returning the booster stage to earth intact, but the companys string of victories came up short this morning. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded while sitting on its launchpad during a static fire... Read more...
We think its pretty safe to say that SpaceX has pretty much gotten this whole lets land a multi-million-dollar rocket back on earth after blasting it into space thing mastered by now. After some rather spectacular failures and some extremely close calls, SpaceX completed its first successful powered Dragon 9 recovery... Read more...
SpaceX has done it again. Earlier this morning the company achieved a successful launch and landing of its Falcon 9 main stage booster. This is the second time SpaceX has landed its rocket on land and the the fifth booster the company has [successfully] returned from space. The Dragon capsule that sat... Read more...
We cant fault SpaceX for attempting to push the envelope with every single rocket launch, but when youre innovating at such a rapid pace, accidents are bound to happen. Luckily for SpaceX, the primary mission of its most recent Falcon 9 launch went off without a hitch. SpaceX was able to put the EUTELSAT 117 West B... Read more...
SpaceX is just making this look way too easy now. Yesterday, the company landed yet another Falcon 9 rocket successfully on its floating drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. This was the third straight at sea landing and the fourth overall successful landing for SpaceX (the first occurred on a landing pad at Cape... Read more...
SpaceX has made three successful landings of its Falcon 9 boosters in the past six months one via land and two at sea. The first landing occurred on December 21st, when a Falcon 9 touched down on its landing pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida after launching 11 ORBCOMM satellites into orbit. Its second and third... Read more...
Reusability is the name of game with rockets from Blue Origin and SpaceX. Back in early April, the Blue Origin New Shepard reusable rocket booster made its third suborbital flight (reaching a height of 339,138 feet) and successfully touched down on its landing pad at the end of the mission. At the time, we... Read more...
HotHardware had the incredible opportunity to be invited down to Cape Canaveral to witness a rocket launch that is carrying both supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station (ISS). In our initial write-up, we talked a bit about the experiments carried aboard Cygnus, took a look inside the... Read more...
Still on a euphoric high after its successful powered landing of a Falcon 9 rocket last month, SpaceX is looking to achieve the feat again. However, instead of attempting a relatively easy landing on solid ground, SpaceX is once again aiming for the fences and will attempt another landing on a floating barge at... Read more...
If you have even a passing interest in space travel, the past few months have been incredibly exciting. Blue Origin pushed the envelope by shooting its New Shepard launch system to a height of 62 miles and then successfully performing a controlled landing the BE-3 rocket booster back to earth. SpaceX last month... Read more...
Blue Origin New Shepard A new space race is taking place today, and its being dominated by Silicon Valley companies looking to make space travel more affordable for military, commercial and civilian launches. In November, we saw Blue Origins New Shepard space launch system make an incredible voyage to a suborbital... Read more...
Elon Musks SpaceX hasnt been able to find complete success when it comes to testing a completely reusable rocket for commercial space travel, but SpaceXs failures were just greater incentive for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. You see, Bezos owns a private space firm called Blue Origin, and while it seems to fly under radar... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere loves to entice customers with attractive pricing, launch new initiatives which sparks the wireless industry to move in a positive direction for customers and troll his competitors, often with reckless abandon. But for all his bravado, it takes a lot of capital to fix one of T-Mobiles biggest... Read more...
There have been two major leaks this past week that we want to talk about. First, news that Verizon turns over all phone call metadata -- the numbers called, dialed, and the duration of the phone call in question -- to the NSA. Second, news that the NSA has agreements with major tech companies, including Apple... Read more...
Nothing ruins the wireless party quicker than a Wi-Fi dead spot, those annoying nooks and crannies that, for one reason or another, can't seem to hold a wireless signal. Netgear wants to help you eliminate those dead spots with its new Wi-Fi Booster for Mobile (WN1000RP), a compact device that amplifies an existing... Read more...
Acer announced the new Iconia Tab A700 tablet which features a 10.1-inch HD 1080p display with a 1920x1200 resolution. This display has a 16:10 aspect ratio, 800:1 contrast ratio and a very wide 178 degree viewing angle. The A700 is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0. Multimedia features... Read more...
If there's one thing that'll get one's attention, it's a snazzy tagline. And D-Link has one. The company has just released their new Amplifi family of home networking solutions, including the HD Media Router 1000 with HD Fuel (DIR-657) for managing high bandwidth HD traffic and streaming, the Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) and Wi-Fi Booster... Read more...
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