The restored HD video of the Atlas missile explosion is amazing to watch

The guys at AtomCentral uploaded this video depicting the failed test of the Atlas missile back in 1961. The footage—scanned to HD from the original film—shows the rocket exploding in an epic and mesmerizing slow motion that would make Michael Bay drool. » 3/30/15 6:53am Yesterday 6:53am

Insane close-up video of a GoPro trapped in infernal failed rocket test

You may think that a close up video of a rocket engine failure would be just hell and mayhem—and you would be right. But there's something strikingly beautiful and poetic when the camera flies away in slow motion, spinning down a tornado of fire in this video from Copenhagen Suborbitals. » 11/04/14 2:13pm 11/04/14 2:13pm

NASA gives the go-ahead to the world's most powerful rocket

Today, NASA has officially committed to build the new Space Launch System, the world's most powerful rocket ever, which hopefully will take us to Mars by 2030. The program is now set for development—the 'first time that an exploration class vehicle has gotten this status since the space shuttle.' » 8/27/14 7:36pm 8/27/14 7:36pm

This is SpaceX's secret sauce to land its reusable Falcon 9 rocket

See those black fins moving on the surface of this Falcon 9R rocket? That's SpaceX's magic sauce. These steerable surfaces will allow used rocket stages to safely land back on Earth, ready to be refilled and launched again. This on-board video of their new 1-kilometer-high test show how they work. » 6/19/14 7:09pm 6/19/14 7:09pm

Giant metal cylinder of unknown origin appears in Siberia

This 16-foot-long metal cylinder of unknown origin recently washed up in a Siberian village following severe flooding. Nobody knows where it came from but Aleksey Yaskin, a professor of aerospace engineering at Biysk Technology University, told Reuters that it may be the first stage of a rocket. » 6/10/14 10:30am 6/10/14 10:30am

All the Saturn V rockets launching at the same time in a single video

If you think watching the launch of a single rocket is cool get ready to see all the thirteen Saturn V rockets launching at the same time. The video is composed in a single screen so you see all of them ignite and launch at once—like if it was a horse race. » 5/27/14 10:10am 5/27/14 10:10am

Cool video of the new Falcon reusable rocket launching and landing

Behold the first test of the Falcon 9 Reusable rocket, launching and then smoothly landing in another location—an entire rocket going up and landing back on Earth ready to be refilled and launched again. Unlike the Grasshopper, this thing is huge! It is so amazing that I squeaked like a little girl when I saw it in… » 4/18/14 3:08pm 4/18/14 3:08pm

I just don't get tired of seeing awesome photos of rocket launches

I love rocket launches photos, especially when they are as awesome as this photo by Pat Corkery, featured by the US Air Force. » 1/01/14 9:48am 1/01/14 9:48am

The nuclear-fusion spaceship that may take us to Mars in three months

A group of University of Washington researchers is working on a completely new kind of spaceship that could make relatively fast interplanetary travel possible: a nuclear-fusion rocket that will shorten the time of a trip to Mars "from eight to nine months to less than three." » 11/05/13 12:35pm 11/05/13 12:35pm

Massive Russian Rocket Crashes In Huge Ball of Fire

A Russian Proton-M rocket lost its navigation control on Monday, lurching and swerving until it finally turned upside down, crashing on the ground in a ball of fire right after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Its cargo was jettisoned before the crash. There are no reports of victims. » 7/02/13 10:15am 7/02/13 10:15am