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Amazing SpaceX Rocket Launch Video

SpaceX Grasshopper

SpaceX – of course – is already one of my favorite companies on the planet, or even throughout Known Space. They’re not-so-quietly revolutionizing the terran space industry with the humble goal of ultimately “enabling people to live on other planets.” Hey, I’m a person! And I think it would be cool if founder/CEO/CTO Elon Musk [...]

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Octopus Chronicles

Octopus in Space: Why the Latest U.S. Spy Rocket Is More Appropriate Than the NRO Knows

octopus spy satellite

The new impressively oblivious (or riotously self-mocking) logo that adorned a rocket carrying U.S. spy satellites is actually not a bad choice, as metaphors go. The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launched new secret spy—and scientific—satellites into orbit from California on Thursday via an Atlas 5 rocket [pdf]. All questionable enough given the ongoing revelations about the [...]

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