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What "Interstellar" Gets Wrong about Interstellar Travel

Christopher Nolan’s new film, Interstellar, is a near-future tale of astronauts departing a dying Earth to travel to Saturn, then through a wormhole to another galaxy, all in search of somewhere else humanity could call home.

November 12, 2014 — Lee Billings

Space: The Private Frontier

Following up on the SpaceX launch videos I posted yesterday, I wanted to repost this video I made a couple years ago for In 2010, I visited the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA.

October 30, 2013 — Brian Malow

Failure to Launch Is Always An Option

Do not try this at home. A Russian Proton-M launch goes wrong – and it can happen to anyone (wait for the shock wave). A rocket is a controlled bomb.

October 29, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf

Robot Rocket Knows When to Fly, When to Hover [Video]

When I was a kid, I spent an awful lot of time and money on model rockets. I loved the whole process—picking out which Estes rocket kit to buy, carefully assembling the thing, and, most important of all, igniting a solid-fuel engine to shoot a high-velocity projectile into the sky.

February 16, 2012 — John Matson

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner