A rocket is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine. Rocket engine exhaust is formed entirely from propellants carried within the rocket before use. Rocket engines work by action and reaction. Rocket engines push rockets forward simply by throwing their exhaust backwards extremely fast.
If you happen to be on the East Coast tonight, preferably between North Carolina and New Jersey, you’ll be in for a dazzling late night show. NASA will be launching five rockets consecutively in five minutes time, part of its ATREX mission, which aims to study high-altitude jet streams. The five suborbital rockets will release chemical tracers as they sore [...]
The dawn of a new space era has begun – the commercial space era! As governments constantly cut space exploration budgets, the world is forced to turn its gaze upon the private sector which is more than willing to lend a commercial hand to space agencies. Space tourism, satellite orbit delivery, ISS cargo taxi, you [...]