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That’s a Big, Um, Rocket You Got There…

Jeff Bezos rocket

The internet has thoughts. “Is it me, or does Jeff Bezos’ rocket look like a giant penis?” one person tweeted. “I thought ‘penis’ as soon as I saw that image.” another person agreed, with numerous other tweets noting the phallic shape. Others quickly suggested the historic rocket “looks like a giant sex toy,” with one writing, “It’s basically a giant flaming space dildo.” Full Story at the NY Post

SPACE: Elon Musk Tweets Photos of His Giant Rocket

Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX’s monstrous new rocket has officially arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of its debut test launch. Elon Musk — who founded the space exploration firm in 2002, one year before he launched Tesla (TSLA) — tweeted photographs of the Falcon Heavy awaiting its big moment inside a SpaceX hangar. The exact date of the Heavy test launch isn’t clear. The plan was to launch before the new year, but a series of delays pushed it into 2018. A tweet posted to SpaceX’s verified account on December 6 said the company is targeting “early January.” By Jackie Wattles … Read more

SpaceX Rocket Explodes On Launch Pad


SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, meant to launch a satellite this weekend, exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Reports suggest the explosion occurred during a static fire test of the rocket’s engines. The Falcon 9 was getting ready to launch the Amos 6 satellite, a communications probe for the Israeli satellite operator Spacecom. The mission was scheduled for 3AM ET Saturday morning. Prior to all launches, SpaceX conducts a static fire test, in which the rocket’s engines are turned on while the vehicle is constrained. It’s a routine procedure the company has done many times before. Full Story … Read more

News: Jeff Bezos’ Team Spectacularly Lands a Reusable Rocket

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard reusable rocket hit a test altitude of 329,839 feet and then made a successful return landing to its launch site in western Texas on Monday, the company reported. It also published a spectacular video of the launch and landing. The rocket, powered by an American-made BE-3 liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen engine, is made to carry six astronauts and/or space tourists. The video also included a simulation of what a space tourist aboard the flight would experience as it breached Earth’s atmosphere. Full Story at