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Published in 1956, the Last Question is one of Asimov’s most acclaimed short stories.
You can read it in full here.
NASA Cassini spacecraft provided us with the first close-up, visible-light views of a gigantic hurricane around Saturn’s north pole. Truly stunning.
This revolutionary new design for a rocket that is able to perform multiple take-offs and landings will change space exploration forever. This means that rockets can now be used multiple times instead of shedding their segments once at every stage of leaving the orbit.
SpaceX’s Grasshopper flies 820 feet, tripling its March 7th leap. Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle that SpaceX has designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up in the atmosphere during reentry, SpaceX’s rockets are being designed to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing.