SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket soars in debut test launch from Florida

By Joey Roulette CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, Feb 7 : The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, roared into space through clear blue skies in its debut test flight on Tuesday from a Florida launch site where moon missions once began, in another milestone for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket company. The 23-story-tall jumbo […]

Eighth time lucky: NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON, Apr 26 : A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space today, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones. The balloon, designed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to detect ultra-high energy cosmic […]