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rocketry

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XKCD cartoonist's new book: 'Thing Explainer'

Like his "Up Goer Five" explanation of Saturn V rockets, Randall Munroe's next book marries a highly constrained vocabulary with detailed diagrams to explain everything from planes to plate tectonics.

By May 13, 2015

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Rocket fans successfully launch porta-potty into the sky

A group of Michigan rocket enthusiasts strap a rocket to a porta potty and launch it skyward. Because, why not?

By December 8, 2014

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SpaceX rocket explodes. ('Rockets are tricky,' says Elon Musk)

After a malfunction during a test flight, a Falcon 9 Reusable rocket built by Musk's firm explodes over McGregor, Texas.

By August 23, 2014

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Beer blastoff! Help a keg rocket hit the skies

An idea born in a pub is aiming to take off -- literally -- over the Nevada desert this fall. Crave's Michael Franco talked to "Team Numb" about their latest stunt.

By May 28, 2014

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Students blast off in egg payload rocket contest

One hundred teams battled for the crown in the Team America Rocketry Challenge over the weekend. Only one rocket was victorious.

By May 13, 2013

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Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82

obituary The astronaut and enduring icon of the space age is remembered today as a genuine American hero, the ultimate "right stuff" test pilot who preferred privacy to fame.

By August 25, 2012

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Celebrating 50 years since Yuri Gagarin's 'Let's Go!'

On April 12, 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut became the first human to go into space. It took the Americans another year to put a man into orbit. Fifty years later, Gagarin's fame is as bright as ever, and he may be one of the few Soviets to retain his star power.

By April 12, 2011

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DIY Weekend: Homemade 10-rocket launcher

In the latest installment of Crave's DIY series, a former toolbox and leftover flooring fire up to 10 rockets at once. How's your Ikea furniture doing?

By August 21, 2010

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Wallops Flight Facility, NASA's hidden launch shop

Road Trip 2010: On the Atlantic coast of Virginia, the space agency uses a 6,000-acre facility to build and launch rockets and design high-altitude scientific balloons big enough to hold a sports stadium.

By June 25, 2010

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2010 Bentley Continental Supersports First Take

CNET Car Tech drives the 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports, testing out the performance and tech.

By December 18, 2009