On today’s date just two years ago today, SpaceX, a space transportation company in California, launched for the first time the Falcon 9 rocket. This was (and is) an important occurrence in the timeline of development of commercial space travel…aka regular people getting to travel in space. The Falcon 9 was launched into low-Earth orbit

Popcorn & Rockets

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 by

Have you ever waited impatiently for a bag of popcorn in the microwave to finish popping? Everybody knows that watching a movie is always better with this buttery treat. Did you know that the same technology inside your microwave which causes popcorn to pop is being studied for use in launching rockets into space? Scientists

Virgin Galactic’s first commercial spaceship makes maiden flight March 22, 2010 Los Angeles Times Credit: Virgin Galactic Commercial space travel moved a little closer to reality Monday when Virgin Galactic’s mother ship and rocket plane took to the skies for its first “captive carry” test flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The carrier