China launches powerful rocket

Asia Pacific Dec 28, 2019

China launches powerful rocket

China on Friday launched one of the world's most powerful rockets in a major step forward for its planned 2020 mission to Mars. The heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket carrying a Shijian 20 test satellite payload blasted off from the Wenchang launch site on the ...

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas test flight

Business Aug 29, 2019

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas test flight

SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company's Mars rocket on Tuesday, unnerving residents near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's interplanetary ambitions. After the launch, Musk congratulated engineers from SpaceX, short for Space Exploration Technologies Corp., and ...