2016 space missions included dramatic moments, triumphs and failures, and beginnings and endings, all part of mankind’s quest to explore the final frontier.
Much of what we take for granted today would astonish the people of the early 20th century. How they would react to motorized prosthetics, the Internet, or a combination phone/camera/computer that fits in your pocket. In that spirit, here’s an infographic of today’s technology as it might have been imagined by the futurists of yesteryear.
NASA, SpaceX thanks you for your advice, but say they got this.
Multiple explosions continued for several minutes.
SpaceX is on the forefront of Earth's rocket recycling program.
On April 12 1961, a Vostok-K rocket launched Yuri Gagarin into space, ushering in the age of space exploration. Since then, dozens of rockets from around the world have transported humans to the cosmos. Here’s a look at the most notable ones.
An up-close view of SpaceX's latest landing.
After last month’s success, the company just stuck another landing at sea, but this time from a much higher altitude and higher speed.
After a series of tests, SpaceX realized that the Falcon 9 can carry nearly double the weight the company thought it could.
A savings of some 120 million dollars. These are the fruits of a broken monopoly.
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