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Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab will attempt to catch one of its Electron rockets in mid-air after launch, using a helicopter to snag the vehicle while underneath a parachute. After nearly three years of preparation, small satellite launch company Rocket Lab will attempt to catch one of its rockets in mid-air today, after launching the vehicle to space from New Zealand. As the rocket falls back to Earth, Rocket Lab will

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Rocket League is getting a battle royale mode

Rocket League, in addition to its normal soccar game mode, is getting a limited-time-only battle royale mode called Knockout Bash. Carcinization describes the evolutionary process in which a crustacean will eventually and inevitably evolve into a crab. Battle royale-ification is this process happening in video games. Rocket League, the game with the simple-yet-elegant premise

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Watch NASA roll out its new mega-rocket, the Space Launch System, for the first time

At 5PM ET on March 17th, NASA will roll out its massive new Space Launch System rocket for the first time ever, sending it on an 11-hour journey to its launchpad. This afternoon, NASA will begin the very slow process of rolling out its brand new rocket, the Space Launch System, transporting the fully stacked vehicle out to its primary launchpad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It’s a major moment for the

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NASA’s new monster rocket set to roll out after more than a decade of delays

NASA’s Space Launch System is about to take its first small step towards the Moon, rolling out ahead of a projected summer launch. It’s a milestone that has been an extremely long time coming. After more than a decade of painstaking development and numerous delays, NASA’s new mega-rocket, the Space Launch System, will roll out into the open Florida air this afternoon, fully stacked and nearly ready to fly to space. Once in the great

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After mistaken identity and confusion, a piece of space junk slams into the Moon

A piece of a Chinese rocket from the Chang’e 5-T1 mission slammed into the surface of the Moon on March 4th, as astronomers predicted over the last few months. Originally trackers had thought it was a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. After years of zooming through deep space, a presumed leftover piece of a Chinese rocket slammed into the Moon today, just as space tracking experts expected it would. At least, it should have hit the Moon around 7:30AM ET this morning, as long as

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Russia says it will no longer sell rocket engines to the United States

The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, announced that Russia would no longer sell rocket engines to the United States. Such a decision would impact two US companies, ULA and Northrop Grumman, but the effect might be minor. Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos has issued its latest round of threats in response to global sanctions, this time claiming Russia will no longer sell rocket engines to the United States. Most rocket launches in the US should not be

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Russia holds OneWeb rocket launch hostage, issues conditional demands

Ahead of OneWeb’s planned launch on a Russian Soyuz rocket, Roscosmos is demanding the company’s satellites are not used for military purposes and that the British government divest its stake in the company. In its latest response to international sanctions and growing geopolitical tensions, Russia’s state space corporation, Roscosmos, is making a list of demands of its customer OneWeb before it agrees to launch the company’s upcoming mission this

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Russia suspends Soyuz rocket launches over European sanctions

Russia’s space agency has temporarily halted Soyuz rocket launches in French Guiana over sanctions imposed by the European Union. Roscosmos will remove all 87 employees from the Guiana Space Center. Russian space agency Roscosmos has announced that it’s temporarily halting Soyuz rocket launches in French Guiana due to sanctions imposed by the European Union, according to a report by Space.com. “Roscosmos is suspending cooperation with

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China casts doubt on origin of rocket debris about to slam into the Moon

A spokesperson for China claimed that a rocket fragment about to slam in the Moon isn’t from a Chinese lunar mission — but it’s possible the country got its missions mixed up. China claims that a piece of distant space debris that’s about to slam into the Moon does not stem from one of the nation’s lunar missions, as astronomers tracking the object believe. However, it’s possible that China may have mixed up which

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Cake Ösa electric motorbike review: hungry for more

The Cake Ösa electric motorbike is positioned as a "multifaceted utility platform with off-road capabilities." To test that claim, I took an Ösa Flex model on a sunrise surf safari and then cooked breakfast off the Ösa’s battery, which also powered my workday on a remote stretch of beach. Everyone — and I do mean everyone — has an opinion about the Ösa electric two-wheeler from Swedish upstarts Cake. It invokes such a surge of emotion that dozens of strangers felt compelled to exclaim unsolicited critiques at me over the last

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Apple ‘testing’ foldable with secondary E Ink display, says analyst

Apple is reportedly testing the use of a color display from E Ink as an external screen for a foldable device, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He adds that the E Ink display is also being tested in "tablet-like applications." Apple is reportedly testing the use of a color display from E Ink as an external screen for an unannounced foldable device, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. “The color EPD [Electronic Paper Display] has the potential to become a mainstream

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