China Begins Development Of Reusable Rockets For Space Exploration

China has signaled that its future lies with reusable rockets to reduce cost and pollution; although they won’t be copying SpaceX’s landing techniques. SpaceX were the early pioneers of reusable rocket technology, successfully landing first stage boosters after delivering cargo into orbit, but it looks as though China are keen to follow suit with their …

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SpaceX Mars Mission In 2018 Could Give Boost To Future Manned Trips.

SpaceX told the international community that they plan to visit the red planet in 2018. What will they be testing and how will it assist future missions? The first technology SpaceX plan to test is supersonic retropropulsion. In the past, when we’ve sent landers to the surface of other worlds, we’ve used parachutes to slow …