Video: Nasa unveils rocket to carry man to Mars

Nasa has unveiled a new rocket design which it says will put humans on Mars by 2030.

Space Miami – Aerojet-Dade Rocket Site Documentary

Space Miami – Aerojet-Dade Rocket Site Documentary from Coffee and Celluloid on Vimeo.

In 1963 Aerojet-General built a rocket manufacturing plant in the middle of the Everglades. They were hoping to build rockets for the Apollo moon mission. The rockets were built and tested in a 150 ft. deep silo, the deepest hole ever dug in Florida.

In addition to the site, they dug the largest canal cutting through the Everglades to the Atlantic ocean. Because the rockets were so big (solid fueled), they could only be transfered by barge.

The Saturn rockets ended up with liquid fuel and Aerojet never got the contract. The site was abandoned in 1969, along with the rocket in the silo. It’s been sitting there for nearly 50 years.

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Rocket Porn: Indian Satellite Rocket Explodes after Launch

An Indian rocket carrying a communication satellite has exploded just minutes after its launch. Officials say an error caused it to adopt a steeper angle than intended and break up. It’s India’s second space launch failure this year – a similar rocket developed a fault in April.

Rockets of the World Infographic

This is a little dated – but it’s definitely worth sharing for the folks interested in rocket technology.

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