The Crazy Way Scientists Launch Rockets From Balloons

Large chemical rockets are needed to launch payloads into space from the ground, but could rockoons, rocket balloons, be a more efficient alternative? Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Rockoon “The Rockoon (balloon-launched rocket) consisted of a …

Why Don’t We Launch More Rockets From Airplanes?

NASA recently launched a spacecraft horizontally from an airplane, rather than vertically from the ground. Should we launch more like this? Why Did The Antares Rocket Explode? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: NASA Rocket Deploys ‘Satellite Constellation’ After Unique Air-Launch “First, an aircraft called “Stargazer” took off from Florida’s …

An Unusual Way To Prove Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity

When rockets misfire their payloads, scientists use the misplaced satellites to prove the Theory of Relativity. How do they do it? How GPS Works ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Wayward satellites repurposed to test general relativity “Two satellites that were accidentally launched into the wrong orbit will be repurposed …