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Air Enhanced Nuclear Thermal Rocket by x-Spacex engineer

John Bucknell was Senior Propulsion Engineer for the Raptor full-flow staged combustion methalox rocket at Spacex and is currently the Senior Propulsion Scientist for Divergent3D in Torrance, CA developing additively manufactured vehicle technologies. In 2015, Bucknell presented the Nuclear Thermal …

Carnival of Space 516

Carnival of Space 516 is up at links through space. Planetaria – New Horizons team successfully observes transit of next KBO target, and clouds on Pluto. Images of seven possible clouds on Pluto, as seen by New Horizons. The other …

Spacex could launch third rocket in 9 days

SpaceX is looking to extend its soaring flight rate with a third Falcon rocket launch in nine days, as the company works off a backlog of missions that piled up after an accident 10 months ago. The company’s 39th Falcon …

Elon Musk Rapidly Climbing to Richest Person

In May, 2016, Elon Musk’s net worth according to Forbes had climbed to $15 billion, but Tesla stock has risen about 20% and is at $18.6 billion. Elon has 33.6 million shares of Tesla (about 19% of the company) worth …