With the Space Shuttle's last ride right around the corner, there's a worry that NASA will be out of the manned spaceflight game for good, leaving it to the private sector instead. Well, walking back out onto the stage like a rockstar for an encore, NASA just screamed, "We're going into deep space, ya'll!" before diving into the crowd.
This week, Rocketdyne completed a series of tests on their launch abort system for Boeing's future space capsule, which would power it clear in the event of a primary rocket failure. And if you like watching rocket engine test firings, we've got some tasty video for you.
If you have been searching for a centerpiece to crown your collection of vintage space equipment, now is your big chance, because a space-flown 1961 Vostok capsule is about to hit the auction block.