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India Has Successfully Launched And Recovered A Reusable Space Craft

by CHIRPon May 26, 2016
India has just joined the reusable space craft game, and they’re rocket looks awesome. Launched and recovered just this week by the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) around 9 AM local time, the rocket reached a height of 43 miles and then safely glided to a landing. At only 7-meters long, the prototype reusable spacecraft is […]
A Month In Science

A Month In Science [New Future News Recap]

by CHIRPon May 18, 2016
Things at CHIRP have been off to a great start. With over 200k visitors in our first month, we are excited to be bringing so many of you quality news from around the world. We’d like to say a big thank you to all of our readers and those to come! Your support is what […]

Prototype Capsule Potentially Game Changing For Sending Research To And From Space

by CHIRPon May 11, 2016
A new prototype capsule called the ‘Maraia Earth Return Capsule’ (MERC) looks to be the next big thing for sending and returning supplies and research to astronauts at the International Space Station and potentially beyond. Rather than having to wait for a return mission to earth to bring back supplies, the goal of the MERC, and […]
GoPro Awards: On a Rocket Launch to Space

Amazing Footage From a GoPro Shows What it’s Like to Ride on a Rocket

by CHIRPon May 7, 2016
A GoPro took a ride on a rocket launched from Spaceport America in New Mexico, and the footage has just been released. The little camera traveled more than 3,800mph on a 20-foot tall rocket. GoPro has released footage of from a camera of theirs that took the ride of a lifetime on a small 20 […]

The Falcon 9 Rocket Just Successfully Launched And Landed On A Floating Drone Ship For The Second Time

SpaceX Just Successfully Landed Their Flacon 9 Rocket On A Floating Drone Ship For A Second Time!

by CHIRPon May 6, 2016
The SpaceX Flacon 9 rocket that successfully landed on a floating ship for the first time has just done it again! And this time with a much more difficult landing. Carrying a Japanese communications satellite (JCSAT-14), the rocket had to reach an extremely high orbit, which makes re-entry and landing a bit more difficult due to a faster […]

SpaceX Founder Start New Rocket Company

Two SpaceX Founders Have Started Their Own Rocket Company

by CHIRPon April 27, 2016
Two of SpaceX’s (Elon Musk’s private space company) founders are starting another rocket company Vector Space Systems, which just announced $1 million in angel investment. They will focus their efforts on building launch vehicles expressly designed to put micro-satellites into orbit.   Still developing it’s first rocket called the ‘Vector‘ it carry approximately 5 to 50kg of cargo with a […]
Incredible, SpaceX Rocket Landing On Floating Drone Ship

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Just Landed A Rocket On A Floating Drone Platform For The First Time

by CHIRPon April 9, 2016
For the first time ever, a rocket has been successfully launched into space and then returned and landed on a drone ship floating in the ocean. It sounds like something out of science fiction, but it’s real. Just yesterday the Falcon 9 rocket launched into space to resupply the international space station with 7,000 pounds of […]