Inside SpaceX’s Revolutionary Merlin Engines That Could Take Us to Mars

Inside SpaceX’s Revolutionary Merlin Engines That Could Take Us to Mars

00 SpaceX caused a furor on social media recently with its latest Instagram post showing the 1,000th test on one of their Merlin engines at the SpaceX Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas. It seems, so far, so good for the company who is currently the largest private producer of rocket engines in the world. The Merlin Merlin is the family of rocket engines powering the array of SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon rockets and Dragon free flying spacecraft currently operating under…

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SpaceX Successfully Launches First Reused Dragon Capsule to ISS

SpaceX Successfully Launches First Reused Dragon Capsule to ISS

00 SpaceX’s successful flights seem to be getting more prevalent with each month. Yesterday, SpaceX launched yet another Falcon 9 rocket. However, this time, the cargo made headlines. SpaceX carried a Dragon cargo capsule that had already been in space. The recycled Dragon traveled with SpaceX in 2014 to deliver cargo to the ISS. This marks the first time in history a private company sent a vehicle into orbit for a second use. [Image Source: SpaceX…

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This Week in Interesting Engineering News: June 12-18

00 [Image Source: SpaceX] Technological advancements happen so fast that each week there are endless amounts of discoveries and news about those on the cutting edge. Interesting Engineering tries to bring you the top technical content from around the web, and now we are rounding everything up that happened this last week! From the end of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 landing streak to a Googling grandmother that made us all smile, check out the top tech…

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