For this week’s Rocket Roundup, we have all the Chinese launches! SpaceX launches a ton of satellites on one rocket, Virgin Orbit launches a few satellites from a plane, and Virgin Galactic sends a few employees to space. Plus, this week in rocket history, we look back at the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
This week, we share a Rocket Lab launch failure (but first stage recovery success), yet another Starlink (with rideshare payloads), and a rare-sounding rocket launch. Plus, this week in rocket history, we take a look back at a key early mission: Apollo 10, which launched on May 18th, 1969.
This week we present more Starlink launches, another Chinese launch, the test launch and landing of SN15, and the re-entry of the Long March 5B core stage that failed its deorbit burn last week. Plus, this week in rocket history, we look back at the launch of Alan Shepard and Freedom 7 on May 5th, 1961.
In this week’s Rocket Roundup, host Annie Wilson presents *checks notes* yet another Starlink launch from SpaceX, a Chinese launch, a crewed Russian launch, and the resulting capsule shuffle at the ISS. Plus, this week in rocket history, we celebrate the launch of Vostok 1 and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to travel into outer space, on April 12th, 1961.
A new study examined the effects of recent increases in the number of space objects orbiting Earth and found that the proliferation of satellites contributes to a nearly ten percent increase over natural lighting of the night sky. Plus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, ancient Earth, volcanoes, and our weekly What’s Up segment.
In this week’s Rocket Roundup, host Annie Wilson presents another Starlink launch from SpaceX, another OneWeb launch from Arianespace, the very foggy SN11 test flight, and a Chinese launch. Plus, this week in rocket history, we look back at STS-1, which launched from the Kennedy Space Center on April 12th, 1981.