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U.K. company sets a record for world’s largest 3D-printed rocket engine

Orbex Between SpaceX’s reusable, vertically landing rockets, trips to the far side of the moon, and some halfway serious talk about asteroid mining and Mars colonies, we’re living in an exciting age for boundary-pushing. high-tech space travel. The latest illustration of this? A U.K. startup, Orbex, which recently debuted the world’s largest 3D-printed rocket engine. […]

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Pentagon awards more than $2 billion in contracts for national-security-capable rocket launches

A rendering of Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket in flight. (Courtesy of Blue Origin) October 10 at 6:10 PM The Air Force on Wednesday awarded more than $ 2 billion in combined contracts to three companies to develop rockets capable of launching national security satellites. The contracts, part of an effort to increase competition, went […]