Falcon Heavy launch puts the awe back into space flight

The maiden flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, launched from Kennedy Space Centre at 7:45am AEST on February 7, was a monumental event. It represents a huge leap forward towards the return of human space exploration. The Falcon Heavy is the world’s biggest operational rocket by a factor of two – it’s … [Read more...]

Better late than never, Australia heads (back) to space

Australia’s space achievements stretch back to the 1960s, when it became the seventh nation to launch a satellite into orbit. Named the Weapons Research Establishment Satellite (WRESAT), the 45kg spacecraft was designed and built by Australians and took off from the Woomera Test Range in South Australia on … [Read more...]