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Elon Musk: Falcon Heavy success means end of other heavy rockets

SpaceX plans to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket system on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET, though a lot could still change before then. If it's a success, Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful and cheapest way to launch heavy payloads into space.

Essential Science: 3D printed rocket parts now a reality

Houston - A sign that 3D printing has matured sufficiently for products to be entrusted for use in one of the most risk adverse areas, additive manufacturing produced materials are to be used in spacecraft.

Relativity Space aims to make a fully 3D printed rocket by 2021

Los Angeles - Startup Relativity Space plans on using huge 3D printers to manufacture all the parts of a rocket without human intervention. The company aims to reduce the number of parts as well as the cost of producing a rocket.

Rockets fired from Lebanon into north Israel: Security sources

Tyre - Two Katyusha-type rockets were fired from south Lebanon into Israel on Sunday, a Lebanese security source said, and in Israel the army said rockets had hit the north.

Israel targets Syria army posts after rockets hit Golan

Jerusalem - Israeli artillery targeted Syrian army posts Tuesday after two rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, Israel's army said.

NASA is going to light up the night sky with vapor tracers

NASA will be putting on a light show Wednesday night using a barium and strontium lasers to test the viability of some new rocket tech, and to get a glimpse at naturally occurring ion flows.

Israeli planes strike Gaza after rocket attacks

Jerusalem - Israeli warplanes struck multiple militant targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to Palestinian rocket fire, but nobody was injured according to Palestinian security sources.

Palestinian rockets killed more Gazans in 2014 war: Amnesty

Jerusalem - Amnesty International said Thursday Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians in the Gaza Strip than in Israel.Such deadly attacks on civilians on both sides constituted "a war crime," it said.

Rockets fired from Syria hit Israeli-held Golan: Army

Jerusalem - At least two rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday prompting Israeli forces to return fire, the army said.There were no immediate reports of casualties on the Israeli side.

Palestinians and Israelis agree to new ceasefire

Cairo - Gaza Strip communities stayed quiet Sunday and Monday as a new 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas took hold.

First Israeli killed as cease-fire rejected

Tel Aviv - Shortly after a cease-fire was rejected and fighting resumed between Gaza and Israel, Tel Aviv suffered its first fatality. A mortar killed a rabbi distributing food.

Op-Ed: Google Glass can warn against incoming Gazan rockets

Tel Aviv - An app for Google Glass provides real-time updates on missile attacks against Israel. Does this mean Israelis really are safe under that Iron Dome?

Op-Ed: Israel Iron Dome is leaking, ground invasion likely

Once again Israel’s vaunted military may not be living up to the reputation it earned with successful but risky missions that made good movies. It may force them to invade Gaza.

More than 100 dead in Gaza, medical facilities overwhelmed

Gaza - Four days of Israeli airstrikes on the densely populated Gaza Strip have left more than 100 people dead, and overwhelmed hospitals.

Israeli government okays invasion according to local media Special

Jerusalem - The Israel government gave its army permission to invade the densely populated Gaza strip after air strikes failed to stop rocket attacks, local media said. Tanks were massed at the frontier.

40 160-km-range rockets aboard 'Iran arms ship': Israel

Jerusalem - The Israeli military said on Sunday it had found 40 rockets with a range of 160 kilometres (100 miles) aboard a ship allegedly transporting arms from Iran to the Gaza Strip.The army said it seized the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C on Wednesday and escorted...

Howard has last laugh in first return against Lakers

As the Houston Rockets pummeled the overmatched Los Angeles Lakers, center Dwight Howard watched and flashed a smile even wider than the gap between his new team and his old one.

Report: Syrian militants fire rockets into Lebanon

12 rockets have been fired into Lebanon's border town Hermel, where one person has been killed, and several others have been wounded.

Rockets fired at Russian passenger plane over Syria

There are reports coming in that a Russian passenger plane narrowly missed being shot down while flying over Syrian airspace today.

Rockets hit Israel's resort Eilat — No injuries reported

Eilat - Three rockets landed in Israel's southern holiday resort, Eilat, this morning. No injuries have been reported. Eilat airport has been temporarily closed for incoming flights.

Op-Ed: The littlest victims — Children of Gaza and Israel

Hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis have been killed or wounded during eight days of violence, and the children of both countries are left with scars that will last a lifetime.

Video: Hamas rockets intercepted by Israel's 'Iron Dome'

A rare video captures events as Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system shoots down incoming Hamas rockets near Ashkelon, close to the Gaza border.

Op-Ed: Another Arab-Israeli conflict begins

As rockets fall on Israel, Obama quietly removes Hamas terrorist from U.S. watch-list. For the first time ever Hamas launches rockets on the Holy City of Jerusalem. And Gaza cease-fire collapses as new explosions are heard in Tel Aviv.

Israeli Defense Force responds to Syrian attacks

The MiddlE East crisis continues as the IDF fire a warning shot into Syria after a shell hits the Golan Heights. Netanyahu says Israel is closely following events along the Syrian border. Analysts believe a Middle East war could erupt before 2013.

Op-Ed: Russia develops iron fist as Israel responds to rocket attacks

Today, Mideast crisis continues as Russia develops an 'iron fist' to deter Western powers, Iran’s military official says recent drone incursion shows Israel is vulnerable, and IDF strikes Gaza sites in response to Hamas rocket fire.

Tenants in Fred Wigg Tower lose bid to stop missiles on roof

London - Tenants of a London residential complex tried to get the High Court to prevent surface-to-air missiles being placed on the roof of their building during the London Olympics.

Op-Ed: Hamas rocket attacks barrage Israelis

Hamas terror rockets barrage Israel. Barak says Egypt must bring Sinai under control now. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) general warns that terror will move to the east. And the U.S. condemns rocket attacks on Israel.

NBA: Chris Paul isn't a Laker, major 3-way trade on hold

The blockbuster NBA trade to send star point guard Chris Paul from New Orleans to the L.A. Lakers has hit a snag, ESPN reports. The trade also includes the Lakers' Pau Gasol moving to the Houston Rockets.

NBA: The Houston Rockets make Kevin McHale new head coach

Houston - The Houston Rockets parted ways with their former coach Rick Adelman after five years of what the organization deemed good, but not successful. The Rockets had a nice list of coaches to take over, but Kevin McHale ended up as the man to take over.

Netanyahu promises 'most harsh' response against Gaza militants

As Hamas and Israel attempted to structure a ceasefire over the weekend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a 'most harsh' response should rocket volleys continue from Gaza.
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A 23 kiloton tower shot called BADGER, fired on April 18, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site, as part of the Operation Upshot-Knothole nuclear test series.
A 23 kiloton tower shot called BADGER, fired on April 18, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site, as part of t
Rocket attack  vehicles and buildings hit in Beersheva  Israel
Rocket attack, vehicles and buildings hit in Beersheva, Israel
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Ariane 5 solid booster is the main workhorse of the European Space Agency
Ariane 5 solid booster is the main workhorse of the European Space Agency
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Hamas missiles intercepted above Beersheva.
Hamas missiles intercepted above Beersheva.
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Rocket attack  buildings and vehicles hit in Beersheva  Israel.
Rocket attack, buildings and vehicles hit in Beersheva, Israel.
Israel Channel 10 news screen shot
Smoke rises as the Rooivalk helicopters leave the scene.
Smoke rises as the Rooivalk helicopters leave the scene.
Hamas rockets in photo attributed to Hamas press office.
Hamas rockets in photo attributed to Hamas press office.
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Rockets (arugula) and radicchio salad with a shallot infused vinaigrette and fresh goat cheese.
Rockets (arugula) and radicchio salad with a shallot infused vinaigrette and fresh goat cheese.
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Rocket attack  buildings and vehicles hit in Beersheva  Israel
Rocket attack, buildings and vehicles hit in Beersheva, Israel
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The South African arms manufacturer  Denel  showcased its rockets at its stand. Ingwe is a leopard.
The South African arms manufacturer, Denel, showcased its rockets at its stand. Ingwe is a leopard.