The Russian Cold War Rocket That Still Does Heavy Lifting

Click to view » 8/19/08 8:00am 8/19/08 8:00amThis Russian Proton rocket, looking like something out of a 60s sci-fi novel, launched yesterday from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying one of the largest satellites ever built. Arguably the best heavy boost rocket in the world, the Proton is a Cold War relic that's still a workhorse (despite some recent…

Space Shuttle Blastoff Looks Like Cotton Candy

We finally got the Space Shuttle Atlantis off the ground, after two months of delays and accidents, and it looks totally rich and creamy, streaming into the sky on the back of its big booster rocket. How can we be planning to retire the space shuttle program when it's such an awesome source of porn? Not to mention the… » 2/07/08 3:40pm 2/07/08 3:40pm