Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts To Land a Rocket on a Drone Ship…Again

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Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts To Land a Rocket on a Drone Ship...Again

With a little bit of luck, SpaceX just might make history today.

At 6:10PM (EST), SpaceX will launch NOAA’s DSCOVR, a delayed NASA/NOAA project that will observe both the Earth and the Sun at a million miles distance. After SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral and delivers its payload beyond Earth’s atmosphere, the private space company will attempt (once again) to land the first stage of the rocket onto a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, the first time it has successfully done so during a mission. Basically, SpaceX wants to avoid this explosive nightmare:

Fascinating photos reveal how they built the SR-71 Blackbird

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Fascinating photos reveal how they built the SR-71 Blackbird

Built and designed in the 1960s after the A-12 Oxcart, the SR-71 Blackbird is still the fastest, most vanguardist air-breathing airplane in the history of aviation. These once classified photos reveal how Lockheed built both birds in secret, in California. They look taken at the Rebel base in Hoth.

“Everything had to be invented”

The A-12 and the SR-71 were a completely different design from anything else before it—and everything after, as time has demonstrated. At the time, many of the technologies needed to make these airplanes were considered “impossible.” And yet, thanks to Kelly Johnson and the amazing team at engineers and scientists at Lockheed’s Skunk Works, they were invented from scratch—in twenty months.