5) Mars Polar Lander ($154 Million) Mars Polar Lander was a robotic spacecraft lander launched by NASA to study the soil and climate of Planum Australe, a region near the south pole on Mars. In December 1999, Mars Polar Lander was supposed to touch down near the red...read more
1) Proton M (2013) Price: $65 Million The launch took place on time, with the Proton M in its dramatic fashion lifting off as usual. However, the rocket skew to one side almost immediately before trying to correct itself, sending it in turn skewing in the opposite...read more
Everyone at some point in life may have lifted or rolled over a standard 5-gallon water bottle as part of their household chores. Based on the weight of the water bottle, we are going to understand the payload capacity of space rockets relative to equivalent weight of...read more
To answer this question, we need to travel a lot. Literally. Since we are in the twenty first century it is safe to say that the brilliant minds from all around the world have made deductions from the data that they have procured to answer the above question. The...read more
A black hole otherwise known as a cosmic sinkhole, does what it says. In layman’s terms this giant hole can sink in any possible matter into it without leaving any trace of it. So, how exactly did a 100 year old prediction of Albert Einstein finally get established?...read more
1) Big Falcon Rocket (SpaceX) The Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) is a privately funded next-generation fully reusable launch vehicle and spacecraft system BFR will be able to take up to 100 tons of payload or hold up to 100 passengers comfortably, all the way to Mars,...read more
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