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Behold: starships! To wit:

Specifically, they are launch-and-return reusable rockets being developed by SpaceX to lift cargo and eventually humans from the Earth‘s surface into space. The two rockets pictured are SN9 (Serial Number 9) and SN10 which were captured near their Boca Chica, Texas launchpad last month posing below January’s full Wolf Moon. The Starships house liquid-methane engines inside rugged stainless-steel shells. SN9 was test-launched earlier this month and did well with the exception of one internal rocket that failed to relight during powered descent. SN10 continues to undergo ground tests and may be test-launched later this month.

(Image: John Kraus)

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A fabulously simple explanation of an Apollo program space rocket.

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Meanwhile, Happy Science Week:

Richard Bruton, Professor Mark Ferguson and Sean Sherlock this morning launching Agenda 2020, an eight-year investment investment plan by the government’s science agency, Science Foundation Ireland.

Previously: I Could Earn A Lot More In The Private Sector

Understanding The Science Foundation Leak Crisis

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)