Gunpowder, whisky and a prayer to the gods: Thailand’s rocket festival

Gunpowder, whisky and a prayer to the gods: Thailand’s rocket festival

Posted May 18, 2018 17:31:04 Thamnong Chaiyanit concentrates as he plunges a metre-long drill bit directly into compressed gunpowder. Water floods the whirring drill bit, but one spark could be the end of him, and all the other men nearby packing explosive powder and straightening bamboo. The Angel of Time …

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space company launches first rocket since fatal 2014 crash

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space company launches first rocket since fatal 2014 crash

Posted April 06, 2018 14:13:45 Video: Virgin Galactic successfully launches and lands tourist spaceship (ABC News) Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship climbed at supersonic speed over California’s Mojave Desert on Thursday in the company’s first powered flight since the fatal crash of its original rocketship in 2014. The flight of VSS …

Rocket attack on market in Syrian capital kills 35 people, state media reports

Rocket attack on market in Syrian capital kills 35 people, state media reports

Updated March 21, 2018 08:34:29 Photo: Eastern Ghouta has come under heavy attack in recent days. (Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via AP) Rockets fired on a market in a Government-controlled neighbourhood of Damascus have killed 35 people and injured more than 20 others, according to Syrian state-run media, marking …