SpaceX partially reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle derived from the Falcon 9. Consists of a strengthened Falcon 9 first stage center core and two Falcon 9 first stage strap-on boosters. As of 2021, Falcon Heavy had the highest payload capacity of operating rockets and the third highest of any rocket ever to reach orbit.
America’s second manned launch vehicle and the first to reach orbit for the Mercury program. Manufactured by Convair and derived from the SM-65D Atlas missile making it a member of the Atlas family of rockets. Launched a total of four crewed Mercury spacecraft.
America’s first crewed suborbital launch vehicle. Member of the Redstone rocket family derived from the U.S. Army’s Redstone missile and the Jupiter-C LV. Used for six suborbital Mercury flights carrying astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom.
By Kaero, Mark Balderama, and Wolfram Broszies
The Aggregat 4 (A-4), later renamed the V-2 for Vengeance Weapon 2, was the world’s first long range missile and the first to pass the Karman line reaching ‘space’. Much of the development team went on to help develop rocket programs for both the USA and USSR.
Welcome to the Brick Space Agency! I have always been fascinated by the exploration of space and the rockets and spacecraft it takes to get us there. I love watching rockets launch and escape the confines of Earth as they transport humankind to new frontiers. When I was a kid I would build all sorts of space vehicles from LEGO