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Paul Allen procures V-2 rocket for aircraft museum

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is selling some of his abstract art, and buying a historic rocket. The eclectic Seattle billionaire has procured a rare Werner von Braun designed V-2 rocket, the first man-made object to fly into outer space. Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection — located at Paine Field in Everett — is taking possession of the rocket on… Read More

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Valve ‘hacker extraordinaire’ builds hybrid rocket engine

Ben Krasnow has created X-rays with a vacuum tube, combined avocados and high pressure nitrous oxide, and cooked up homemade astronaut ice cream all in the last year. His newest YouTube demonstration, though, might be even more impressive — it’s literally rocket science. The “Hacker Extraordinaire,” whose day job is at video-game company Valve, built a small hybrid… Read More