Peregrine falcon chicks on top of NYC bridges get bands! Video!!

Baby peregrine falcons on top of NYC bridges!!

Meet the city’s cutest future predators! Twelve falcons have been born at the Verrazano Narrows, Marine Parkway and Throgs Neck bridges, and the MTA has shared these great photos and video of them.

MTA Video Release: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Peregrine Falcon Banding – 6/2/2015

Full video of @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing attempt – with explosion!! #SoClose!!!

Amazing video of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attempting to land on the drone ship Just Read the Instructions. The rocket essentially lands on the ship correctly, but is off enough to tip over, resulting in a terrific ) explosion. Not bad for a second try!! See the close landing and explosion from the first attempt here. I bet the third time is a charm!!

CRS-6 First Stage Landing

SpaceX F9R rocket self-detonates in test flight gone awry in Texas

An experimental test of the reusable Falcon 9R rocket by SpaceX malfunctioned Friday, resulting in a self-detonation of the rocket.

Debris from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket, which self-destructed less than 20 seconds after launch, rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.

A hitch turned up during launch, and the “flight termination system automatically terminated the mission,” SpaceX said in a statement.

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