Introducing the rockets of Earth, my new space project ๐Ÿš€๏ธ

Love rockets? So do we. By we, I mean me, Jatan Mehta, and my friend Dhvanil Patel. I’m a science writer and Dhvanil is a designer. And both of us are enthusiastic about space exploration. So we thought we should collaborate on a project together.

Introducing, a website where you can browse and compare the rockets of the world that take us to space. ๐Ÿš€๏ธ


The homepage shows all the rockets of the world that can achieve Earth orbit. Besides each rocket is information about its manufacturer, payload capacity, cost/kg, etc. You can even filter the list of rockets by country, lift class or see only those rockets which are certified to carry astronauts.

Once you select a rocket, you are presented with information about its performance, cost, launch history and more. Photos and useful links are added to sweeten the pot.

The coolest thing about is that you can compare rockets and see how they stack against each other. Go try it out!

Why did we build

Because rockets are awesome. ๐Ÿš€๏ธ

Now hereโ€™s the longer version. Life on Earth emerged four billion years ago. Since then, it has flourished and taken over pretty much every corner of Earth. But in all this time, not a single life form ever left the bounds of our home planet and venture into outer space. At least not intentionally. The gravitational pull of Earth is gruesome.

The barrier was disrupted in 1957 with the launch of Sputnik. For the first time in four billion years, something was intentionally sent to space. Pulling off this massive feat was a rocket built by humans that can achieve Earth orbit. Fast forward to today and we have over 50 rockets of various sizes and features that can do the same. Some can do even more, like sending spacecraft to Pluto and beyond.

We built so that people can explore rockets of the world, learn more about them and just plain appreciate their sheer prowess.

Whatโ€™s next?

The list currently only shows rockets that are in operation or ones that have recently retired. Over time, weโ€™ll add upcoming rockets like Starship, Vulcan, etc. and also include iconic past rockets like the Saturn V, Space Shuttle, etc.

If you think some things are missing and should be added, get in touch with me.


We put a lot of effort into building this website and have made it available for free to everyone. We donโ€™t display ads and will continue maintaining the site for free as well. So if you like, please donate to us and show your support. ๐Ÿ™‚

– Jatan Mehta (@uncertainquark) and Dhvanil Patel (@dhvanilp)

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