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Looks like NASA has made a decision to use both Boeing and SpaceX.

Each will need to complete 5 major milestones set by NASA

More information here

NASA to Make Major Announcement Today About Astronaut Transport to the International Space Station.

See official statement:
“NASA will make a major announcement today at 4 p.m. EDT regarding the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States. The agency will make the announcement during a news conference from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

A brief question-and-answer session with reporters on site will take place during the event. Media will be able to ask more detailed questions related to the program in a teleconference shortly afterward.”  READ MORE HERE

Streaming will start at 4pm : http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Redditor luke_in_the_sky created the picture using the actual launch arc from Sunday mornings launch and the SpaceX logo which flawlessly fit into the arc.

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Chris Michielssen has released a new scale version of the Black Brandt VB. This version is BT-5 based for 13mm motors.Chris says he used the scale info from Peter Alway. I can’t wait to fly one!

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Download: Black Brant VB (PDF)

This can also be found  along with many more of Chris’s rockets in my Partial Paper Rocket Builds

More on the Black Brant

CSXT(Civilian Space eXploration Team) launched their new “GoFast” rocket on July 14th to an confirmed altitude of 73.1 miles or 385,800 feet. This is the second successful space launch for the team. The CXST first entered the record books in 2004 becoming the first amateur rocket to reach space.The top speed of the new GoFast 2014 rocket was 3420 mph. According to Ky Michaelson the amateur rocket accomplished the following for amateur rocketry:

  • World record highest altitude rocket launch
  • World record fastest speed rocket launch
  • First photo taken from space on-board an amateur rocket
  • Second amateur rocket in history to reach space

CSXT Team photo: Ky Michaelson

CSXT Team photo: Buddy Michaelson

LAUNCH VIDEO:

Video of 2004 launch

Ky Michaelson posted the results on Facebook. 

CSXT site

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