June 27, 2010
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June 26, 2010
I’m drooling…What a great design…
I’ve got to get to work on an LPR version of this. What do you think?
“This supersonic cruise concept is among the designs presented in April 2010 to the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for its NASA Research Announcement-funded studies into advanced aircraft that could enter service in the 2030-2035 timeframe.” -NASA
June 25, 2010
Launch Photo from this weeks RockOn! launch at Wallops
June 21, 2010
Senator John Glenn is weighing in on the future of manned spaceflight.
“These are critical days for the future of Manned Space Flight. Conflicting views and advice come to the President and Congress from every quarter in the aerospace and science communities. There is good reason for the concern.
Full Statement is here at SpaceRef
June 18, 2010
UPDATE: Live Broadcast of Launch
2010 RockOn Recipe:
Put together 80 Students and Professors
and a 35 ft tall rocket
Mix together and launch on June 24th from Wallops Island
Here is a video wrap-up of the 2009 RockOn
The 2010 workshop is set to begin on June 19th with launch scheduled June 24th (backup launch date of June 25th)
“The 80 workshop participants will build standardized experiments that will fly on a NASA Terrier-Orion suborbital sounding rocket set to launch between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. EDT on June 24. The 35-foot-tall rocket is expected to fly to an altitude of 75 miles. After launch and payload recovery, the participants will conduct preliminary data analysis and discuss their results.” -NASA
June 15, 2010
G.I.R.D. (Gruppa Izucheniya Reaktivhogo Dvizheniya) translated “Group for the Investigation of Reactive Motion”
GIRD was the world’s first large professional rocketry program. It was started on September 15th 1931 as a bureau in the Soviet Union. Fridrikh Tsander gave up his job and devoted himself to the group’s formation. The goal was to create a efficient working rocket engine. The group adopted the slogan “Onward to Mars, onward to Mars!” – A slogan that would be useful today. The group consisted of 4 brigades each headed by brilliant Soviet researchers. The group included:
Fridrikh Tsander – 1st brigade (rocket engine research)
Mikhail Tikhonravov -2nd brigade (rocket engine research)
Yuri Pobedonostsev – 3rd brigade (ramjet research)
Sergey Korolev – 4th brigade (rocket plane research)
Tsander inspired the group until his untimely death of Typhus in 1933.
June 14, 2010
UPDATE: Great launch !
here is the video
Liftoff is scheduled for 5:35 pm EDT on June 15th 2010. You can view the launch live on NASA TV.
4 p.m. (EDT)- Video Feed of the ISS Expedition 24 Crew Final Prelaunch Activities in Baikonur, Kazakhstan – JSC (Public and Media Channels)
4:45 p.m. (EDT)- ISS Expedition 24 Launch Coverage (launch scheduled at 5:35 p.m. EDT, followed by launch replays) – JSC/Baikonur (Public and Media Channels)