SpaceX Dragon Splashdown after flawless mission.
May 19, 2014
April 18, 2014
Gerhard Zucker and an early mail rocket attempt (1933)
Coverage of the Farside Rockoon launch
Launch of the British Black Knight rocket into space in 1958
World of Rockets(1959)
I hope to post many more with stories in near future.
April 10, 2014
NASA Press Release
“NASA is making available to the public, at no cost, more than 1,000 codes with its release on April 10 of a new online software catalog.
Organized into 15 broad categories, the new catalog offers a wide variety of applications for use by industry, academia, other government agencies and the general public.
“Software is an increasingly important element of the agency’s intellectual asset portfolio, making up about a third of our reported inventions every year,” said Jim Adams, NASA’s deputy chief technologist. “We are excited to be able to make that software widely available to the public with the release of our new software catalog.”
The technologies featured in the software catalog cover project management systems, design tools, data handling and image processing, as well as solutions for life support functions, aeronautics, structural analysis and robotic and autonomous systems. The codes represent NASA’s best solutions to a wide array of complex mission requirements.” …more here
April 6, 2014
We are pretty familiar to watching NASA and SpaceX launches from the viewpoint of onboard rocket cameras. But what about Russian rockets?
Well here you go. Soyuz Flight VS07 with rocket cam.
April 1, 2014
Masten Space Systems Xombie rocket is guided with the Astrobotic hazard avoidance system to a perfect landing.
February 26, 2014
I wanted to point out a couple of articles that I find great reads this week.
The first article is over at Ars Technica and is a “what if” there could have been a rescue of the Shuttle Columbia.
The second is about new opportunities in Space and is over at The Space Review and is entitled:
February 6, 2014
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