A sparky G motor in super slow motion

The Slo Mo Guys over at Youtube posted this great video of launching a rocket with a G motor in super slow motion. Stick around for the low light close up. Pretty amazing!

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The Saturn Tour Travel Posters

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Posters by NASA

These great posters are now downloadable from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA.

“These three posters imagine future tourism possibilities based on the rich history of Saturn exploration from the twin Voyager’s Grand Tour to the epic discoveries made by the Cassini-Huygens mission.” – NASA

Please click here to visit site

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What would a flight over Mars look like?

Lovely video using real images of a flight over Mars. Inspiring!

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SpaceX ECHOSTAR XXIII MISSION

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UPDATE 3/16: Successful deployment of EchoStar XXIII to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit confirmed.

Launch:

 

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SpaceX is targeting launch of the EchoStar XXIII mission tomorrow, Thursday, March 16th, from the historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  The launch window opens at 1:35 am ET or 5:35 am UTC, and the launch will be broadcast live at www.spacex.com/webcast beginning at approximately 1:15 am ET or 5:15 am UTC.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver EchoStar XXIII, a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). EchoStar is a premier global provider of satellite and video delivery solutions.

Because of the heavy payload the first stage will not land and will be in the fully-expendable configuration without landing legs or grid fins.

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Disney’s “Man in Space” – OTD 1955

Disney premiered “Man in Space” on this day in 1955.

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Little Joe – Vintage Space

Nice video from Vintage Space on the Little Joe program. Great job Amy!:

 

Dr. Zooch made a model of the Little Joe and if you are lucky you may find one out there somewhere

Paper Model:There is still a paper model available of the Little Joe if you want to start building today . (these and other paper model builds can be found on my Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide)

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CRS 10 Mission

UPDATE: Success!

Nominal Launch. Nominal Flight. Successful landing.

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“SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to low-Earth orbit to deliver critical cargo to the International Space Station for NASA. SpaceX is targeting a late morning launch of its tenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-10) from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is on Saturday, February 18 at 10:01 a.m. EST, with a backup launch opportunity at 9:38 a.m. EST on Sunday, February 19. Dragon will separate from Falcon 9’s second stage about 10 minutes after liftoff and attach to the station roughly two days later.” -SpaceX

The first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Press Kit

Webcast of Launch

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F9 Vertical at Historic LC 39A

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