Monthly Archives: September 2007

All Things Sputnik

Of course you realize at this point that the great 50th anniversary of Sputnik happens on October 4th. So as a space enthusiast, how can you celebrate the orb that ushered in the space race and birth of the age … Continue reading

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Project Mercury – Part 2 – Atlas

Part 1 can be found here The Project Mercury continued with 4 manned orbital flights using the Atlas as the booster. The Redstone was not powerful enough to place a man into orbit and NASA choose the Atlas (America’s first … Continue reading

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Japanese Launch Moon Probe

“September 14, 2007 (JST) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Lunar Orbit Explorer “KAGUYA” (SELENE) by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13) … Continue reading

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The Google Lunar X-Prize

The object: Be the first private team to land a rover on the moon. The Rover must travel at least 1640 feet on the surface and return high resolution video and data back to earth. Google made the announcement at … Continue reading

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Farside Rocket – Flight of a Rockoon

click to enlarge I came across this picture from a 1958 Popular Mechanics. Listed among the rocket configurations was the Farside Rocket. It seem to have a strange box around it and I was totally unfamiliar of its purpose. A … Continue reading

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Bayboro, here we come

Everyone is getting excited over the new flying field in Eastern NC. The field located in Bayboro, NC is reportedly huge. Even bigger than Whitakers. The Whitakers field was lost back in early 2006. It was temporarily replaced with the … Continue reading

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This weeks rocketry bits

Team America Rocketry Challenge registration began Wednesday Sept 5th for the May 17, 2008 TARC. Registration deadline is Friday November 30th. TARC Website Have an idea for a new NASA slogan? Write it here. The Rocketry Forum has been offline … Continue reading

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