Monthly Archives: September 2010

R.I.P. Robert Truax

Rocket Scientist and champion of civilian space endeavors has died at the age of 93. Robert was one of the great rocket scientist of the 20th century. He is originator of the idea of long range missiles on submarines and it is even believed … Continue reading

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SpaceX targeting Nov. 8th

It looks like SpaceX is targeting Nov. 8th for the first launch of the Dragon Spacecraft. This will be 5 months after the inaugural launch of the Falcon 9 vehicle. The flight is labeled “COTS-1”. Currently the COTS contract has three test … Continue reading

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Today is Petrov day

On September 26th 1983 a Soviet scientist saved the world from nuclear war. It’s really a quite extraordinary story. “On September 26th, 1983, Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov was the officer on duty when the warning system reported a US … Continue reading

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Expedition 24 lands safely

After a 6 month stay aboard ISS and a delay due to a hatch sensor, the Expedition 24 crew lands safely at  1:23 am in Kazakhstan. The crew: Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson Flight Engineer Mikhail … Continue reading

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NASA free E-Books

Looking for some great reading in the field of Aeronautics. These free E-Books from NASA will get you started. “NASA’s Contributions to Aeronautics, Volume 1”  Edited by Richard P. Hallion “NASA’s Contributions to Aeronautics, Volume 2”  Edited by Richard P. … Continue reading

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Remarks by Obama : The “Change the Equation” Initiative

“Now, as any one of the scientists, CEOs and teachers here will tell you, this kind of innovation isn’t born in the boardroom or on the factory floor.  It doesn’t begin in a basement workshop or a research laboratory.  That’s … Continue reading

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The new video from Virgin Galactic

from Virgin Galactic

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