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SpaceX JCSAT launch

About Payload: JCsat-14 A geostationary TV Broadcast satellite for Tokyo based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp., a satellite operator based in Japan “Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt an experimental landing on the “Of Course I … Continue reading

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Regulus Rocket Mail

On June 8th 1959 the crew of the USS Barbero prepared for a launch of a Regulus Cruise Missile. The Regulus cruise missile was a ship or submarine launched turbojet powered and nuclear armed missile used between 1955 and 1964. … Continue reading

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360 view of F9 first stage Landing

Wow! I can’t stop watching. The interactive 360 video of F9 first stage landing is a video for the ages. *use mouse on computer or tilt move phone for 360 experience

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Parawing or parafoil recovery

Back in the early 60s NASA Gemini engineers did not expect spacecraft to continue to fall from a chute into the ocean like the Mercury program. They began to look at other ideas like the inflated paraglider based on the … Continue reading

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Magnetically levitated rocket-powered sled

The U.S. Air Force just broke the land speed record for a magnetically levitated vehicle. The rocket propelled sled zipped down the 2,100 foot track at 633 miles per hour. The feat was accomplished at Holloman AFB by the 846th Test … Continue reading

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A.S.P. and paper model

The A.S.P. (Atmospheric Sounding Rocket) was developed to sample the mushroom clouds of nuclear blast.The rocket was launched from a monorail rocket launcher. An interesting feature of the rocket was it’s low aspect fins. It was first launched in December … Continue reading

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Barge Landing GIF

I have created a GIF of the OCISLY Barge landing photos.

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