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Landed it…again

Landing after high speed. The surprise of the crowd was great! This was an amazing landing on many levels. At double the speed the stage would need to use more fuel for corrections. Congratulations to SpaceX on this.

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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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