Apollo 10’s Lunar Module Snoopy Is Lost In Space – Could We Bring it Home?


Published on May 20, 2019

The lunar module flown on Apollo 10 is the only flown lunar module which didn’t end up crashing into the moon, or burning up in the Earth’s atmosphere. After the testing in lunar orbit the ascent engine performed a burn to depletion which meant it escaped into interplanetary space. At this moment the location is unknown, but people are looking for it, however it could take decades to be sure since it only comes into the vicinity of the Earth every 15 years or so. If it were found however, would it be possible to bring it back to earth for inspection by historians and space archaeologists – time to fire up Kerbal Space Program with realism overhaul to try flying this mission. Mike Loucks’ did the math to figure out the possible orbits: https://astrogatorsguild.com/?p=240

The Only Pilot to Shoot Down A Spacecraft – A Space Ace


Published on Aug 18, 2019

Sure space fighter pilots are an undying trope in science fiction and fantasy, but in reality the only pilot who can claim to have shot down a spacecraft is Maj. Wilbert ‘Doug’ Pearson. In 1985 he flew a modified F-15 with a specialized anti-satellite missile to shoot down an old satellite. Much of the detailed information was derived from Sven Grahn’s collection: http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/histind/AS… http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/histind/AS…

New Report Details SpaceX’s Plans To Launch Starship From Florida


Published on Aug 5, 2019

While it’s still a couple of years out at least, SpaceX has been doing the important paperwork detailing their plans to launch Starship and Super Heavy from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. A great deal of new info has come to light in the Environmental impact report including information on the sound levels as a result of the engines and the sonic booms from reentry. Also some detailed modelling on the chemical composition that results from the Raptor engines, gives us some more info on what to expect from the final Raptors. The report is available here: https://netspublic.grc.nasa.gov/main/…

 

Have You Ordered Your Bionic Tail, Cybernetic Arms and Jet Hoverboard?


Published on Aug 12, 2019

Will recently-invented human-assist technology — a bionic tail, cybernetic arms and a jet hoverboard — make your life easier, or provide opportunity for greater control by Progressives over your movements? Have you ordered yours? Right Angle is a production of the Members at https://BillWhittle.com

The US Military’s Most Powerful Gun


Real Engineering

Published on Oct 13, 2017
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The Ballad of the Green Berets performed by Letters from Home Singers


 

Published on May 29, 2016

Letters from Home Singers perform Live on AM Raleigh, ‘The Ballad of the Green Berets,’ written by Barry Sadler, and send chills up my spine with this superb performance! We honor our fallen on Memorial Day and Always and we say with all our hearts, ‘Thank You!’

 

Human-Monkey Hybrid Made in China by U.S. and Catholic University Scientists


Published on Aug 4, 2019

SpaceX’s plan to fly you across the globe in 30 minutes | Gwynne Shotwell


TED

Published on May 14, 2018
What’s up at SpaceX? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was employee number seven at Elon Musk’s pioneering aerospace company and is now its president. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, she discusses SpaceX’s race to put people into orbit and the organization’s next big project, the BFR (ask her what it stands for). The new giant rocket is designed to take humanity to Mars — but it has another potential use: space travel for earthlings. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com

 

Why SpaceX is Making Starlink


Real Engineering

Published on Jun 15, 2019
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Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship


Real Engineering

Published on Feb 8, 2019
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