I always thought these things were a bit silly looking, like a Bradley GT made with an Airstream trailer. Yet an interesting foundation, had he worked to evolve the design further.
Turns out that, like a number of his wilder architectural ideas, form took precedence over function and a whole lot of evolution would have […]
Interesting, if true: NASA May Have Accidentally Created a Warp Field:
Which brings us to today’s warp field buzz. Posts on NASASpaceFlight.com, a website devoted to the engineering side of space news, say that NASA has a tool to measure variances in the path-time of light. When lasers were fired through the EmDrive’s resonance chamber, […]
I don’t agree with using a firearm in this manner. I’m not saying I don’t fully understand it, mind you, but that there are safer ways to take out your frustrations on electronic equipment. “Fed Up” Colorado Man, 38, Busted For Killing His Computer In Cold Blood.
ULA’s Vulcan recovery concept:
ULA CEO Outlines BE-4 Engine Reuse Economic Case
It amounts to severing the engines from the stage, post-separation, and bringing them down via IRVE-derived inflatable heatshields.
An interesting method, but AvWeek’s description makes it sound a bit crude compared to going all the way to a single P/A-module-like unit. It may […]
But not quite. Falcon landing
Worlds better than the first try, though. It’s like watching the landing from the last DC-X flight – everything’s going great until a leg goes bad and the thing tips over.
It’s a pity (for entertainment value) that the video cuts off just as the stage explodes.
Not bad: Forget Musk’s Mars: Billionaires Branson, Allen Seek Earth Orbit – Bloomberg Business.