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, […]
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 […]
Want: Firefly Space Systems charges full-speed toward low Earth orbit.
There seem to be quite a few entrants in the ALASA-class lately. Which is interesting on the one hand given DARPA’s work in this area 12-13 years ago, and amusing given SpaceX’s exit in favor of EELV-class launchers.
Orion spacecraft crew capsule completed and ready for fueling. With “hyper propellants”.
They must have changed over from sedate propellants after I left the program.
I learned today that there will be two passengers on EFT-1, after all – the ashes of two long-time Orion employees who passed away recently.
Looks like some of Bezos’ sea-bottom treasure belonged to AS-506, aka Apollo 11’s Saturn V: SERIAL NUMBER 2044
Today, I’m thrilled to share some exciting news. One of the conservators who was scanning the objects with a black light and a special lens filter has made a breakthrough discovery – “2044” – stenciled in black […]
This is one of the coolest space videos I have ever seen:
Whatever else good eventually comes out of the ISS, demonstrating VASIMR — and then using it to routinely reboost the station — might just be its best sci/tech achievement.
Someone at SciFi has been doing their homework as regards spacecraft metal fatigue — last night’s episode, No Exit, features character Galen Tyrol performing, of all things, a dye penetrant inspection of Galactica’s major structures.
I have a hunch that that is the first time an authentic non-destructive inspection technique has figured in a science […]