Monthly Archives: January 2007

Sundancer Orbital Trajectory Implications (Part Two)

Sundancer Orbital Trajectory Implications (Part One) In the first post in this series, I hinted at the idea that there may be a serendipitous benefit to Bigelow’s choice of orbital inclination for Sundancer. I had received a refined version of … Continue reading

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Checking Sources

There’s going to be a bit of a delay before I post part two of my series about Bigelow’s chosen trajectory. I got an email from one of my sources at LM with a higher resolution version of their ground … Continue reading

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Sundancer Orbital Trajectory Implications (Part One)

Back in September of last year, Bigelow announced an ambitious plan, that if successful may become one of the key events in the commercial development of space. On the heels of his Genesis I mission, that performed far better than … Continue reading

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Excellent news for an excellent program

by guest blogger Ken Eagle-eyed Keith Cowing over at NASAWatch has spotted a European press release for sponsorship of an ESA student at the NASA Academy. This is great news for the excellent NASA Academy program. With so many programs … Continue reading

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ISDC 2007 Call for Papers and Call to Youth

by guest blogger Ken. With great fanfare I’m proud to announce the ISDC 2007 Call for Papers for the May conference. While Jon works on his thesis, I’m going to try to distract him with thoughts of perhaps submitting a … Continue reading

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Jonny Bloggin’ : Blocks Edition

Jonny loves cars, trucks, and trains… Jonny also loves his blocks… Jonny loves cars and trains with his blocks… And, just in case you might have thought that there was any hope for this boy… What does James think of … Continue reading

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Light Blogging and Childhood Memories

Things have been rather hectic as of late, so I haven’t had much chance to blog lately. Part of that was due to my monitor dying (possibly hastened along its way by Jonny), part of it the fact that I’m … Continue reading

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More MSS Bloggy Goodness

Dave has another brief update on what we did today, along with some more video:This was basically a preparatory run for our throttle response test. While we’ve done hundreds of firings now with the engine in the trailer, this test … Continue reading

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Playin in the Dirt

Who says little boys are the only ones allowed to play around in the dirt? Seriously though, we actually had a valid scientific reason for doing a test without the jet deflector in place. Honest. We uhh…needed to know if … Continue reading

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New Addition to the Blogroll

Just added Matthew Bowes’ new blog Space Liberates Us! to the blog roll. It looks promising. Of course I’m biased because he commented positively on my MSS Update blogpost.

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