Monthly Archives: May 2007

Another Thesis Bleg: Short Pulse Duration Stroboscope

I figured it might be a good idea to bring this one up on the blog, just in case. Over the weekend, I finally got my flow test rig setup for my thesis. The rig is pretty similar to the … Continue reading

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More ISDC Notes

by guest blogger KenISDC 2007 Co-Chair The rain continues here in Dallas, something we desperately need to recharge the lakes and aquifers, but it can also be a major pain. Many flights were cancelled coming into Dallas the night we … Continue reading

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Notes from the 2007 ISDC

by guest blogger KenISDC Co-chair There was just an enormous amount of activity at the ISDC this weekend. Far too much for my exhausted brain and body to cover in just one meagre post. I’ve heard very few complaints from … Continue reading

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Thesis Layout Bleg

So, I’ve been slogging along with my thesis, trying to get everything wrapped up on time. I have a month from yesterday to get the experiments, models, and paper wrapped up to the point that my advisers are willing to … Continue reading

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ISDC Regrets

I should’ve put this up a few days ago when I first made up my mind, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t even had time to think. Basically, due to how close my thesis deadline is, I’m not going … Continue reading

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Not in Our Stars

Wayne Eleazer has an excellent article over on The Space Review this week, that I highly recommend. He talks a lot about the question “why manned space exploration”. I think the points he makes about stunts and programmatics is dead … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: Atmospheric Scooper?

I only have a few minutes before bedtime, but I got a lot of thesis stuff today, and since I was a good boy, I’m going to blog. This was a quick idea mentioned by a commenter on one of … Continue reading

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Why Blogging Has Been a Little Light Lately

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Reflections from ‘The Planets’ and ‘Sun Rings’

By guest blogger Ken This week was a particularly ugly and stressful one behind the scenes at ISDC, so I was quite happy to top it off with a local marketing display at the Las Colinas Symphony performance of Holst’s … Continue reading

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I just thought I’d quickly mention that the team behind DIRECT has just released a much improved revision. To put it mildly, I’m not much of a fan of shuttle derived launch vehicles, but of all the alternatives out there … Continue reading

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