Bleg: Favorite Selenian Boondocks Articles/Series

I already did my “real” post for tonight, so I feel ok about posting something more “administrivia”.

If you had to pick a few of your all-time favorite Selenian Boondocks posts or series, which would they be? What is your favorite series or article by me? by John Hare? by Kirk Sorensen? by Ken Murphy?

Please leave comments, and feel free to provide several suggestions.

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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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12 Responses to Bleg: Favorite Selenian Boondocks Articles/Series

  1. reader says:

    Prometheus downport project – by J. Goff

  2. Bleyddyn says:

    The Venus cloud base posts were the ones that drew me to this blog. Still my favorites.

  3. archibald says:

    Kirk Soresen AG-NEP / Canfield joint post.

    Unfortunately the java code is gone – it was fantastic to paly around and rotate the view ! I wish Kirk still has the code somewhere…

  4. Adam G. says:

    The series on different styles of reusable TSTO

  5. Dave Huntsman says:

    I second the posts on RLVs.

  6. Pete Zaitcev says:

    3 for Reusable TSTO Methodologies.

  7. Hey guys,

    You aren’t just limited to your one favorite. If you had other posts or series you liked that are 2nd or 3rd on your ranking, feel free to share those too.

    I’m planning on doing a “Best of Selenian Boondocks” blog post for the 16th, and wanted to have links to say 10 of everyone’s favorite blog posts.


  8. Juan Suros says:

    I still love the FLOC concept the best.

  9. Juan Suros says:

    Still remember the Air Turbo Rocket series and squirrel cage turbo rocket with fondness. The Notch Bell Rocket nozzle was also interesting.

  10. I’m torn between the MHD aerobraking series and the Venus series.

  11. Brandon says:

    Any mathy/concept stuff. You and your cobloggers have expertise in analyzing space systems that many of your readers don’t. Using that to good effect – even if posts are infrequent, because they obviously take a lot of time and effort – is always interesting.

  12. Paul451 says:

    This question was specific to an anniversary post, but to throw the question back onto you, and as a more general idea…

    Along the lines of your “I wrote this a year ago and meant to post it” posts: Hit the archives, pick a year, grab a random point in that year, flick through a few posts until you hit one that jumps out at you, “I forgot I wrote that, I haven’t even thought about that concept since then,” that inspires an update post. (Either because it’s interesting, or obviously (in hindsight) wrong, or just way way out of date in a way that says a lot about how the industry has changed.)

    Then rinse, repeat.

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