Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Phreedom Phiter

This great rocket, flown a few years ago, contains I think 3 Kosdon M-3000 motors, or something along those lines. Very nice sound, would have been better in person. No rocketry people are not perverts, the voice on the video is a normal reaction to such a sound. You all would have done the same.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A sub scale SRB static fire

"November 2nd, 2007 An amazing sight lit up and roared in the Utah desert Thursday (11-1-07) and it was witnessed by many wanting to check it out. Alliant Techsystems (ATK) test fired a reusable solid rocket motor, the type that is used to launch the space shuttle. Engineers test fired NASA's four segment reusable solid rocket motor at ATK's facility Box Elder County, Utah. The RSRM spewed a huge stream of fire and smoke as dozens of kids and kids at heart watched, listened and felt the power of the rocket at full throttle. The booster rocket generates an average of two point six million pounds of thrust. This is comparable to 12 jumbo jets running at full throttle. Engineers conduct the tests to maintain safety standards on the shuttle. The tests also prep engineers for the development of other rocket systems."

Monday, November 5, 2007

"A concept image shows the Ares V Earth departure stage and lunar surface access module docked with the Orion crew exploration vehicle in Earth orbit. The departure stage, powered by a J-2X engine, is needed to escape Earth's gravity and send the crew vehicle and lunar module on their journey to the moon."

Basically, we have spent almost 40 years to get back to the same place. Brilliant work as always from the political NASA.