Friday, June 28, 2013

Missile test footage

"GBU-10, AGM-65G, JDAM, MK-82/83/84 missiles with sensitive tracer kits tested from air and ground. the biggest point of this test was the checking of the new turkish sensitive tracking system and some warheads compatible with MK missiles. results are perfect. army released this video yesterday."

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Copenhagen Suborbital Sapphire

"SAPPHIRE (modified HATV) is our experimental rocket using active guide jet vane rudders. SAPPHIRE-1 will be launched at test range ESD139 during Summer 2013. Active guidance is a necessity for us in the path towards the stars. SAPPHIRE will show us the way."

The video suggests a 26,000 foot apogee.

Mach Buster 38MM Project - Randy Regan

"Project - Build a rocket that can go faster than Mach 1. This rocket is a modified version of the Hawk Mountain Transonic kit. Rocket name - 'Mach Buster 38MM'"

Read more here.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Save our environment!

But seriously, stop messing with the environment.

Sounding rockets to paint the sky

"On June 24, 2013 a pair of daytime sounding rockets will launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) and deploy a chemical trail like the one deployed here from a sounding rocket at night. The chemical trail will help researchers track wind movement to determine how it affects the movement of charged particles in the atmosphere. All the colors in the sky shown here, the white and blue streaks, and the larger red blob overhead, are from the chemical trails." Credit: NASA

The JET Bicycle - The most dangerous unsafe bike EVER

"An old womans bike built for shopping turned into a bomb inspired safety hazzard. This is the final part in my series on the wonderfull pulse jet and what an end.The jet will push the bike a little faster but its staying on thats the challenage as some of the more keen eye'd people will have noticed the side shaking , yes we could have cured it with better frame better wheels etc but i like its a shit bike n still is."

Saturday, June 22, 2013


At home and in the field, for work or hobby, make your choice the M16.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Multiple explosions in Chapaevsk, Russia

"Numerous strong explosions rocked Chapaevsk and several villages around it today. According to Russian media at least 34 have been injured. 5,000 people are being evacuated. Chapaevsk is home to a large ammunition storage facility."

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Man Who Hunts Spy Satellites

"We went to Paris to interview premier astrophotographer, Thierry Legault, about tracking spy satellites in the sky. It's a story of mutual surveillance, adept tracking and ultimately one man's quest to do 'things that nobody has done before.'"

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Black and white photos from early NASA archives

Jayhawk Bowling Ball Surface Scanner

"Jayhawk is proud to introduce the Jayhawk Ball Surface Scanner. It is the only device in the pro shop industry that allows the pro shop operator to measure the surface roughness of a bowling ball, the most important factor of bowling ball motion. This is a short informative video on how to use the device and demonstrate some of its features."

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Runway Disappearing Act

"A burst of incredibly heavy rain forces pilots to abandon their landing at the very last second when the runway goes completely out of sight."

Tracers Skipping Across The Water

"Two 30 round magazines fired across a lake from an AR15 in full auto with tracers bouncing off in all directions."

I don't love the idea of people firing wildly in all directions in the dark, but then again this is 'mrca so that is his right. As long as we are going to be a country of gun nuts, however, we might as well do cool stuff with them, such as this video:

The Video at Live Leak

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunrise time lapse

Demolition of Building 877 on Governors Island

At 2 miles range, I was able to clearly hear this demo and knew right away that it was a series of explosions. Granted I have had some experience with the sound of explosions, but this once again demonstrates that a World Trade Center demo on 9-11, with a few thousand pounds of explosives, would have been heard across the city.

Ice cap on North Pole of Mars

Looks like a great comet target to me!  Sending dozens of comets on a collision course with Mars remains one of the most realistic methods of terraforming.  Doing so, and then seeding life, would allow us to turn Mars into the largest wildlife refuge in the Solar System.  Since we are destroying the Earth and all...

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mysischev 3MD

Hurricane Sandy's Near-surface Winds

Star Lab - a modern NOTSnik - sub-orbital system using an F-104

"CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – A NewSpace company based out of New Port Richey in Florida is working to provide suborbital access to space for firms with scientific payloads. The Star Lab project is an experimental suborbital launcher, designed to provide frequent, less expensive access to sub-orbit. This could allow educational and scientific institutions across the nation to conduct experiments that would normally be impractical." 

"'If Star Lab proves itself viable, as we feel it will, this could open the door to a great many scientific institutions conducting their research by using the Star Lab vehicle,' said Mark Homnick the CEO of 4Frontiers Corporation." 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lockheed AC-130 Hercules "Spooky" Gunship - Night Ops

Sharp rocket is all nosecone

"As the aerospace world prepares to say goodbye to the space shuttles, engineers are looking for cheaper, faster replacements. The German space agency is apparently ahead of the game, announcing a retro-looking multi-faceted design late last week. The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is developing a heat-resistant, 8-sided rocket that can re-enter the atmosphere without breaking up or suffering much damage, according to The Local. It would be the only rocket capable of guiding itself home."