When I first saw images of SpaceX’s test of their Dragon capsule’s pad abort test, the obvious nerd-quote going through my mind was “Hold your fire. There’s no lifeforms.” Which was true for the test. And if you don’t get the reference, please just search on the net, roll your eyes, and sigh. For the […]Read More “Hold your fire.” SpaceX’s “Escape Pod”
Below is just a fun little clip one of the people I work with shared. As much fun as the gentleman narrating the clip is having at the expense of Soyuz (it’s all tongue in cheek), we really need to remember one thing: it’s the only way we can get people up to the ISS and back […]Read More The Soft Landing?!
Okay, okay! Really this is about voting for the ability to build the International Space Station out of LEGOs. Found on the LEGO Ideas website, this particular LEGO model of the ISS stands out because of the details the designer, XCLD, put into it. There are over 1000 LEGO pieces that have gone into the design […]Read More DIY Space: Build A LEGO ISS
A Chinese Long March 2C rocket boosted another satellite with unknown intentions into orbit earlier today. You can read all about it from NASASpaceflight.com’s posting: Chinese Long March 2C lofts Yaogan Weixing-18 satellite. According to the article, this launch was not officially announced. There’s not too much advertised about Yaogan Weixing-18, although NASASpaceflight.com’s article does a great […]Read More Another secret Chinese launch
Sorry about that last quick post. I normally don’t monitor launches. But here’s some more information about SpaceX’s Dragon from Yahoo! News. Remember, this one has the newer engines which a lot of established players (Air Force, Lockheed, etc.) were worried about. Of course SpaceX did test these as best they could, but the real […]Read More Pictures of the Dragon