DIY Space: Balloons and Balls

27,000 were used for re-floating a boat.  They’ve been shot at high speeds out of air cannons.  Captain Kangaroo enjoyed a daily shower of them.  But there’s a person that’s determined to get them into space, too.  What is it that’s the object of all this activity?  Ping pong balls!  The person who’s trying to send […]

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The Satellite “Brown Note”

The DailyMail posted this article about the European Space Agency’s (ESA) use of sound in satellite development.  The ESA likes to use satellites that can withstand the rigors of a rocket launch.  One of those rigors is the loud, vibration-prone environment a satellite payload sits in during a rocket launch.  Like the Mythbusters test to […]

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