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Tag Archives: NASA
Lori Garver interview
is now. At least if you’re an astronaut. Thanks to Wayne Hale for the image.
Or another excuse for testing video embedding again… It seems tumbling is quite common, which is not a nice thig.
You can simulate lunar gravity quite easily on Earth – just suspend a man from his center of gravity and put him on a very inclined plane. Hilarity will ensue. Sigh, embedding broke again for no reason…. I never expected … Continue reading
NASA of the sixties reminds me of the Armadillo Aerospace of today. Drop tests, I think an F-111 model and various parachute, parawing and Rogallo wing things. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDyGMPHFteE] Airbags, landing rockets, landing gears (Dyna-Soar like rig) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ia5iWRg4wE&feature=related] Thank you NASA … Continue reading
From NASA Langley – they did wind tunnel tests on a model. Lots more pictures of various aerospace projects there too, some of them are quite weird. Thanks to Secret Projects forum for the info! Naturally since Rockwell built the … Continue reading
Detach a small capsule with the humans that goes directly to the surface (with only days of life support) and leave the untended craft to do multi-pass aerobraking Continue reading
He who controls the [Earth-Moon Lagrange points/Phobos/Deimos/Lunar North Pole], controls the solar system. Why? Because in space, it is not the tyranny of distance that sets the rules – it’s delta vee instead. Since there’s no resistance, traveling large distances … Continue reading
I do appreciate that the model is so different from Apollo that it takes time and thought to understand what it is about; I did not see it at first myself — but once I got past my preconceptions, I … Continue reading