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Build Your Own Thrust Vectored Rockets For Vertical Landings Like SpaceX

Build Your Own Thrust Vectored Rockets For Vertical Landings Like SpaceX

If you love rockets, you can’t help but notice that real space launch vehicles lift off the pad slowly,but model rockets zip up like darts. That’s how I became obsessed with using thrust vector control (TVC) — gimbaling the rocket motor — instead of fins to keep model rockets upright, so they can launch, and […]

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These 9 Projects Show That There’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Space Geek

These 9 Projects Show That There’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Space Geek

  We have entered an era of accessible space. Space that is accessible to life-long learners, makers, and students. Getting tools and experiences into the hands of curious explorers today is not only fun and engaging, it will make for a better world tomorrow as we face significant challenges on our Earth habitat. A lot […]

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Where In World Is the ISS? Three Ways To Locate Humanity’s Only Space Outpost

Where In World Is the ISS? Three Ways To Locate Humanity’s Only Space Outpost

When China’s Tiangong-1 burned up last year, it left the International Space Station (ISS) as humanity’s sole outpost in space. Today six astronauts live aboard the ISS, performing spacewalks and science experiments, filming scenes for an upcoming virtual-reality series, and unloading cargo deliveries from capsules like Northrop’s Cygnus and SpaceX’s Dragon. These brave astronauts orbit […]

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The Martian Bases Of The Future May Be 3D Printed From Regolith And Ice

The Martian Bases Of The Future May Be 3D Printed From Regolith And Ice

In 2015 my colleagues and I founded SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architecture), with a mission to conceive, investigate, and develop innovative “human-centered” designs enabling human beings not only to live, but to thrive in space environments beyond Earth. We are a collective of designers, architects, technologists, and researchers that integrate design thinking with traditional engineering workflows […]

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Space or Nothing: USC Rocket Propulsion Lab To Attempt Space Shot For Fourth Time

Space or Nothing: USC Rocket Propulsion Lab To Attempt Space Shot For Fourth Time

On the morning of April 20th, a caravan of cars packed to the brim with more than 100 college rocket enthusiasts will make its way to Spaceport America and attempt to make history. The USC Rocket Propulsion Lab’s fourth space shot, Traveler IV, would be the first student-engineered-and-built rocket to pass the Karman Line, the […]

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Make This Giant LED Lit Moon With Simple Tools

Make This Giant LED Lit Moon With Simple Tools

No fancy tools required, and a budget under $100 to make this impressive decoration

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