Rocketry Festival in Thailand

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Looks like the folks in Thailand like rockets too

Recovery the Soyuz way

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Read about it at i09

Chinese Space News

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Earlier the Chinese landed  a rover on the moon.  Recently, they tested missile delivery system that proved to be a  hypersonic missle.

hypersonic army

Meanwhile, the US has ended the X-51A Waverider program back in May, 2013. Hopefully there will be more to look forward to in 2014

two cool

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I need to get out more. This is the future – 3d printer and rockets.

 

Extreme TECH has the extreme text here

Got $250,000? Get in Line

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RB is selling tickets to ride! Will it still be virgin after the Branson family gets a go?
Some video and such of the Spaceship2 blasting through the atmosphere

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Atlas 4 Flight Video from Vandenberg

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If you have P-envy*, you’ll have a rub with this video from the LA Times. Unfortunately it does not show liftoff. 8^( BUT THERE IS A LIFTOFF GALLERY HERE and if you’re really smart these can be used as a background for your phone.

* propellant envy – rocketeer mental disorder requiring greater amounts of thrust

Open Rocket 13.05

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I found this on Major Geeks

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/openrocket.html

 

OpenRocket is an free, fully featured model rocket simulator that allows you to design and simulate your rockets before actually building and flying them.

OpenRocket features a full six-degree-of-freedom simulation, realistic wind modeling, a multitude of different components including free-form fins and canted fins, clustering and staging. Read more about its features and see screenshots. 

OpenRocket is an Open Source project licensed under the GNU GPL. This means that the software is free to use for whatever purposes, and the source code is also available for studying and extending. 

OpenRocket needs help to become even better. Implementing features, writing documentation and creating example designs are just a few ways of helping. If you are interested in helping make OpenRocket the best rocket simulator out there, please Get involved!

 open rocket screenshot

iPhone or should I say FlyPhone

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If you are so inclined and want to collect data about your rocket’s flight, here is a terrific instructable about using an iPhone and a sensor tag. It looks pretty technical and there is room to improve but it is inspiring nonetheless. Check out the the full story HERE.  Thanks Byteworks!

i in the sky

i in the sky

Virgins First Burn –

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For lovers of mach diamonds, the virgin galactic first burn video showing launch, burn and landing. There is hope

Raul Dorta called me last week to let me know he is moving house back to the Fontainebleau area and he wanted to make sure his rocketry parts would have a good home too. I visited with him for a while and came away with a number of phenolic airframes, 3 & 4″ nosecones and some 29 & 38 mm aerotech casings. There is also a 2.5 acme fin can and a built up 3 fin plywood motor mount fin can – think loc magnum for 4 inch airframe. Also a fresh rocketman rc12 chute. One special item is a 2.5 x 29mm NCR bomarc kit complete that was once belonged to Korey Kline. Says so on the box.
The PML tubes were rescued from storage in a shed where they slept with lizards. They are a little messy but structurally sound. Not new but unused.
He also gave up a Pratt ECS B2 remote control transmitter but there is no receiver.
If you’re wanting some of this give me a call or email to jschultz@o-geepaint.com

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