Monthly Archives: June 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 compound helicopter demonstrator continues its US demo tour, and they continue to share videos from said tour. I still think it looks a bit strange, but I suppose people said the same thing about helicopters and tilt-rotors when … Continue reading
NASA has posted video looks at five different vendors’ offerings for the Commercial Crew Program: SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Boeing, United Launch Alliance (ULA), and ATK. They’re basically highlight reels for each of the offerings. First up is the … Continue reading
No, it isn’t a new horror film coming out this fall. NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is scheduled to touch down at 22:31 PDT on August 5, 2012. From the time Curiosity enters the Martian atmosphere until touchdown only seven minutes … Continue reading
SpaceX continues to impress with their technological developments. Unlike most ‘new’ rocket engines, which are mainly evolutions of old designs (such as the J-2X), SpaceX’s Merlin is a clean sheet design. And it has evolved quite a bit since it … Continue reading
Sorry I’m a little late posting this. I’m going on vacation next week so I’ve been busy with work trying to get everything squared away before I’m off.