The Strangest Flight Simulator NASA Ever Built

From NASA studies of the Lunar Escape System https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/19710013114/downloads/19710013114.pdf https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/19700022470/downloads/19700022470.pdf Follow me on Twitter for more updates: Tweets by DJSnM I have a discord server where I regularly turn up: https://discord.gg/zStmKbM If you really like what I do you can support me directly through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/scottmanley source

NASA's New Airliner Experiment To Make Flying Less Expensive

This week NASA signed onto a Space Act Agreement with Boeing on a project to build a full size version of the Transonic Truss Braced Wing design with a goal of demonstrating significant improvements in efficiency that will directly translate to improved fuel consumption and lower costs. This may be a blueprint for a future […]

Exclusive: Kerbal Space Program 2 Rocket!! Playable in KSP

Lol… as if people didn’t complain about shorts already. https://store.steampowered.com/app/954850/Kerbal_Space_Program_2/ Follow me on Twitter for more updates: Tweets by DJSnM I have a discord server where I regularly turn up: https://discord.gg/zStmKbM If you really like what I do you can support me directly through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/scottmanley source

ABL's RS-1 Rocket Fails Seconds Into its Maiden Launch

ABL Space Systems made their maiden launch and it looks like it crashed back to earth after about 20 seconds. Follow me on Twitter for more updates: Tweets by DJSnM I have a discord server where I regularly turn up: https://discord.gg/zStmKbM If you really like what I do you can support me directly through Patreon […]

Dream Chaser – The Dream Of Lifting Body Space Planes

Dream Chaser isn’t the first space plane, it is however on course to be the first operational Lifting Body space plane, intended to perform its first demo launch on a Vulcan rocket and rendezvous with the International Space Station during 2022. But its been a long time coming, the concept of lifting body space planes […]

The Computer Designed To Die In Microseconds

I found this fascinating story about a computerized telemetry system which was designed to be placed in the heart of a nuclear warhead, replacing the plutonium pit in a test device. I’m not 100% sure this was flown because the documentation disappears about 20 years ago, which is likely to be the case if it […]

Does it Snow On Other Planets?

Can you dream of a White Christmas on Mars? Sure if you’re close to the polar ice caps there’s a chance of snow. But other planets have different types of precipitation which isn’t necessarily water, and isn’t necessarily from clouds. Follow me on Twitter for more updates: Tweets by DJSnM I have a discord server […]

Failure of Arianespace's Vega-C Rocket

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Why The Biggest Laser in the World is Making Big News About Fusion

The National Ignition Facility has finally earned its middle name, generating temperatures and pressures at which a fusion reaction is able to drive itself and maintain the burn for longer. It’s not going to change the world overnight, but it’s another step towards understanding how humanity might be able to harness fusion power in the […]