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Using a Solar Sail to explore the inner solar system

posted Mar 28, 2018, 8:52 AM by squadron-101 admin

Spacex Record Year

posted Jan 14, 2018, 1:58 PM by squadron-101 admin

Move over Blue Origin, the Falcon has landed

posted Dec 22, 2015, 7:59 AM by squadron-101 admin

In a historic HUGE accomplishment spacex has returned a liquid propelled rocket first stage to earth. 

A little singed but safe on the ground.

Check out the launch video on you tube.  The employees reaction at spacex was electric.  This landing is paving the way for human expansion across the solar system.  It's not a question of if now but when.  Once one person does something others are sure to follow.  Perhaps in the next 10-20 years or so reusable rockets will become the norm.

HISTORIC FIRST: Blue Orgin lands resuable rocket that went to space

posted Nov 24, 2015, 10:37 AM by squadron-101 admin

Blue Orgin, founded by amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has pulled off a suborbital rocket flight with the successful retrive of the unmanned capsule and its first stage rocket. 

This is HISTORIC as NO ONE has ever retrieved a liquid fueled first stage rocket before. 
This test is paving the way for humanities low cost access to space.

SpaceX is also working on reuse with their Falcon 9 first stage.  SpaceX has many more hurdles to overcome as they are launching their rockets higher and faster for orbital payloads. 

Still what an accomplishment that not even NASA has equaled. 

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Search for intelligent aliens near bizarre dimming star has begun

posted Oct 27, 2015, 1:29 PM by squadron-101 admin   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 1:31 PM ]

I'll admit this news story from made me do a double take.  One theory as to why the star is dimming is that an alien super structure is blocking the stars light. 

Amazon's Bezos: We've had a successful space launch

posted Apr 30, 2015, 8:32 AM by squadron-101 admin   [ updated Apr 30, 2015, 8:34 AM ]

Massive airliners flying sideways

posted Apr 19, 2015, 5:43 AM by squadron-101 admin

When an aircraft lands, it usually lands as head-on into the wind as possible.  This is why major airports usually have at least two runways.  However in extreme conditions the wind doesn't co-operate and is blow across the runway at an extreme angle.  When this occurs pilots need to perform a cross wind landing.  And sometimes they look very strange.

Here is a a video compilation showing how extreme these landings can appear.

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