Monthly Archives: August 2010

1959 – Twelve Men On The Moon

by Dave Fischer Copernicus, Eratosthenes and Project Horizon Image Credit: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State University The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team recently released this image featuring the famous crater Copernicus with its ejecta splashed across much of the … Continue reading

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Why spend money on space….?

It is often asked “Why spend money on space when we’ve got all these problems on Earth?” An eloquent response to this question was recently given by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in a talk at the University at Buffalo. You … Continue reading

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Pintle Injector Rocket Engines

by Dave Fischer We have had several queries concerning “pintle injectors” (make sure you read the last paragraph of this post), as these are mentioned in the Space-X page on the Falcon 9, where it refers to the Merlin rocket … Continue reading

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