* SpaceX Grasshopper almost ready SpaceX's ambitious reusable design nicknamed grasshopper will be tested soon in Texas. The first stage will return to the launch site and land it self vertically under rocket power.
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1207/10grasshopper/ * VG Going Orbital? Title says it all. Virgin Galactic is planning on building a Pegasus-like satellite launcher. http://www.virgingalactic.com/news/item/xxx/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAdV9fqllRk * VG Motor Test Not actually sure where this is from or who took it, but it's awesome. Space Ship 2's rocket motor in a static fire test. Unless things have changed since the first ship it's a N2O/HTPB hybrid motor. http://www.hobbyspace.com/AAdmin/Images/RLV/VirginGalactic/2012/recent-rocket-motor-firing.jpg * Soyuz Launch to ISS 3 Astros on board for Expedition 32/33 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw-Mb2zNYrs http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7571989314_05c5a6a1c7_o.jpg * Infographic of human launch vehicles I probably should have made this, but didn't. http://i.imgur.com/Jmo9g.jpg _______________________________________________ psas-team mailing list email@example.com http://lists.psas.pdx.edu/mailman/listinfo/psas-team This list's membership is automatically generated from the memberships of the psas-airframe, psas-avionics, and psas-general mail lists. Visit http://lists.psas.pdx.edu to individually subscribe/unsubscribe yourself from these lists.